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ROLL OF HONOUR 



A BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF ALL 

MEMBERS OF HIS MAJESTY'S NAVAL 

AND MILITARY FORCES WHO HAVE 

FALLEN IN THE WAR 



And he Passed over 

and all the Trumpetts sounded 

for him on the other side." 



Volume III. 

With some 1,300 portraits. 



London : 

THE STANDARD ART BOOK COMPANY. LIMITED, 

30-32. LUDGATE HILL. E.C.4.. 



AND EVER THE FAITH ENDURES. 



These men have laid down their Uves for England. In the future, History will pass its verdict upon the 
War, its causes and its consequences, the methods of its accomplishment, and on the men who planned and 
schemed and fought to bring it to a triumphantly victorious ending. Our children, and the generations which 
are to follow us, for whose sake we have believed this war is being waged, will sit in judgment on all that has been 
done in it for good or for ill. Let us be content to be so judged. 

But, whatever may be that verdict, what grander tribute can we humbly pay to those who have fallen, what 
else can we proudly say of them than the bare reiteration of the simple fact that they have made that last and 
greatest sacrifice of all ? That sacrifice has been reached after the manner of our race, for the benefit of others, 
for the sake of those ideals which we rightly regard alike as the foundation and the characteristics of our nation. 

From the fringes of the Empire men came homing back to the Motherland to shoulder her troubles and die for 
her alongside of the veterans who had already grown grey in the service of the King, and of the boys from London 
Town. 

Some have gone out to meet their death with laughter on their lips, and some witii prayers ; and others have 
faced the end racked with the pain of long drawn suffering. Some have died in the gladdening exaltation of 
accomplished victory : and there are those who fought — and fought — and turned again and fought — and fell 
sleeping as they fell and dying as they slept, in that grimmest nightmare of retreat at the opening of the 
campaign. 

Victory we have known — failure we have met ; yet those who have fought this fight for us have heaped up 
laurel upon laurel to add eternal lustre to that battle fame which the centuries behind us have woven for our name ; 
and our children's children will rejoice in the glory they have made. 

There are British graves in Flanders and Gallipoli, on the bleak hillsides of Serbia and by the waters of 
Euphrates. There are those who now rest peacefully beneath the sullen waves of the grey North Sea or the sun- 
kissed far Pacific ; and of those who sleep so quietly none now hears the maddening racket of this world at war in 
which they played out their parts so gallantly. 

Here are their names, officers and men together, as they fought and died for this dear Empire which thev have 
loved so exceeding well. Let us pay tribute to their memory. 



The Roll of Honour 




Sam Abel. 



ABEL. SAM, Private, Xo. 18(547, 1st Battn. (25th Foot) The Kin«'s Own 

Scottish Bord<^rcR, eldest s. of Sam Abel, of 28. Fowler Street. Pitsmoor, 
Sheffield, by his wife, Alice ; b. Sheffield ; educ. Wuod^idi- Council School there : 
volunteered ;uh1 <-nli-^t.-(i 12 Aiiril. 1915 : served 
with the Mu'vptiaii Kxpi'djtinnary Force at 
Gallipoli and in Kgyjit ; subsciimiitlx iiroiceded 
to France ; was reported nii>-;in'_' ;iit'T the 
fighting on 1 July, 1010. and is now a^uim-d to 
have been killed in action on that date : kiuh. 
ABELSON, EDWARD GORDON. 2ud 
Lieut., Royal Marine Light Jniantry (attd. 
^Machine Gun Company), elder .s. of Milton 
Abelson, of 10, Kidderpore Gardens, Hamp- 
stead, London, N.W., by hi.*; wife, Florrie, dau. 
of Samu'-I Arrobus : h. \,ontlon. 15 Feb. 1897; 
ethie. Hiath Mount Preparatorv School, and 
Cheltenham College (1910-15). "where he was 
a college and Iioum- pn-feet ; bad won an open 
History 8eh(ilarslii[. lor Ilmmanuel College, 
Oxford, from ('li(iteiil)am. but before taking 
it up was gazetted 2Tui Lieut. Koval Marines 
21 Jan. I9ir.. direct from the College O.T.C. ; 
went to Fraiiee from Grantham early in Sept., 
and died at Havre 1 Dec. following, of wounds 
received in action on Li Xov. i>reviously, 
during an attaek by the R.N. Division, lluried in St. Marie Cemetery, Le 
Havre. The Commanding Officer of his Machiin' Gun Comjiany wrote : " Your 
son w;vs a most effieient. in fact the ideal. Machine r.iun Otlicer. ... He was 
much liked by his brother officers, respected by his men, extra()rdinarily reliable, 
and had special abilitie,s which fitted him for this work. In my despatch to 
the Lri^ailirr afti-r thi- action, and in reporting your son as being wounded, I 
described liim us a most capable and efficient otfiecr." i'nm. 
ABERNETHY, DAVID ROSS, Sergt., Xo. 414044. 2nd Lowland Field Coy., 
Ro 1 Engineer^ (T.F.). 3rd s. of William Abernethy, of 458. Baltic Street, 
Bri eton. Glasgow, Baker, by liis wife, .Teanie, dau. of David Ross, of 
New ongrange : b. Dalkeith, 13 June, 1891 ; educ. Springfield Public School, 
Glasgow; was a Joiner; joined the R.E. (T.F.) 25 March. 1912; was called 
up on mobilization in 1914 ; ser\-ed with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 
at Gallipoli from 25 April, 1915 ; was present at the landing and evacuation of 
Suvla Bay and Cape Helles ; then proceeded to Egypt, and was killed in action 
at the Second Battle of Gaza, 2 Nov. 1917. Buried in the Sampson's Ridge 
Cemetery, Ivjypt. His Major wrote: "An officer, who was wounded at the 
same tiiii'-. s|)i;iks very highly of the plucky way he led his section to the: job, 
and that In- died doing his duty in a most plucky way, setting a fine example to 
his men. His death was a blow, not only to the Coy., but to mc personally." 
Unm. 

ABRAHAM, GEOFFREY WILLIAM POPPERRELL, Capt., Glamorgan 
Yeomanry (T.F.), attd. 24th (Service) Battn. The Welsh Krgt.. 4th .x. of the 
Right Rev. Charles Thomas Abraham, Bishop of Derby and Vicar of Bakewell, 
by his wife. Mary Theresa, daii, of the Yen. Archdeacon C. W. Furse. of West- 
minster, and Halsdon, co. Devon; b, C^irist Cliurch Yiearage. Licbfleld, i> Sept. 
1895 ; educ. Clieltenham College ; was in business with Messrs. E. A- A. Robin- 
son, of Kedclilfe, Bristol ; joined the Glamorgan Yeomanry as a trooper on the 
outbreak of war in Aug. 1914; obtained his commission in the same regiment 
some months later, being promoted Lieut., and afterwards Cai)t ; served with 
the Egy])tian Expeditionary Force in Egypt from Jan. 1010. where be took part 
in expeditions to oases on the west desert ; subsetpieutly iiroceeded to I'alestine. 
attached to the Welsh Regt. ; was slightly wounded in the attack on Ueersheba 
at the end of Oct., while in command of his company, and died in hospital at Port 
Said, 19 Nov. 1917, from wounds received in action at Sheria on the (5th. Buried 
in Port Said Cemetery ; unm. 

ABRAHAMS. REGINALD ARTHUR. Private. No. 18707, lOtb (Servi<-e) 
Battn. The Worctstershire Regt., 2nd s. 01 Harry Nathan .\braliams, of Kingston- 
on-Thames, AuetioneiT and Valuer. I>y bis wife. Sarah, dau. of the late Michael 
Jewell ; b. Kingston-on-Thames. (> April, 1892 ; educ. Great EuIiiiL' Seho<»l. 
and Gate House School. Kingston; enlisted 7 Sept. 1914; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France from July, 1915 ; was reported wonndi-d and. 
missing after the fighting at La Boisello 3 July, 1916, and is now assumed to ha\.- 
died of wounds on or about that date; mini. 

ACKROYD, WILLIE, Signaller, No. 682, IGth (Service) Battn. (Bradford) 
The Prince of Wales's Ovn\ (West Yorkshire Regt,), yst. fi. of Frank Ackroyd. 
of 13, Prospect Place, Deckworth Lane, Bradford, by his wife, Clara, dan. of 
Walter Hardaker; b. Bradford. 1 Sept. 1893; educ." Council School, Whetley 
Lane there: was employed by Sir W, E. B. Priestley. ^LP. for East Bradford, 
at his warehouse in Bradford ; voluntarily enlisted 23 Sept. 1914 ; left l-aigland 
for Egypt Dec, 1915, and afterwards went to France JIarch. 1910. and was ki!le<i 
in aetion at Nenve Chapclle 27 Jnlv following. Buried in St. Vaast Post Militarv 
Cemetery. Laventie IGrave No. E 15, Plot 3]. The Chaplain. l(!th West York- 
^liiri- Regt., WTote : " The Germans made a raid into our trenches, and tbonnh 
we beat them Off' with heavy losses, yet unfortunately your son was killed. I 
I'urird dim on Saturday morning in one of the militarj- cemeteries here. . . 
He has died a hero and given Ids life unselfishly." Unm. 

ACTON, CHARLES ANNESLEY. of Kiimacurragh, Ratbdnmi, Capi 
( Reservi- of Officers). Temp. i[ajor. 9th (Service) Battn. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers 
2nd )i. of the late Colonel Charles Ball-Acton, C.B., The King's Own (Yorkshire 
IJght Infantry), by his wife. Georgina Cecilia. 2nd dan. of George Annesley 
Viscount Valentia Coll); and gdson. of Lieut.-Colonel William .\cton. of West 
Vston. eo. Wicklow, J.P., D.L., JLP. ; "and brother to Jlajor R. T. A. Jiall-Aeton 
('/■'■): b. Peshawar. India. 14 Feb. 187G ; educ. School House, Rugby; Oxford 
Mi!itar\- College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 
2nd i'.attn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 5 Sept. 1890, and promoted IJeut. I(> Dec. 
1898. aiui Ca])t. 31 Jan. 1906; served in JIalta, Crete, Egvpt. India, and in 
the China Campaign (Medal), being Staff Captain at Wei-hei-Wei 14 April, 1900. 
to 2 June, 1901. He succeeded his uncle in the family estates 25 .\ug. 1908, 
when he discarded the name of Ball. He retired from the army the same year. 
On the outbreak of war. having offered his services to the War Office, he was 
gazetted Captain in the Reserve of Officers, and rejoined his old regiment 7 Sept. 
1914 ; i)ronioted Temp. Major 19 July, 1915 ; went to France the same day, and 
was killed in action near Givenchy the first day of the general advance, 25 Sept. 
1915, wiiile helping a wounded soldier. Buried at Festnbert. He served as 
Higli Sheriff of eo. Wieklow in 1913, and was J. P. for co. Wicklow ; unm. 
BALL-ACTON. REGINALD THOMAS ANNESLEY, ilajor, 1st Battn. 
(51st Foot) The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). 3rd and only survg. 
ft. of the late Col. Cliarles Ball-Acton. C.B.. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light 
Infantry), by his wife, Georgina Cecilia, 2nd dau. of George Annesley (Viscount 
Valentia Coll) ; and gdson. of Lieut.-Col. William Acton, of West Aston, co. 



Wicklow, J.F., D.L.. M-P. ; and brother to Major C. A. Aeton (q.v.) ; b. Wieklou 
2 Oct. 1877 ; educ. Rugby School ; Oxford Mjlitar>' College, Cowley, and tie 
Royal Militarv College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. King's Own (Yorkshir' 
Light Infantry) 22 Dec. 1897, promoted Lieut. 26 March, 1899; CapT 
6 Aug. 1914, and .^Lljo^ 3 >rar(rh. 1916 ; served with the 2nd IJattn (105th Foot 
in the South African War April, 1900-2 (Queen's Medal with three clasps, and 
King's Medal with two clasps) ; resigned his commission soon after the termina- 
tion of the war. and took up farming in South Africa and the Argentine ; joined 
the Special Reserve of Oflicers about 1912; rejoined bis regiment on the out 
break of war in Aug. 1914 : went to France in Dee. : was wounded at the eni; 
of Jan. 1915, and invalided home ; subsequently was with the 7th Battn. at 
Hull for a year, returning to France in March 1916, and was killed in aetion nenr 
Y'pres 22 May following. Buried in St. Jean Cemetery there. On this occasion 
Major Ball-Acton had volunteered to go out with some men on patrol duty : 
on their return two were absent, and be immediately o ered to go and look for 
them, and in so doing was twice wounded, the second time fatally, 2nd Lieut. 
Bond and Private Garnet bringing him back at great risk, thinking he w.xs aliv- . 
Lieut. Bond was awarded the Militan,- Cross for bis conduct. He m. at Iroi^ 
Acton, CO. Gloucester, 17 April, 1913, Isabel (Kilmacnrragh, Rathdnim, co 
W'icklow), 2nd dau. of the Iat<? Rev. William Richmond, Vicar of Rockltarapton 
CO- Gloucester, and had a son, Charles, b. 25 April, 1914. 

ADAM, ALEXANDER ROLLO, Private, No. 15193, Scots Guards, s. of Jame^ 
Adam, of Laurels, Perth Road. Blairgowrie, co. Perth, Fniit Grower, by his wife, 
Jessie Ann, dau. of Alexander Rollo ; b. Airlie, co. Forfar, 13 Feb. 1896 ; educ. 
Clunie Public School, and BlairgowTie High School. Perth ; was an Ironmonger : 
enlisted 27 Jan. 1910 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 
2 May, 1917, and was killed in action at Langemarck Oct. following. Burie<l 
there. His Commanding Officer \vrotc : "H -was a splendid boy, and has 
been in my platoon for a long time,- and I have always looked upon him as a 
very good soldier. He was very popular in the company, and will be missed bv 
all." Unm. 

ADAM. ALEXANDER THOMSON, M.A., B.Sc., Pioneer Chemist, Sp.rcial 
Coy. R.K.. only *-. of James Adam, of 21. North Street, Inverurie, co. Aberdeen, 
by his wife. Jane, dau. of Alexander Thomson : 6. Alford, co, Aberdeen. 31 July, 
1881; educ. (Gordon's College. Aberdeen, and Aberdeen University ; was Science 
Master at the Royal .\cademy, Inverness : joined the Special Gas Section of 
the R.E. 15 July, 191G ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 
the following Si'jit., and tiled of gas poisoning in No. 1 Cjisualty Clearing Station, 
2 Dec. 1917. Buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras. * An Olftcer wrot; : 
" He was liked by everyone who came in touch with him, an authority on every 
subject and an example for the company in the way he carried out his duties. 
Life under Army conditions he seemed to detest, but being the man he was, he 
rose superior to every dittieulty and did his duty ungrudgingly and manfully." 
He m. at Inverness, 2 Sept. 1916, Margaret (35, Union Road, Inverness), dau. 
of the late James Storm ; s.p. 

ADAM, RONALD WILLIAM, MC. 2nd Lieut.. R.F.A., eldest ». of the late 

William Adam, by his wife, JIartha (L>TidhoIm. 
Kidil'-rminster). dau. of James Dalziel, of 
Walkerburn ; b. Kidderminster, 9 .Ttmc. 1890 ; 
i-duc. The Leys School, Cambridge ; ent^Tcd 
the business of Messrs. Tomkinson A .\dam. 
Carpet and Rug Manufacturers, and on the 
death of Ids father in 1912. became a partner 
in the firm. On the outbreak of war in Aug. 
1914. he ser\ed for several montlts in the 
French Ambulance Brigade, being engaged in 
bringing in wounded at Brnyi res in tin- Vosges. 
and at Belfort ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. K.F.A. 
22 July, 1915 ; served in India from the 
following Sept. ; also with the Indian Expedi- 
tionary Force in Mesopotamia from 21 .June, 
llllii, and died at Samarrah 11 Sept. 1917, 
from enteritis contracted while on active service, 
liuried there. He was mentioned in Despatches 
by General Maude, and was awardwl the 
^lilitary Cross [I^ondon Gazette, 25 Aug, 
1917]. for general good scnice in the field; 
nnm. 




Ronald William Adam. 



ADAMS, A. H., I*ri\ate. No. 9346, 2nd Battn. The Dorsetslurc Regt. ; served 



with the Expeditionary I-nre 




Albert Adaii 



in France ; killed in action 17 Nov. 1914. 

ADAMS, ALBERT, Private, No. 4041 (i, «th 
(Service) Battn. The East Yorkshire Regt.. 
3rd .s. of William Adams, of V.iS, Rochester 
Avenue. Rocliester, Mariner, by his wife. Alitt*. 
dau. of John Adams : b. Rochester, co. Kent, 
18 Sept. 1870 ; edue. Troy Town School there : 
was a Licensed Victualler. Ix-ing lirt-usei' of 
the "Globe and L:iurel." Gillin'jham; joined 
the K.E. 20 Feb. 1917 ; transferred to the East 
Yorkshire Regt. 9 Sept. : ser\'ed with the 
ICxpeditionar>- Force in France and Flander* 
from that month, and was killed in action 
on the Poincap|>elle road 2 Oct. following. 
He was a Freemason, being a member of the 
Royal I-odge of Antiquity. No. 20. and of 
the Livingstone Lodge of Royal Ancient Order 
of Butfaloes. He m. at St. >raniarefs Church. 
Rochester, 24 Nov. 1900. Ada Caroline (105, 
liritton Street. Gillinghani). dau. of George 
Lower of Rochester, and had a son. Albert 
Ednev, b. 24 Dec. 1908. 



ADAMS, ALEXANDER JACKSON, Private. No. 5/1.5214. Gth (Territorial) 
Battn. The (Jordon Higlilanders, 4lh and yst. s. of the late John Adams. Railway 
Shunter, by bis wife, t'hristiua Norrie (2, Sunnyview, Springhill). dau. of James 
Jackson; b. .Vberdeen. 28 Oet. 1899: educ. t ere; wa.= a Sailor; enlisted 14 
Aug. 1910 ; served with the ICxpeditionary Force in France from 24 Marcli. 1917, 
and was killed in action at Arras 10 yU\\ following. Buried near Fampoux : unm. 
ADAMS, ALFRED EDWIN, Gunner. No. 4019. City of Aberdeen Battery, 
157th Lrigad<-. Koyal Field Artillery, eldest .«. of Alfred Edwin Adams, of Overton. 
Ellon, Abcrdien. Ulacksmith, by his wife. Agnes, dau. of the late (ieorge RolHTtson 
Tarves ; b. Ellon, eo. Aberdeen, 8 April. 1897 ; educ. Esslemont Publie School 
there ; was for 10 months prior to enlistment in the employ of Peter Leslie, of 
Caimtach. Belhelvie. as a Farm Servant ; volimteered and enlisted 8 Feb. 1915 ; 
went to France Feb, 1910, and was killed in action Aug. following. Buried 
100 yards from ^lontauban Woods; nnm. 



The Roll of Honour 



AUA^.s. AIR.OL cH^^^s^^^^^-s::i't>^o^r\j^:^' S"; 

oiilv «. of I.irut.-tol. Chiirl.-s Ail.in.s. M.H-. ol 
Tuflvlish Hous.. CiUord. lo. Dohii 1.JI>. 
(ri't) l)V liis will-. Mamli ih' Wyt. 2ciil <l:iii. ol 
.Miijor John l..»is Auriol Wliyti. ol Strancl- 
tl.-Ui Ilousi-. Jliltown Miilhay. i-o. t'l.ir''- Ir''- 
laiKl J r. : b. lit l>iihmuott;i. TiiiiKvilli. soiitli 
lruii:i. 13 Nov. 1892; idui-. iirivatily: l.urwul 
(dlli«i- Ucdlord, and liirmiiiflinnl Univ.r^ily. 
wluri' liv was stlldvins choniistry »lu;n war 
l.n>k.' out in Aug. 1914: join.d tlir Inns ol 
( ourt O.T.C. 19 April. 1915. olrtaininj: a loni- 
[iii~«ion in tlie luth llattn. King's Own Koyal 
l.anrast.T Itegt. 21. Aus lollowinK ; traus- 
l.rnd to tlie Stli Battn. lor a.tivc scrvi.v ; 
.. rvid Willi till- Expeditionary lorci- in Irani.- 
:ind FlandiTS, and was killed in a.lion near 
cuilleniont 17 Aug. lOlG. His roininandne^ 
Ollieer wrote: "He was killed wlien gallantly 
leading his platoon against a German position. 
... He gave his life freely and died li.roieally 
on the Herd of battle." I'nm. 
\D\\IS, GEORGE JAMES. l..-Corpl.. Xo. U220, l/Uth (ServU-o) liattii. 
■(1st Portsmouth) The Hampshire Kegt.. :ird «. of H^nr> Charles Adaiiis^^^l^ 
taker of the Kingston Keereation Crounds, Portsmouth, by his wile Uiarloll 
riiiabeth dau. of .lohn Henrv Saunders, of Port.sinouth : (i. feontlisui. i" 
nts -M Mav 189.-. : edue. Allurt Koad iCIeiuentary School there : was ., 
sVrinau" eiilisied 12 Xov. 1914 ; s.rved with the Kxpeditionaryloree in !■ ranee 
.ndTundel^ lr...u :i Mareh. 19Ui. an.l died in St. Omer Hospital Ifi May ol- 
lowing from eerebro-spinal meningitis, eonlracted while on active servKe. 
Ztifa in Sonveuir Cemetery. I.ongiienesse. _ One of his otlieers wro o : He 
always did Ins duty as a soldier and a man," 'i'"' ,^ f ""f'').'!;;.- "' ""* " "" 




.\uriol C. .A. -\dams 



good pal, 
Cnm. 



and 



duty as a soldier ami a man, uuu a euuu.iu< . ^ ....»■■ •■•; 
showed bravery and presence of mind on nninerous occasions. 



ADAJVIS, ORD, l.ient. 




Ord Adams. 



Hoval Held Arillerv (atttd. Guards' Division), eldes 
s of the late David Adams, of Hill of liealh 
and .Mnireamblis. eo. File, by his wife, Davida 
(Muireambus. Kilconqnhar. eo. Hie), dan. 
of David Kus.sell, of N'orth (Jlleellsferry . 
Writer. Dunfermline : b. Mnireanibiis afore- 
said "S ^11" 1891): educ. C'argiltield : Tettes 
Colle"e. lidinburgh, and Bradley Court, eo. 
lilouee^ter; joined the Kile and Forlar 
Yeoinanrv on the outbreak of war Ang. 1914 : 
was gazetted 2nd I.ieut. H.H. and KKA- 
!•' Oct 1914: went to Flanders Sept. 191j. 
aft.T training at Kilkenny, Ireland, and was 
killed in action at Ypres 20 March. 191ti. 
liiiried near the Vser Canal. oiitsi-!e of \ pres. 
\t the front he had acted as Orderly Olhccr 
to Brigadier-General Bcthell, ll.F.A.. who 
.-ecirded his appreciation of his worth and 
gallantrv as an ollieer. He was popular with 
all who' km-w him. and singularly fitted lor 
■I military career, and was an excellent shot 
and capable horseman. He was also a enl- 
tiired musician : iihih. 
An A VIS WILLIAM Private. Xo. 22863G, 2nd B.attn. (Ttli Foot) The It.iyal 

SESt^±F.St b. ^^LiX'^^.p- Jt: 

b :il \ii". 191"-.. and FvelyuMay, 6. 1/ Sept. 191(1. 

Ar.Av.«r>v HAROLD WILLIAM, Private, Xo. •252013. Kith (Service) Battn. 

Tl?^Hnd^t"1S°^. of Cha^ Edward Adumson, of 61 Kidgway Street. 

T,.^ -^^de Mine Ltcr bv his wife, Annie, dau. of George Dodsoii : b. Man- 

,^,^-te? g' O e 8 17 ■ cduc. St. Stephen's School there : was employed by 

M^s^'.'Ma°hail * Aston Manchester': enlisted 11 May. 1"« •,;"-' .-'"^'g' 1^^ 

^,«ditionar>^^iaFra^ei.,dF,a^e^ 

Sev'r feme e V KOI e"n ffis Commanding 'o.Hcer wTotc : '• Although he was 
tadlv Idt Talked to go on. He was a splendid soldier." I7nm. 

.r.>ii«:r>xi lA-MFS licut Uoval Fiild Artillery (T.F.), «. of James Adam- 
ADAMSON. JAMES, Lieut., Koyai^^ ^ ^^_^^^ ^^.^.^^ Sunderland, Ship's Store 

Jlcrchaut : b. Sunderland, 2:! May. 1885 ; cduc. 
How, CO. Durham, and Sedbcrgh School, co. 
York ■ entered into business with his father ; ob- 
tained a cominissioa about nine months before 
war was declared : served with the Expcdi- 
tionarv Force in France and Flanders, and 
was killed in action by a shell 5 .May. 1917, 
while in command of his batti-ry. Buried at 
Ecvoire, north of Arras. A brother ollieer 
wrote • " He was the bravest man I ever met 
at the Front, and continually doing magnifi- 
cent things. He was loved by olticers and 
men, and his pluck and cheerfulness we shall 
never forget. " and his Captain : " He was 
a prime favourite with all, and always known 
as ' Jimmy.' He set a magnificent example 
of courage^ and was the bravest fellow I ever 
met " His Commanding Officer also wTotc : 
" He was a gallant officer and a cheery friend. 
He was a keen sportsman, fine gymnast and 

footballer, and won L'Ep6c d'Honneur in 

an open fencing competition at Newcastle : and was awarded the Royal Humane 
Societv's CertiliKite lor saving life ; loim. 

ADDISON, PHILIP FRANCIS. Private. So. 1421. 5th (Territorial) Battn. 
The liulfs (kasl Kent Regt.), 3rd s. of the late William Gry Is Addison Artist. 
by hLs wife, Alice (West Terrace, Cranbrook), dau. ol William knight ol 
Sevenoaks: and gdson. of the Ucv. William Fountaine Addison. Canon of 
Gibraltar Cathedral : 6. North Warnborough, Odiham, co. Hants, !.:> .Ian. l»»s . 
educ. Horsinonden School, co. Kent, and King's College, London : was «or some 
ycare Under Master at schools in Khyl and llford, alter which he became Pro- 




James .VUainson. 




James F. B. Adkins. 



l,s„ir ol KnglisI, at the licrlit/. School. Antwvrp. where lu- was ulien «ai I. ok. 
out ■ sail.'d in on.' of the last boats to leave the city in August : join.'.l th.' Hulls 
shor'tlv after his r.turn home: s.Tved in Mesopotamia in 1911. : was sent to 
I di. oil u-.<i.int of his health, but served again in M.sopolamia with th.| Indian 
l'Npediti.inarv Torn- iroiii .Ian. 1917 : was kill.'d in action at Shumian lied diiring 
tlie advance on Knt-.l--Viiiara 24 Feb. following : "imi. 

ADKINS, JAMES FRANCIS BASIL, liaiidsinan. No 97(',tl. :lrd (Keservel.attd. 
•>nd (12th Foot) liattn. The Sullolk Regt.. «. of Jam.s Kdward A.lkiiis. Mus.Bac. 
-"" ' F.KC.O.. Organist of Preston Parish Church 

by his wife. Louisa, dau. of tlu- late William 
U Day (!oriiuTlv Governor of Milll.ank) : b. 
Preston. 4 Ajiril. ii^W ; ediic. Preston Grammar 
School, and St. Paul's Catlii'dral Choir S.liool : 
was apiiointed Chorister at St. I'aul's Catli.dral 
when leu viars of age in 19(18, becoming their 
Soloist l'.''ll-14. On his voice breaking, he 
was awarded the .Mirchant Taylors' .Aliisical 
Scholarship bv the Dean and Chapter of St. 
Paul's: studied to bieonii' Organist under his 
lather and at the same time acted as Organist 
of Christ Church. Preston: enlisted in May, 
191(i, for tjie express purpose- of b,coming a 
Lin.- Handinaster: serv.-d with the Kxia-dl- 
tionary Fore.' in I'raiiee and Fland.rs from 
early in Mav. 1H17 ; was wound.-d 29 Sept. 
while acting'as stretehcr-hearcr wUh the 7th 

//'j^^^^B Field Ambnlanc- at Ypres. and di.-.l 1 Oct. 
' -^HBHB 1917. at No. 17 Casualty Clearing station. 

Buri.-d in l.iissentboi-k Military C.inetery. 

Poperinghi . His Ailjutant wrote : " Hi- was 
a great loss to the battalion, did fine work during tli.- opi-ratioiis as a stn-lcher- 
belrer, and evervone spoke highly of his devotion to duty ' He w-.as awar.le.1 
the King George Y. Coronation Medal for singing at the Coronation at West- 
minster .\bbey in .Inn.-, 1911 : iiniti. 

ADSHEAD. ALBERT GUEST. Private, .\o. (;'24821. .".Oth llattn.. 4th Calia- 
ton IMvisi.n. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 2nd .v. ol he lab- Benjamin 
w'lcad bv lis wil.-, Ellen (Sundial Bank. Deni.-sne Koad, \\ hall.-y llang.v 
Man -h.-ster), dau. of Henry Weightman, of -^verhain eo .Not inghani : 6 
■ WUhington ManelL^ter. 13 Sept. 187:i : edue. ..s.- 1.11 ''';-''""l-^ """l' l;,,;'""^ 
Hnlni.- Grammar S.-hool. Manchester: went to Canada in UIOl. and s, tl.-d at 
Big Vall.-v. near Settler, in Alberta, as a Farmer and Kancher with Ins two 
broth.-rs- joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force 14 -Vb. 1911. : caine ovcr 
'i?h th.-'('onti.lg,-lit in Dec. 1910: served with the ExpixUtloliary 1-oree in 
Franc.- and l-'landei-s from April. 1917, and was killed in action near Lens 19 June 
following, linri.-d tlire.-iiuarters of a mile west of Avion and one and a halt 
miles south-west of l..-iis : uiiiii. 

AGATES. ARTHUR JAMES. Private, No. 8182 9th (S.;rvice) Battn ■I'lie 
Ko«l Sussex Kegt., .V. of Jani,-s William Agates, of Council Terrace, East t.rin- 
stead CO Sussex ■ b. l-:ast Grinst,-ad aforesaid, 19 Jan, 1884 : educ. Baldwin s 
Hill Council School th,-re : was cmploy.-d by the East Grins cad Lirbaii Council : 
enlisted "n Sept 1914 : s.-rved with the Kxpeditionary .1 <>ree in 1-ranc,- and 
FHudcrs torn 14 June, 19lli, and was killed in action at Vlniy K.d.g.-, 12 .\pril. 
1917 ^ur",'d there. An officer WTOte : " H.- was a very keen soldier, and had 
been with tile Lewis Gun a considerable time. He and many others did no 
»."4 up their lites for th.-ir .-ouiitry in vain, but siu-eessfully .-.arrie. 0"t what 
thev were called upon t.i do, and brought great cr.dit upon their l>at 'lion. 
He m at East Grinstead, 1 Sept. 1907, Elizabeth Mary -(lialdwin's Hill. East 
GrilSer.1) da 1 of James Xash, of Portsmmith, and had three eluldren: .\rthnr 
.llmes 6 -27 June, 191(1 : Herbert Edward, b. Jan. 1912. and Daisy. U. 'Z Nov. 
1908. ^ ... ., 

AGNEW J Private Xo. 9B08. The Highland Light Imantry ; served with the 
Expeditio'narv Force in France; killed in action 7 Xov. 1914. 
AGNEW. w". J.. Privat... Xo. 8204. 2nd ISatt.i, Th.- Koyal Irish RiBes : served 
wUh tliri-:xp>-ditionarv Force in France ; kill.-il in action 1, Nov. 1914. ^ 
ATKENHEAD FRANK QUARRIER. Private. Xo. UIS27, Mil (Service) 
B.^^n.'^l"? Koyal'^ols FiJiers, 4th .,. of Ai«ander Aikentaad of Cl-V Orphan 

^""•it'^-iSn ?[s;^Gr'^^.iS'si;;^iow :^^^g;e3'iii'i;:i.'iiiT!- ^e^ 

^Sl^^iS!^^^^^^-^^'^ and- Flanders, and was killed in action 

at Martinpuich 3 Sept. 191(S. Buried there ; imm. 

AINLEV. HEFFORD WILLIAM ERNES'T. Lieut. l('.8tll lirigad.-. K F.A 

Hl.lest V of l<.hn sl,;,w \iiil.v. Woollen Maiiufa.-tnr.-r. Kirkh.-aten (ret.) h> Ins 
wm l-^'.i . ."i- ^iH "f Willian, Cocking: b. Kirkli.-aton Und. lersmW. eo. 
wit,, Linnu l,..ui .1. ...iH. ^^^^ ^^ j^^^^^ j,g.j. ,,,|„^, ,i,g„|,.swick : 

was a Woollen .Mannfaclurer ; obtaini-d a com- 
ini«sion as 2nd Lieut. K.F.A. July, 1913, and 
was promoted Lieut. 4 Oct. 191fi : serv.-d with 
the F.xpeilitionarv Force in France and > landers 
from th.- billowing Dec, and died at Puchvillcrs 
4 Feb. 1917. from shock and pneumonia, caused 
through burns received two days previously, 
while on active service near Beaumont Hamel 
l-.urieil in 111.' .Militarv Cemetery at Pnclivillers. 
His Ciilom-I wrote: " It is a loss that we all 
.1. i.lon- an.l 1 feel that we have lost a most 
valuable olticer and fri.-nd. He w.-us loved by 
all and as an able giinii.-r 1 i-annot .say too miicli 
ior him. I had absolut.- conlidenee in liim at 
all tim.-s. and indeed, he was the right-liand 
man of his present and late Major. His death 
is a great blow to us all, and we shall find it hard 
to HH liis place. His work was always well done . 
The cause of his death was, we believe, his 
inxiety to save a brothi-r otflcer, which he 
[m successfullv ; all his comrades deeply 
denlore their loss." He m. at Hudderslield, 23 Jan. 1013, Constance Haigh 
?HuddeisHeld); dan. of the late Joseph Hopkinson, J.P., Engineer, and had a 
dau.. Sheila Ann, b. 9 May, 191o. 

»TM<5I IF JOHN GORDON, Private, 13th Battn. The Canadian Highlanders, 
Ca^adHn Expe"Honan- Force 2nd s. of John Dodds Ain., e, of 28, Exchange 
Stn-et E-^st Uveri ool. In his wife, Helen, dau. of Alexander Wmgate, of Glasgow : 
f Ilnnoon 'li Mav 1885 : educ. Wallasey. CO. Chest.-r. and afterwards went to 
?he (Ju°-hi. t.^ic.itiiral College, Ontario: snbs.-qn.-ntl.v bei.ime a l-armer n 
'."^, .,''";,? pnjisted 1 Nov 1913- served w th the Exp.-ditionary 1-orce in 
Saskatchewan enlist d 1 >^; '^J • ^ „.,„ billed in action 13 March, 1917. 
France " >'' /' f °''' ^ |Yo" in tl e Ecoivres Cemetery. His Commanding Olficer 
fZ^ "'Hs acttons asiJe from this heroic one were always an inspiration o 
th^others and his loss is greatly felt; in fact, his name had been banded in to 
Headquarters for a commiiion to fill the first vacancy." Unm. 




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Hetf.ird W. E. .\inley. 



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Charles Ernest Alberj • 
ALDAN A, JUAN MANUEL, 



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AKEHURST, WILLIAM, Privutt, No. 5837. fith (Service) Buttn. The Queen's 
Own (Koy;iI West Kent llegt.). s. or" the late Harry Akehutst, by liis wife, Susan, 

• Ian. of Hiirry L>i|)loek ; b. Tunbridge Wells, 19 April. 1887 ; educ. there ; was 

• luployed by the Kent County Council; enlb^ted 13 March. 1915; served with 
Tbc Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 27 June, 1915. and was 
killed in action at liethune 14 March, 1916. His Comniandiny; Officer wrote : 
" He was one of tlic most valuable nn-n of his company, and lived and fought 
and dieil iikt; a true Euiilishnian. His death was a great lo-ss to his comrades ; 
!ie wa.s hurled near the scene of action, and a cross was erected by his comrades." 
He m. at Tunbrid^'r Wells. 22 Dec. 1900. Hannah (Monds Cottaa;es, Sunbridge, 
eo. Kent), dau. of OeorKi- Wor^eU. and had a son, William. 6. 1 Nov, 19G1. 

ALBERY. CHARLES ERNEST, Private, 
Xo. 20181S. l,'4th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Duke of Kd in burgh's (Wiltshire Regt.), only 
snr\'. t. of Charles Albery, of Wliaddon. Salis- 
bury, late Staff Sergt. -Major of the Array Pay 
Corps, by his wife. Annie, dau. of John Dummcr, 
of Cocking, co. Sussex ; 6. Xew Brompton. co. 
Kent. 21 Oct. 1893; educ. at various Military 
Schools, including Singapore (1890-1902)'; 
was employed as a Clerk on the Array Audit 
Staff, being a keen Boy Scout of the 1st Salis- 
bury Troop, passing through the various grades 
to that of .Assistant Scout Master ; joined the 
4th Wiltshires 6 Nov. 1915 ; went to India in 
March. 191G; proceeded to Palestine in Sept. 
1917, and was killed in action near Gaza 2 Nov. 
following. Capt. C. K- Merew<'ther (since died 
of wounds) wTote : " Your boy was one of the 
nicest and keenest fellows in my company ; was 
an excellent and really intelligent scout ; very 
j)opularw!th everybody, and he is a great less." 
f'nm. 

JJcut.. 4th Battn. The Worcestershire Regt., 
only surv. s. of Ahelardo Aldana. of Angamos, South Road. Porthcawl, South 
Wales, Consul of Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Ecuador, by his wife, Eliza, 
dau. of E. Stanley Halladay ; b. London, 7 Sept. 
1895 ; educ. Llandaff Cathedral School ; 
Worcester King's School, and Keble College. 
Oxford, where he proved himself a most pro- 
mising and good sportsman ; applied for a 
"■oniniission on the outbreak of war, and was 
gazi-tted Temp. 2nd Lit-ut. The Worcestershire 
Regt. 14 Nov. 1914, bi-nig promoted Lieut. 1915 ; 
served with the Expeditiouary Force in France 
from July. 1910 ; was wounded at the Battle of 
the Somme 20 Oct. 1916 ; rejoined liis regiment 
[ ^W I *^'*' weeks after, and was killed in action at 

Y^^^^Z Monchy, near Arras. 20 April. 1917. Buried 

^^^H\ there. Lieut. -Col. E. Kerans wrote ; " He was 

I ,^^^^'^^^B^^^s.. most popular with ils all, and was a most reliable 

I ^^^^^Hk^^j9^^^^^^^ '^"^ hard-working officer, and I had jiLst put 
^^■^Lfi^^^H^^^^^^H him in command of a company. The regiment 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H ha.s another gaUant officer." and the 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H Chaplain regiment, the Rev. A. M. 

t ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^SJ Whcatly : " As to his life in the batta- 
lion, he was always a great favourite with 
the men. His briirht. cheery and boyish manner 
■was very captivating, and it was always a giiat pleasuri- to spend an hour in the 
Mess with him. Although he did not obtrude his religion. I feel confident that 
at heart he was not far from <!od and the things of God. He was greatly beloved 
by his men and icllow-officers, and showed a high standard of courage and devo- 
tion to duty. He was an enthusiastic soldier, and was very proud and keen on 
liis work. His death-day was the first time he was in the line in command of a 
company, and his work was thoroughly well done." I'nm. 

ALDERSLEY, EUSTACE, Private, No. 6920, 2nd Battn. Honourable Artillery 
Company ( T.K.)., yst. s. of John Edmund .Aldersley, of Wilald. Buckthorne Road. 
Brockley. S.E., Si'cretary. by his wife. Jane Aim. dau. of Thomas Babbs Wilson ; 
b. Brockley, London, S.K.. 1 Feb. 1897; educ. Brockley School, and Fleury's 
(;ollege ; was eniidoyed as a Clerk with Messrs. Henry Syke-s, Ltd., Engineers, 
Southwark ; joined the H.A.C. 2 Feb. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force: in Franci- and Flanders, and was killed in action at Beaumont Harae 
;iO Nov. loilowing. while acting a-s guide to a party proceeding to a dangerous 
position, which could only be relieved at night." Buried there One of his 
officers wrot^^ : " Your son was a fine soldier, and 1 had picked him out for 
promotion at tlie tir^t opportunity." He was a keen footballer, also a member of 
the Brockley Wood Cricket Club, and was a lover of music, wliieh he studied at 
the Guildiiall School of Music ; loiiit. 

ALDWINCKLE, ERNEST HENRY. Acting L.-Corpl., No. 489851, Princess 
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force, elder s. of 
Alfred Othniel Aldwinckle, of 54, Highbury Park, London, N.. by his wife, 
Emma : and brother to 2nd Lieut. R. Aldwinckle iq.v.) ; b. Highbury, London, 
N., 3 Nov. 1387 ; educ. Paradise House School thertr, and the Guelph Agricul- 
tural Colli-ge. Vnivcrsity of Ontario, Canada ; was engaged in Farming in 
Alberta : volunteered for Imperial Service, and joined Princess Patricia's Light 
Infantry in Oct. 1916, obtaining his Crossed Swords as Instructor in Physical 
Training and JJayonet Fighting; came over with the Contingent in May, 1917; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following 
mouth, and was killed in action at Passchendaele Ridge 30 Oct. 1917. Buried 
near Passcheiuiaele. He m. at Lacoml>e, Alberta, in 1915. Annati (Lacombe), 
dau. of ( — ) Covi-nlale, and had a dau., Margaret, b. July, 1916. 
ALDWINCKLE, RALPH, 2ud Lieut., 6th (Ser\ice) Battn. The King's Own 
(Koyal Lancaster Regt.). attd. 10th (Service) Battn. The Loyal North Lancashire 
Regt., >T. If. of Alfred Othniel Aldwinckle. of 54, Highbury Park, London. N.. 
by his wife. Emma ; and brother to L.-Corpl. E- H. Aldwinckle (q.v.) : 6. High- 
bury, Loudon, N. ; 10 Aug. 1889 ; educ. Paradise House School there, and 
Cniversity College. London, where he was a member of the O.T.C., and obtained 
Honours in the B.Sc. (Engineering) in 1913, after which he entered the Royal 
Gun Factory, Woolwich, S.E., where he was working as a student when war 
broke out ; volunteered for Imperial Service, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal 
Lancaster Regt. in Sept. 1914. but. owing to an accident while or. service in 
England, was unable to leave for France until May, 1916. when he joined the 
Lancaster Regt. at the front, being subsequently attached for a time to the Duke 
of Cornwall's Light Iniantrj', and later to the Loyal Nortli Lancashire Regt. ; 
was reported wounded and missing after leading his platoon in an attack on 
Beaumont Hamel 15 Nov. 1916, and is now assunu'd to have been killed in 
action on that date. His grave was subsequently (March. 1918) found in 
I'rankfort I'rench, Beaumont Hamel. He was a keen sportsman, and distin- 
guished himself in running, winning the mile, three mi!e^ and half-mile 
steeplechase two years in succession in his College sports, and he also represented 
London University against Cambridge and the South London Harriers in the 
mile and one and a half mile. He was for many years a keen worker for the 



Juan Manuel .Aldana. 




George Luard Alexander. 



w.-Ifar.- 01 boys, and devoted most of hLs leisure to Christ Church Lads* Club, 
Highbury. N. : num. 

ALEXANDER, A. F., Private. No. 3066. 14th Battn. The London lUgt. (Tendon 
Scottish) ; served with the Expeditionarv Force in Franct;; killed in action 1 Nov. 
1914. 

SPEIRS-ALEXANDER. ALLISTER RALPH, MB., B.S.fxjnd.. <apt„ 
Indian Medical Service, attd. to 2/7th (rurkha Rifles. 2nd k. of Archibald S|>eirs- 
.\lexander, M.D., of Hampstead. London. N.. by his wife. (Jeorglna Caroline, 
2nd dau. of the late Arthur Wells, C.E.. of (Juejph, Canada ; b. Plymouth. 30 
Nov. 1880 : educ. Plymouth College ; Highgate School, and Cniversity College 
Hospital. London; gazetted Lieut. I. M.S. 'iS .Ian. lOH. and promoted Capt. 
28 Jan. 1914 ; went to India in Sept. 1911 : after serving with several regiments 
a^ Medical Officer, went on active service, Oct. 1914, with the 7th <;urkha Kifli-s ; 
took part in the repulse of the Turkish attack on the Suez Canal and the Tor 
Expedition in Feb. 1915, and in March following went to Meso|)Otamia : was 
present in the advance on Ahwa and at the burning of Hh;ifa-jiya and at the 
0--cupation of Nasiriyeh on the Euphrates 25 July; also at the Battle of Knt 
28 Sept. ; was invalided with fever to Basra, but rejoined his regiment at 
.\rrizieh, after the Battle of Ctesiphon. and was present during the retreat to, 
and siege of, Kut. imtil mortally wounded in action li Feb. He died of his 
wounds 9 Feb. 1916. Buried at Kut-el-Amara. He was mentioned in i^espatches 
by General Townsend [London Gazette, 10 May. 191GJ. Lieut. -Col. C. L. 
Haldane, C.M.G., Commanding 7th Gurkhas, wrote : " He will 1m' a sad l(»ss to 
his regiment and to his profession as a medical man." and the .Adjutant : " He 
was alwavs cheerv and ready to help others ; he was siuip'v perfeet in action." 
He m. at Tunbridge Wells 12 July. 1911, .Mary Martlneau (91, Carlisle Koad, 
Hove, CO. Sussex), dau. of Major-General Frank Hale Berwick Marsh. Indian 
Army, and had a dau.. Sheila .Mary, h 27 Sept. 1912. 

ALEXANDER. GEORGE LUARD. Capt. and Brigade 3Iaior, 8th Battn. 
(Post Offic*; Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.), 
■s. of the late Capt. lianald Michell Alexander. 
:Jrd (Reserve) Battn. The Black Watch (Koyal 
Highlanders), by his wife, Louie; 6. 3 April. 
1883 ; educ. Winton House, Winchester, and 
the Isle of Wight College; was .subsequeutlv 
articled to G. F. Bodley, R.A., Architect, 
and after having obtained iiis A.R.I.B.A.. 
entered Into partnership with Mr. R. Atkinson, 
F.R.I.B.A. : joined the Post Office Rifles in 
1912, but retired in 1914 ; on the outbreak of 
war rejoined his old regiment ; served with 
the Expeditionarj- Force in P'rancc and 
Flanders ; was twice wounded and invalided 
home ; on his recovery in Mav. 1916. he acted 
as Instructor to the 6th Officer*' Cadet Battn. 
at Oxford ; underwent a Staif course at Cam- 
bridge in Feb. 1917 : passt^d out \er\- well, and 
was apiKJinted Brigade Major to' the 171st 
infantry Brigade ; returned to France, and 
was killed in action near Armcntleres 5 Aug. 
1917, by an aeroplane l>omb. Buried at Saillv- 
sur-Lys. He m. at Ifield. co. Sussex. 5 Jan. 1916. Marjorie Michell. dau. ol 
Oswald Michell Courage, and had a dau.. Joan Michell, b. fi Nov. 1916. 
ALEXANDER, HAROLD PERC\*. Major. 6th Battn. The Essex Regt. (T.F.), 
Zrds. of Edward Reuben Alexander, of Innisfallen, Wallwood Road. Leytonstone. 
Master Printer, for many years Technical Instructor of Printing at'the Poly- 
technic, Regent Street. London, W.. by his wife. Elizabeth, dau. of John BIox- 
ham; b. Dalston, London, E., 11 Jan. 1882 : educ. Sir George Monoux Grammar 
School, Walthamstow ; subsequentiv b<'came 
a partner in his father's firm, Messrs. E. R. 
Alexander A- Sons, The Era Press. L<'vton ; 
joined the 3rd YoL (now the 6th Territorial) 
Battn. The Essex Retrt. as 2nd Lieut. 9 .\ug. 
1902; was promoted Lieut. 26 Sept. 1903. 
Capt. 25 Oct. 11KI5, and Major 15 March. 1915 ; 
volunteered for lmi>«>rial Ser\ice on the out- 
Itreak of war in Aug. 1914 : served with 
The Mediterranean Exi»editionary Force in 
Galllpoli from 21 July. 1915. when^ for a 
rime he acted as Temp. Lieut. -Col. ; was 
invalided home with enteric and dysentery 
in Nov., after which he under\venl an oiM-ra- 
tion for apinndieilis : rejoined his battalion 
at Tring 16 March, 1916 ; served with the 
Eg>'ptian Expeditionary Force in Pah-stine 
from 5 May following, and was killed in 
action outi^ide (;aza 26 March, 1917. Buried 
on the battlefleld. Colonel R. F. Wall wrote: 
" Your son was of the greatest help to me 
in this country and in Gallipoli. and I greatly 
esteemed him for liis qualities as a man and comrade, and as a thorough soldier. 
He more than maintained the efficiency of his company when a Captain, and 
later as a Field Officer he was splendid. He had the inestimable gift of stfoir- 
faire in all the varying conditions of service in the field, and was a most devoted 
officer. It was a great satisfaction, when I was wounded, that the regiment was 
in his capable hands, and I had hoiK-d to see him made Colonel iHTmaneritly. 
when it became e\ideut that my woinid would be a long biLsiness," He was an 
enthusiastic Freemason; initiated into the Victoria Oiamond Jubiltv l^odge 
and a joining member of the Centurion Lodge, of which three years ago he became 
a Past .Master; was also a Royal Arch Freemason, in memtx^rshlp of the (juin- 
tinian Chapter, a Mark Mason. "and an .\rk Mariner. On the benevolent side of 
tYeemasoury, he served a .Stewardship, and became a life subscrilxr oi the 
Royal Masoiiic Institution for Girls and the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution 
for .\ged Freemasons ; uhtii. 

ALEXANDER, JAMES, Private, No. 265648. 6th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Gordon Hlshlanders, yst. twin :«. of William Alexander, of Mosside of Monellie, 
Huntly. CO. Abereen. by liis wile, Catherine, dau. of the late A. Thoms:>ri ; and 
brotlu'V of William Alexander (q.c.) : b. Mosside of Monellie aforesaid, 25 April. 
1897 ; educ. Corse School there ; was a Farm Servant ; enlisted 15 Sept. 1914 ; 
served with tlie HxiKditionary Force in France and Flanders from 14 Dec, 
19L5. and was killed in action during the advance on Cambrai 20 Nov. 1917 
Buried at Flesqui res; (/ii//i. 

.ALEXANDER, WILLIAM, Private. No. 267954. 6th (Territorial) Battn, The 
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), eldest s. of William Alexander, of 3Iosside of 
Jlonellie. Huntlv.'co. Aberdeen. Bootmaker, by his wife, Catherine, dau. of the 
bite Alexander Thomson ; and brother to James Alexander (q.r.) ; 6. Mosside 
aforesaid, IS Nov. 1891 ; educ. Corse School there ; w.as a Policeman ; enlisted 
16 Nov. 1915; served with the ExiM-dilionary Force in France from 1 Jan., 
and died at No. 4 Casualty Clearing Stition 1 .\uu'. 1917. from wounds received 
in action at Yprcs. Buried in the Ooziu'-'hem British (.Vinelery. two and a Ita 
miles north oi Poperinghe ; unm. 




Harold Percy Alexander. 



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ALEXANDER, WILLIAM JOHN, I'riv.itc. No. 9842. :!nl Itattn. Tin; Royal 
l''usltitTs (('!»>■ of I.diidoii Kegt.). a-, oi \Villiiun Jolin .\li'xan(IiT. of :s;J(>. Spring 
Kojid. Ipswii-li. KuildiT. h.v his witV. Hiirrirt. dan. of Kdwiird Shariiiaii ; b. 
Ijiswieli, l.'i Vvh. 181)7 ; edin-. at St. Cli-nicnt's ScIkmiI tlion;- ; \va.>; ciiiployi'd as a 
AlesscnRcr In a Surveyor's olth'c : I'lilistrd IH Nov. 1014 ; scrvfd with tlirlCxpi-di- 
tionary I'"or<v in France and i-'latidiTs from Hi May, 1015, and was killed at 
Yprcs on the 24th of that month ; imtn. 

ALEXANDRE, JOHN WILLIAM, .Scrgt.- 
liistrnetor of the .Machine (inn Seetion. Kith 
.Midilli'se.-; Ite^t. He was the only 4-. of Capt. 
ami .Mrs. .\lexandre, of St. Brelade's Hay, 
.Jersey. C.i.: h. 8 Anir. 187."> ; he wa.s edil- 
<ati-(i at Ueaumont Collejie, .lersey, and Bnl- 
wieh CoUe^ie. In Keh. 1000, he married Annie, 
2nd dan. of Mr. aiul Mrs. ,Ioseph Collins, of 
Stevenage, eo. Hi^rtford. At the onthreak 
of war he joined the Puhlie Schools liattn. . 
atid was in traininji at Kempton Turk, etc.. 
wlH'nee he proceeded to France with the 
ICxpeditionary Forei;. From Nov. 1015, to 
I'eh. 101(1, he took part in all the great hattle 
between those dates, and had miracnlons 
escapes, hot nnfortllnately met his d(;aMi in 
the e.irly morning of Sunday, 5 Feb. 1017. 
\»-m'^ instantaneously killed " hy a shell, at 
the Hattle of the ".\ncre. He was huricd 
hehind the lines where he f(;ll. He leavi-s his 
widow and three young children to mourn liis 
loss. 




John William Alexandre. 




Norman Algeo. 




Alexander Allan. 



-ALFORD, W, J,, Private, No. 7229, 6th 
l(r;i<..'n(Mi liiuirds; ser\e(l with the Kxpcditionarv 
1 cire,' in France : killed in action 20 Nov. 1914 
ALGEO, NORMAN, Capt., 3rd (Reserve), 
liattn. The Prince of Wales's I.einster Rcgt . 
(Itoyal Canadians), yst. s. of the late Uev. 
Lewis .Algeo, by his wife, Florence Harriet 
lilenboy House, Manorhamilton, eo. Leitrim), 
dan. of Archibald (Jollum ; b. .\rdara. eo. 
Koneu'al, I .\ov. 1895; cdue. by private 
tuition; gazetted 2n(i LicMit. Leinster Kegt. 
17 .May, lOi:) ; promoted Lieut. 2 .Ian. 1015, 
and Capt. the following May ; served with 
tile I'^xpeditionnry Force in France and 
Flanders from ,Tan. 1915 ; was severely 

« tilled at Hoogc 14 .\ug. 1915, and iii- 

valiilecl lionn; ; returned f"o the front on 
recovery 25 Dec. 1010; was again wounded 
in .Vug. 1017, and died at No." 55 t^asualty 
Clearitig Station :!(> Nov. following, froiii 
wounds received in action earlier in tlie day. 
linried in Tineourt Military ('eineter>' : iinmS 
ALINGTON, GEOFFREY HUGH, 2nd l.ient.. 2/5th (Territorial) iiattn. The 
Iloy.al Sussex Kegt., .». of the Itev. Fdward Hugh Alington, of Maytield, Summer- 
town, Oxford, by his wife, .Margaret, dau. of Archihald .Maclari-n ; b. Oxford, 
:! Dec. 1888: edne. Horris Hill, Marlliorongh (2nd Foundation Scholar), and 
Magdalen College, Oxford (.M.A. 1014). When war broke out was a Master at 
Snmmerlicads, St. Leonards; gazetted 2nd l.iiiit. Sussex Regt. 10 April, 1015; 
went to France 15 Nov. following, and was killed in action on the Sommc front 
9 Aug. 1910. linried at liouzinconrt. His brother ollicers wrote their testi- 
mouy of his fine work and sterling (piaiities, and the ollieer commanding his 
company also wrote that " he was always ready and willing to undertake any 
duty, howevj-r unpleasant," Ifc was good at all games and a ca|)ablc ac^tor ; unm . 
ALLAN, ALEXANDER, Privat*, No. 25400, 
(ith (Service) Itattn. 'I'he Qu(;en's Own (Cameron 
Highlanders. :!rd .^. of David (ji^mmell Allan. 
of Auerly. Mill Road, Voker. by his wif(\ Aniue, 
dau. of William Wright (Denny); b. Partick, 
f;lasgow, 9 .rinie, 1898; edne. Victoria Drive 
Higher Crade School; wa.s an Engineer, and 
Miriniier of the Local Roy Scouts ; enlisted in 
(lei. 1915; served with the Kxiieditionary 
I'orce in France and Flanders, and was killed 
in action east of Yprcs :il ,Iuly. 1917 ; iiniit. 
ALLAN, FRANK CECIL, 2nd I.icut., 13tll 
(Ser\iee) I!attn. The Durham Light Infantry, 
::rd *. of th.' Rev. Tlionias Peter Allan, Vicar 
ul Cramlington, co. Northumberland. i)y his 
wife. Agnes, dau. of the Ri'V. Charles Willis ; 
h. New<ast|[-upon-Tyne, 27 Aitg. 1890; educ. 
St. .John's School, r,e;itiierhead : had a very 
successful career at school, both in his studies 
and in atldi'tics, being captain of the school 
ill his last >ear, and carrying off the " Victor 
, .,„ . ,. , l.udorum Cup"; gained a heaving scholarshiii 

of £40 from his school, and a £30 one from his countv ; had also gained a t( 11 
classical seliolaislu]i at Jesus College, Oxford, when- he would have graduated 
butfortheoutbivakofwariu 1914; left seliool in July, 1915 ; gazetted -iml Lieut 
13th Battn. Dnrhain Light Infantry 25 Se|)t. following ; went to Fraiii-e early in 
Sept tlie tollowiiig year ; was wounded in the hand and thigh liv a sliell 25 Sept. 
1910, and liied of gas gangrene in the thigh in the 2nd Red Cross Hospital, 
Rouen, on the 29th. His two elder brothers were serving at the front at tlie 
time of his death ; iinin. 

ALLAN, GEORGE COWIE, (Jiinner, No. 217774, TOth Brigade, ll.F.A., 
eldiMt «. of Alexander Allan, of Mains of Raldavie, Bovndie, Hanlf, Farmer, by 
his wife. ,Iane Rose, dau. of the late Alexander Cowie ; b. Mains of Baldavic 
Boyndie, 10 Nov. 1890 ; edne. Blairmand, and Baiilf Academy ; assisted Ids 
father on the farm ; enlisted in Feb. 1917 ; served with the Kxpe'ditionary Force | 
in France and F'landers from Sept., and died at No. 47 Casualtv Clearing Station 1 
3 Oct. following, from wounds received in action the previous day. His Coni- 
mancling Olliccr wrote : " He was universally liked by us all, and much esteemed 
and loved by his comrades, being possessed of fine personal qualities. He was 
modest, genial and generous," Unm. 

ALLAN, JAMES EDWARD, Sergt., No. 12(100, 21st (Service) Battn. The 
King's Royal Rifle Corps. 2inl .•■■. of Wi:lia-n Allan, Tihor, by his wife, Marv, dau 
01 George Nelson, of Cumberland : /). Barrow in-Fnrni;ss. co. Lancaster, 14 F'eb 
1874; (;duc. Cllrist Chureli School, Cheltenham, anl lielle View Higher Grade 
School, .Manningham, Iir.adford ; was a Tailir's Cutter ; enii.^ted 2S Sept, 1015 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in Frim^e and Flanders from 5 Mav, 1916, 
and was killed in action at Ypri^= 4 Nov. following. Buried in Ridgewood Military 
Cemetery, V oormozccle. His Platoon Commander wrote : " As a Sergt, he was 




W^illiam Harrv Allan. 



simply splendid. He made himself a favourite with men and ollleers, and I, as 
liis platoon conimandev. could trust him ini|ilicitly, ,and mver hesitated to put 
men in his cliarge. 1 can a.ssure you lu; ilii'd liki' a gentleman, for i was there," 
and the Chatlain : " Sergt. .\llan was winning high opinions of his courage niiil 
skill, and to the very liust showed the sjiirit of jiluck and comradeship, thinking 
always of others and bearing his snilerings with the greati-st fortidule ami 
endurance ; in fact, hi' died while he w.is helping others." He was a keen 
s])ortsiiiaii ; a llrst-class shot, and a good Rugby football player, having for 
many years played forward for Haiii|)sliire and won his caps. He iii. — Ist, lit 
St. Simon's Church, SontlLseii. :il Oct. 1901, Matilda (died Sept. 1008), dau of 
tile late Thomas Bungay, and had a son, , rallies Doughus Nelson b. 8 April 
1B07; 2ndl\ — at St. Sihus" Church, iiyker, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 7 Nov. IBOO, 
Bessie .Maiidi- (132. Francis Avenue, Southsca), dau. of Henry Gillicrt, of I'nre- 
hani, and had a dan.. I'liyllis Margaret Mary, b. 21 Nov. 1910." 
ALLAN, JOHN CRUICKSHANK, Private-, No. 248020, C Coy., 2nd Battn. 
(Ro.vttI Fusiliers) The London Regt. (T.F.). «. of William Allan,' of Dc'c Place. 
Aberdeen; b. Aberdeen. 8 Oct. 1897; educ. .Mile End School there; was a 
Dental Meclianie; joined the 'I'erritorial Force 7 April, 1014, and was called up 
on iniibilizatinii file following Aug.; siTved with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flandius from 31 ,liily, 1017; was reported woiindc<l and missing 

after tlie lighting at I'asschendaele 26 Oct. following, and is now assi -d to have 

been killed on that datr ; unm. 

ALLAN, JO.SEPH, Private, No. 200100, 0th (Territorial) Battn. Seafortli 
Highlanders (Ross-sliin; Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), vst. «. of William Allan, 
of 22. Coiumereial Stri'ct, Findoelitj-, .Merchant, b'v his"wite, Ellen, dan. of the 
late Alexander Garden; b. Finiloehty, eo. Baiill. 13 .\ug. 1807; edne. Fin- 
doclity I'ublii- Sehnol, and on kviving there a.ssisted liis father in business ; joined 
the Seatorth II iglilaiiders 29 .May, 1915; servc-d with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from 31 Aug. following; was invalided Lome in Nov. 
1910, after an attack of diphtheria ; returned to tlie front in A]iril. 1017, and was 
killed in action to the east of .Arras Ki May following ; iivtii. 

ALLAN, WILLIAM HARRY, Uilleman, 
No. 0:i92. 18th (Service) Battn. The King's 
Ro.\al Rifle Corps, 3rd ». of George Allan, of 
11, Westdeld Terrace, .Aberdeen, inspector, by 
his wife, Cliri.stina, dau. of .lames Clieyne'; 
b. Aberdeen, 4 Feb, 1887 ; educ. Ashley I'load 
School ; served his apiirenticeship with Henry 
(Jray, Draper, Aberdeen, and was afterwards 
for nine years emjiloyed by .Messrs. I, (t R. 
.Morley, London ; enlisted 10 .Inly, 1915 ; 
s(TVe(i with the Expi'ililiini:iry i^'orce in i''rance 
and Flanders, and was killed in action between 
F'lers and Combles 15 Sept. 1910; mim. 
ALLEBONE, HORACE, l,.-Coriil., No. 
2lll>si;4. Tank Ccirps. .v. of Augustus Allcbone. 
of Roseiieath, Rnshden, Boot Maliufa(;tlircr ; 
b. Kushrlen, CO. Northampton. 29 .Aug. 1880 ; 
educ. there ; was a Director of Messrs. .Allcbone 
iV Sons, Ltd., Boot .M;inufaeturers ; enlisted 
10 March, 1916 ; servi-d with the Expeditionar.N' 
Force in France from the following Aug., and 
was killed in action at Cambrai 20 Nov. 1017- 
He was awarded two Parchment Certiflcates, one for ineritorions and gallant 
service in tin- fleld, signed by the lirigadier-(jeneral. and the si'cond for soldierly 
coudnet under heavy lire 4 Oct. 1017, during- the Third Battle of Yprcs, also 
signed by the Briga(lier-(.iener;il ; imm. 

ALLEN, FREDERICK JAMES, L.-Corpl., No, 7280, 13th (Service) Battn.- 
The Royal Sussex Regt., *■. of the late George 
Allen, hy his wife, Maria (3, Thorpe Cottages, 
Soutli Street, Lewes, CO. Sussex) : b. Rans- 
. I combe. South Mailing, eo. Kent, 21 .Tune, 1884; 

^^^p^^^^ educ. at Bedilingliam: enlisted 10 .lime, 1915 : 

^^P^^^^^^^^ served with the ICxpeditionary l''oree in I-'rance 

^F ^^ ^^^^^^ 'ind F'landers from (.let. 1915 ; was wounded at 

^Fi^^..^^^^^V Yprcs in Feb. 1910, and again at Gnilleniont 

^j^ ^^^r the following Aug. ; returned to France in 

^ ^^^L Dec, and was killed in a(;tioii during an air- 

• -»■ ^^V raid at Kemmel 15 Oct. 1917. His Commanding 

^^Kjl Olliccr wrote : " Your son had been under 

^J^F my charge for some weeks, .and it is witli very 

J ^^^^^^^^^ much pleasure that 1 am able to record tliiit 

^^^^^^^-^^^^^^^^^ he was one of the tiest, and that his cheerful 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H under adverse eireuiiistances went 

^^^^^^^^H^^^^^^l the 

^^^^^H^^^^^^^^^H than what 

^•■■■■■■l^^^BBJ with nie up the line was to \'oliinteer to assist 
me in bringing back to a dressing-station a 
wounded man, whom 1 found in a siicll-liolc. 
He was agood chap, and I miss him terribly." Unm. 
ALLEN, JEFFREYS SOMERSET, Private, No. 3450U, 1st Battn. The 
Cambridgeshiri' Regt. ('I'.F.), yst. .s. of Dr. Marcus .Allen, by his wife, l''lorence 
Alma (14, itidiiig House Street, London, W.), 
dan. of the late (lapt. William Charles Ma.S9y- 
B>-ves. of New (hardens. Limerick ; b. Brigliton, 
2 Sept. 1885 ; educ. Bedford fjirammar Setiool ; 
Heidelberg College, Germany, and at Col. 
Kensington's, Army Tutor, Hove. He trained 
for the musical profession in (Jermany, l*aris 
and ICngland, and appeared at His Majesty's 
Theatre, London. ; enlisted 1 March, 1910 ; 
served with the Jilxpeditionary I'orce in Franco 
and Flanders, and was killed in action at St. 
.Tiilian, near Y|rcs, F'landcrs, 31 July, 1917, 
being shot by a snipiT. An ofTicer wrote : 
" We had just finislicd advancing, and 1 ad 
just dug ourselves in, -leffreys was jn a piece 
of trench with two other men, his platoon 
sergeant was about eiglit yards away from 
him when he was liit. .A bullet from a sniper 
struck him in the throat, killing him instantly. 
He could* not have felt any pain. He had 
Jcilreys 23onierset Allen. been showing great pluck all the day, and was 
thoroughly enjoying the fight. All the men 
speak very highly of him. He was always cheerful and willing to help anyone. 
You ma.v rest a.ssiired .Jeffreys died instantly, fighting as an ICnglishman can 
only fight, a brave and gallant fellow to the last. Please accept my most heart- 
felt sympathy in your great less." and again from the Capt. ; " 1 "may say that 
your son w;is splendid in the fight, and went into action in tlie real old' Cam- 
bridgeshire's way," Unm. 



Frederick James Allen, 

thus perhaps saving liis life. 




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ALLEN, STEPHEN, Private, No. 24456. l>,t Buttn. (57tli i'oot) Tin' Duke ui 
CambridgL*'s Own (Middlesex Kcgt.), s. of John 'i'liomas Allen, of New Street, 
Cronicr, Fij^liemian, by his wite. Mary, dau. of { — ) (Jrinies; b. Cromer. 
CO. Norfolk, 9 April. 1893 ; educ. Council School there ; enlisted 10 April, 1910 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 21 .Inly, and was killed 
in action 2(5 Aug. following. He m. at Gresham, Norwich, lo March. 1915. Lily 
Kate, vst. dau. of Kobert John Lark, and had a dau., Katlilei-n Maud, b. 17 
March." 191ti. 

ALLEN, WELLINGTON LYSTER, Private, No. 73219, ■44th Machine Gun 
Corps, eldest *. of Walter Allen, of 28. Charlemont Koad, Clontarf, Dublin. 
H.M.C.S., by his wife, Margaret, dan. of Laurence Lyster ; b. Kanelagh, Dublin. 
21 Nov. 1895 ; educ. Kildarc Street Sclujol, Chapelizod, and St. James'.s School. 
Dublin ; was a student, being a past member of the Jioys" lirigade. and one 
of tin- 1. adinu Dublin Sea Scouts wliea war broke out ; joined the Koyal Innis- 
killiii'.: Fii.-ilirrs 16 Oct. 1914; served with the E.xpeditionary Force in France 
antl FlaiidiTs from Sept. 1915 ; was wouiuled 8 May, 1916 : subsenuently became 
bewis .Mniliiin- Gunner to the IDOth, with whom he took part in the Battle ot 
.Mes'^iii.s Kid'^e ; transferred to the 44th .Miichine Gun Corps in Aug. 1917, and 
was killed in action at Ypres on the 22nd. Buried at Fortuin ; num. 
ALLIN, HAROLD WYSE, 2ad Lieut.. 10th (Service) Jiattn. The King's 
(Sliropshire Liuht Infantry), only s. of Alfred Thomas Allin, of Woolston, Loddis- 
well, CO. Devon, Clerk in Holv Orders, by his wife, Ethel Wyse. dau. of T. \V- 
Weymouth; b. Holbeton. Plymouth. 28 Dee. 
1888 ; educ. by a private tutor, and Magdalenr 
("ollegc. Cambridge ; was ^Master of the Jlod- 
bury Harriers, and Manager of the Home F'arm 
on the family estate; joined tlie Royal Devon 
Yeomanry (T.F.) as a Trooi»er in Sept. 1914 : 
was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Jan 1915. in the 
King's (Shropshire Light Infantry); served 
with the IGxpeditionary Force in France and 
llander^ from 3 June. 1916. being in charge of 
the iiiaehine guns of the 6th Battn. King's 
(Shropshire bight Infantry): in the following 
Oct. he had a severe accident, his horse falling 
deail, and rolling over hini ; was in hospital 
for many months ; on n-covery proceeded to 
Egvpt to join the inth Battn".. and died at 
No. 43 Stationary Hospital. El-Arish. 13 Dec. 
1917, from wounds received in action in the 
Hills of Judea 30 Nov. i>revlously. Buried in 
the Masaid Military Cemetery, Egypt. Major 
Harold Wyse Allin. C. W. Tomkinson wrote: "On the same day 

that your son joined, began a series of very big 
inarches, which took the battalion right u|i from Southern Palestine into the moim- 
tainons eouidry round Jerusalem. During this hard and difficult time he 
thoroughly won his way into the atfeetion of his platoon, a.s he was so cheerful 
and patient with the men, wiii-n all were tired out with the big distances and 
the heavy roads. You will realize wluit a territie elfort is involved in marching 
:ind lighting on this scale, and how much the cheerfulness and staunchhess of an 
ullieer helps bis men. as was most i-ertaiidy the ease with your son's platoon. 
The man who was chiefly responsible for carrying him (h)wii told me how wonder- 
tulh' bravi^ he was. and that he never complained at all. 1 was delighted to have 
him in my company ; he is a great loss to us." I'liin. 

-ALLISON, HAZLETT SAMUEL, Major. 7th (Ser\i<e) Battn. The Roval 
Irish Kifles. . blest .v of Lieut.-Col. HazJett Allison, of Tlie Shola, Portrush. M.D., 
Indian .Medical Service (ret,), bv bis wite. Mar\- Hunter, dau. of Michael Woods ; 
b. Fort St. George. Madras. India. 6 Jan. 1894 ; 
educ. Campbell College. P.elfast. and Jesus 
Colleue. Cambridge, where lie uraduated B.A. 
in 1914 ; gazetted" 2nd Lieut. Uoval Irish Rifles 
in Sept. 1914 ; T>romoted Lieut. 31 Dec. 1914, 
Capt. 4 April. 1016. and Major 1 Dec. 1916; 
served with the !-;x|ieditioiiary Force in France 
and FhuKlei-. iroin 2n Dec. 1915, and was killed 
in action at Frezenbcrg Kidge 9 Aug. 1917. 
I'luried there. His Coinniandini,' OHicer wrote : 
" He was a most \aliKible dltieer to me, and 
richly d<'served his rajiid prfunution. He was 
most jiopular with alt ranks." and tlie Chaplain 
of his Battalion : " I have bi-eii with him since 
April. 1915. and knew him very well. We were 
all i)roud of him. and he was bi-loved by all 
who kniw him : bis battalion miss him sorely, 
ispecially the men of Ins own company." 
Anothi-r Cliaplain also wrot- : " He was in 
the trendies holding a most dillicult part of 
Hazlett Samuel Allison. the line. 1 am in ;i j)o-;ition to know that he 

wa-^ beloved and most |Mipular with both officers 
and men. The fact of his having olitained his majoiity so soon bears ample 
testimony to his efficiency as an officer in a division which has covered itself 
with glory. He was a fine character — most unassnining, but a lirm and steadfast 
friend." Major Allison was mentioned in Despatches | Lnndon Gazette. 4 Jan. 
I017J by (ieneral Sir Douglas Haig. for gallant and ilistinguished .service in the 
field, the official record stating : " Near Hulhich. on the niglit of 31 July-1 Aug., 
he was in charge of an enterprise against the German tn-nches. Shortly after 
the return of his party, the enemy made a bombiiii: attack on our saps. Capt. 
Allison immediately returned to the saps and organized a counter-attack, which 
not only drove otf the Germans, but followiid them up and bombed them back 
into their own trenches. During the past nine months t'ajit. Allison has 
repeatcdK shown great courage and resource whilst heading patrols, and has 
-et a splenitid example to all ranks." I'nin. 

ALLISON, JAMES STEELE REID, Signalman, No. Z 2892. K.X.V.R.. eldest 
.s. of Thomas Steele Allison, of 30. S|iit.d. .Vberdeen, C.F.C. Missionary, by bis 
wife. Jessie Watt. dau. of Andrew ^IcClyniiuit ; b. Ayr. 18 Dee. 1897; educ. 
Aberdeen ; was an Engineer; joined the K.N.V.R. H Jan. 1915 : trained at the 
Crystal Palace, passing as a qualified Signalman the following June; was 
appointed to H.M. Minesweeper Britain in July. 1915; transferred to H.M.S. 
Koyle in Jan. 1917. and was drowned 15 JIarcli following, when that ship struck 
a nnne in the English Channel ; unm. 

ALLISON, SIDNEY, Private, No. 20167. 8th (Service) Battn. The Royal 
F'usiliers (City of London Kegt.), 2nd .s. of Arthur William Allison, of 19 Duesbery 
Street. Hull, Banker's Aeeounfant. Lv his wife. Rebecca Ann. dau. of William 
Evington ; b. Hull. 28 Feb. 1890 ; educ. I'ark Road School there ; was a Painter 
and Paperhanger ; enlisted 22 Nov. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
ia France and Flanders 30 April following ; was twice wounded, and was killed 
in action during the attack on Cambrai 20 Nov. 1917 ; iiinn. 
ALLMAN, G., Acting Corpl., No. 8568. Tlie Cheshire Rcgt. ; served with the 
JCxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 10 Nov. 1914. 
ALLOT, J., Private, No. 9202, 2nd Battn. The King's Own Scottish Borderers ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in F'rancc ; killed in action 19 Nov. 1914. 





ALLPORT, ALAN HIATT, Rifleman, No. 303178, 5th (City of London) Battn 
(London Rifie Brigade) The London Regt. (T.F.), 2nd n. of Denison William 
Alljjort. of Townhy Road. Dniwieh, London, S.E., by his wife. Harriet Elizabeth, 
dau. of Thomas Hiatt ; b. Cambersvell, London, S.E., 29 Sept. 1887 ; educ. VVilaon 
Grammar School there, and the .\rt School ; enlisted 15 Dec. 1915 ; served with 
the E.xpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Dec. 1916, and was killed 
in action at St. Leger 17 June, 1917 ; unm. 

ALMOND, JAMES WILLIAM HARRY, (1st Class) Gunner, R.N.V.R.. only 
-s. of John Almond, of 100, Wensley Terrace 
Darwen, co. Lancaster, Managing Director of 
the Waterside Paiier Company, by his wife, 
ICdith Dagmar, dau. of Joseph Fielding ; b. 
Purrteet, CO. Essex, 19 .A,pril, 1897 ; educ. 
Uarwen Secondary School, and at Smart's 
IiiLsiu(;ss College, Manchester ; joined the 
Navy 28 Aug, 1916 ; after completing Ids nava 
training, was attached as Gunner to H.M.T. 
Cameronia, and was on that vessel when she 
was torpe(loed and sunk in the Meditz-rranean 
Sia 15 April, 1917 ; later was appointed to 
S.S. Lepaiito, which was commandeered by the 
Government, sailing between England and 
U.S.A., and was killed in action at sea, off 
the south-west coast of I^ngland on 23 Oct. 
1917. Buried in the St. James* Parish Church- 
yard, Lower Danven. Lieut.-Commander 
Simpson, R.N.V.R., wrote : " The Captain 
speaks most highly of your son's fine character 
James W. H. Almond. '^'"^ ^'^^ ilevotiou to duty, and it w;ls a moment 

for Uarwen to be proud of, wlien the Captain 
and ofiicrrs spoke of a worth>- comrade. Your son was a fiut^ lad." Unm. 

ALSTON, ROWLAND EVELYN, 2nd Lieut., Royal Field Artillery, 3rd s. of 
Rowland Simpson .Alston, of Byanda, on tin; Herbert River. Queensland, by his 
wife, Annie, dau. of S. Jones ; and nephew of the Rev. Frank simpM)[i Alston, of 
Scrivelsby Rectory, Horneastle ; b. Herbert River, Queenshuid. 29 .March. 1891 : 
educ. at Townsvilie, (Queensland ; came to l-2ngland from Australia in the autumn 
of 1915, and was gazetted Temp. 2nd Lieut. R.F.A. ; trained at Norwich and 
elsewhere; went to France in .\ijril. 1916, and was killed in action 17 Aug. 
following. Buried in the Military Cemetery, Ablain St. Nazaire. His Com- 
manding Officer wrote : " R. E. Alston was one of my subalterns, having joined 
us at Ploi'gsteert in .\pril, 1 tinnk. I should like a.s far as in me lies to try to 
tell you how deejdy 1 regret his loss ; a keen, willing worker, whose heart was 
thoroughly in his job, I had the utmost confidence in him. During the first part 
of the attack he was not with the guns, but 1 left him in charge of the horses 
and supply of ammunition, and he worked himself to the bone in keeping us 
supplied. He only came ui> to the guns on the morning of the lotli, and 1 had 
no time on my way through to thank him for his work, a fact I hate now to 
tliink of. Please believe me. and try and read into this the admiration I had for 
him, and the s\nipathy 1 fii-l for you and all his friends." Iln7n. 

ALTOFT, GEORGE HERBERT, 2nd Lieut.. 4th (Extra Reserve), attd. 11th 
(Service). Battn. The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt.), elder s. 
of Herbert Altoft. of 81, Rosamand Street. Hessle Road, Hull. Marine Engineer, 
by his wife, Emily Mary, dau. of William Lawrence ; and brother to Private 
H. Altoft ('/.('.); b. Hull, 5 Jan. 1893; educ. there; was employed at Earle's 
Shipbuilding Yard ; enlisted in the R.A.M.C. in Sept. 1914 : wns. gazetted 2nd 
Lieut. West Yorkshire Regt. in April, 1917 ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and I'landers from 24 June, 1917, and was killed in action to the east 
of Ypres 17 July following. Buried at Zillebeke, east of Ypres ; unm. 

ALTOFT, HAROLD. Private. No. 22376. 12th (Service) Battn. The East 
Yorkshire Regt. yr. >-. of Hi-rbert Altoft. of 81, Rosamund Street. Hessle Road. 
HvdI. Marine lingineer. bv his wife, Emily Marv. dau. of Witliam Lawrence ; 
and brother to 2nd Lieut. G. H. Altoft (i.v.) ; b. Hull, 4 Oct. 1897 ; educ. there : 
was employed at ICarle's Shipbuilding Yard : enlisted in Jan. 1916 : served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France from 1 July. 1916 : was rejiorted missing 
after the fighting at Hi-aumont Hamel 13 Nov. following, and is now assumed 
to have bi-eii killed on that date ; unm, 

AMBLER, GEORGE, Lieut.. 2/6th (Territorial) Battn. The Prina- of Wales's 

Own (West V.irk--liire Kegt.), 3rd .s. of the late .Tohn Ambler, of Heaton Mount. 
Bradford. J. P.. by his 2nd wife. Fditb Alice, 
dau. of ( — ) Gates ; b. Heaton Jlount. Bradford. 
CO. York, 22 Oct. 1893 ; edue. Mr. Roscoe'? 
^^^ Preparatory Seliool. Harrogate ; Harrow School, 

g^^^^Bk and Pembroke College, Cambridge ; obtained 

uF^^^^tM a commission as 2nd Lieut. 2,6th West York- 

•^ H shire Regt. in Jan. 1915, and was promoted 

jl iMl^m Lieut. July. 1917 : served with the ICxpedi- 

i ^^^IP tionary Force in France and Flanders from 

•j^^^^r •'=^"- l''l" ■ ^^'■*^ wounded in the arm at Beau- 

.^B^B mont Hamel in March, and invalided home ; 

^^^^^^ rejoined his battalion at the front in 3Iay , 

^^g^^H^^ and died in the 3rd Loudon General Hospital. 

^^^afl^^^^^Bft^^ Wandsworth Connnon. London. S.W., 3 .\ug. 

^^H^j^^BI^^^^^^^^I wounds received in Loos 

^^H ^^I^^^^^^^^H 13 July previously. Buried in Cnderelitfe 

^^^H .^^^^^^^^^^^^1 Bradford. His Conmumding Officer, 

^^Hx^^^^^^^^^l be 

l^^^l^B^l^^mm olficers. 

and inderd by all ranks in the liattalion. His 
wiis a sterling character, true, honourable, 
thorough, and of a fine spirit and iiluck." and 
his Company Commaiuler. Capt. (ieorge Gordon : " i think be was quite fear- 
less. We will never forg<'t his characteristic nonchalant way of treating dangen* : 
lie encouraged and delighted his men. His shy digiuly of character, his lofty 
sense of duty, his extraordinary knowledge of his profession, his unselfish love 
of ills men . . .'■ I'lim. 

AMIES, ARTHUR GEORGE, 2nd Lieut., l/5th (TerritotJal) Battn. The York 
and Lanca.^ter Kegt., eldest \. of Thomas James Amies, of Spring Bank, Pont^*- 
fract. CO. York, t'lerk to the Pontefract Board of Guardians, by his wife. Alice 
(Jeorgina. dau. of .Arthur Banee I'^bbutt ; b. Dewsbury, co. York, 25 Mardi. 
1894; edue. King's Grannnar School. Pouteiract. from where he matriculated 
First Class, and then entered the office of an uncle, who is Clerk to the Kpsom 
lioai'd of Guardians; was appointed on the Statf of the Bedwelty Board of 
Guardians two years later; subsequently obtaining an appointment on the 
Stalf of the Tadcaster L'nion Offices ; joined tin- iledfordsbire Yeomanry as a 
Private in Jan. 1915 ; served with the lOxpeditiunary Force in France and 
Fland rs from the following .\ug. till July. 19Ui. when, being injured by a horse, 
he returned to luigland. I)lood-poisoning being feared : went back to France 
21 Aug. following ; Wius sent home in Feb. 1917, to train for a commission, 
bein gazetted 2nd Lieut. York and Lancaster Regt. 14 July ; joined his battalion 
in France 9 Aug. 1917, and was killed in action on the north-east of Ypres 9 Oct. 



George Ambler. 



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Ernest John Amor .J 

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I'ollowinc. liurird on the battlrticld. l.itut.-Col. H. s. Kaye wrote: "Ik- 
tiiul not Ihtii with us verv loiiK. hut wo sioon found out what a splendid fellow i 
he was, a keen ^ildii-r and lull ot courape. His loss is di'iilon-d by all ranks." I 
and Major-tii-urral l\. M. IN-reival (thrn Conunandinp tlie -lUth Division) ; "It 
may he some <()intort to you to know that your husband's itm- qimlitics were 
appreciatrd. and that his death is mueh retiretted. Altliouph he had only , 
rceently joinrd his hattuUon, still lie had gained a tfood reputation as a very 
gallant" otlieer and a very jironiisina one in every way. 1 it-.I tliat his death 
means a u'reat loss to his battalion." He m. at Tadcaster I'arish Clnireh, 2 Auu. 
11117. Aniiif ( H. \.). dau. ol the late Charles Tunninpley, ol Ouston Road, 
'ladc'ast.T. 

\MOR, ERNEST JOHN. I.ient.. I4th (Reserve) IJattn. The I)uk<' of Cam- 
bridiie's Own (Middlesex Kept.), attd. Royal 
Myiny; Corps, eldest s. of Erederick Amor, of 
■J.'i, Uenbii{h Terrace, liayswat^-r. London, \V., 
bv his wife, Alice, dau." of J. Newman; h. 
Warehani, co. Dorset, 4 May. 1807: educ. St. 
Pi'ter's. liayswater, and IMtnian's Sehool, 
Southampton Row; joined tlie Stall" of Messrs. 
W . .1. I'.ii.-„'erstalf, Rankers, of West Sniitlitield , 
ill l'.)l:J: volunteered on the outbreak of war, 
:uid enlisted as a (Junner in the Royal Field 
\rtillery Sept. 1014: ])romoted Bombardier 
-hortlv afterwards, and y;a/,etted 2nd Lieut. 
Mjildlisex Regt. 17 June. UU.j ; attached to 
Ihe K.F.C. as an Observer Feb. 1916; flew to 
France Ifi March foilowinj.', with the 2:Jrd 
S(pi;idron : promoted Lieut, a fi*w weeks lat(*r, 
and attached to tlie Uth Squadron, and was 
killed 12 May, IDIO, in a tlyinji accident in 
France. Buried in Aubijjny Cemetery. The 
Major of ids Squadron wrote to his mother : 
" Your son had only recently joined ns. ha\ ing 
been transferred from No. 2:i Squadron, but 
and u'allant young olhcer, whose one thought 
sou died doing his duty bravely for his country. 
You can be proud of him." and a brother officer: " We were good friends and 
often tlew together. I liked him. he was brave ; thus he made flying and its 
attendant dangers a pleas\ire." I'ltm. 

ANDERSON, ARCHIBALD JOSEPH, Capt.. 10th (Service) Battn. The 
Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt.), only s. of Kdward Anderson, of 
Iwav Chambers, Winnipeg. Canada. K.C., Solicitor, by his wift-. 
Mary, dau. of the Hon. Joseph Ryan, County 
Court Judge : b. Portage hi Prairie. Manitoba, 
Canada, 20 July, 189:i ;" educ. Public Schools ; 
St. Boniface College, Manitoba, and was study- 
ing for the Law when war broke out; volun- 
teered for Imperial Service, and joined the Fort 
(iarry Horse, C.E.F., as a Private in Aug. 
1014; came over with the First Contingent 
in Oct. ; trained on Salisbury Plain during 
the winter of 1914-15 ; served with the Cana- 
dian Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from Feb.' 1915. attached to the 10th 
liattn. ; was given a connnission as 2nd Lieut. 
lOth AVest Yorkshire Regt. :i March following, 
being promoted Capt. 4 May, 1916, and was 
killed in action at Fricourt. during the Battle 
nf the Somme, 1 July following, when his 
battalion was specially chosen to clear the 
woods liehind Frieonrt, a itarticnlarly dangerous 
position. Buried there in the New :Military 
CemetA'ry. The M.dieal Officer of his Battalion 
(all senior otlieirs having been killed in the 
engagement) wTote : "Your son had great natural ahility for soldiering; his 
death is a verv seri(nis loss to the regiment. His eoini>any had a very trying 
task in the attack. Thev had to jiass over ground heavily swept by machine- 
gun tire. He knew ipiite well what he was going into, and had the worst and 
most dangerous place in the whole attack. Hf! was chosen for this position, 
as he had got his conipanv into very good shape, and was considered one of our 
best Compunv Commanders.'* and "Lieut. C. O. Wooler : "Anderson was the 
tinest soldier I ever served under, and a great friend too." The Padre of his 
liattnlion also wrote : " Your son was leading his company and had just reached 
the (Jernian parapet when h<; was killed. ... I am afraid I have not succeeded 
in mv elfort to convev to you my great admiration of >our son as a Christian 
gentleman, an efficient olficer and a noble man. 1 shall always feel it to have 
been a privilege to have met your son, and an honour to call him my friend." 
lJii»i. 

ANDERSON, ARTHUR ASHLEY, L.-Corpl.. No. 22745, D Coy., 7/8th 
(SiTViee) Hattn. The Kinc's Own Scottish Borderers, eldest s. of the late William 
Anderson, bv his wife. Marv Gilchrist (74. Albert Road, Crossbill, Glasgow), dau. 
of John Galbraith. of Stirling ; b. Manchester, 26 Oct. 1879 ; educ. at Queen's 
Park Acuideinv. and Queen's Park Public Sehool, Glasgow ; was employed by 
Messrs. Viekent, Ltd.. Barrow-in-Furness; enlisted in Feb. 1916; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and died of wounds 16 Sept. 
following. He m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 25 June, 1908, Lizzie, dau. 
of John Harris, of Glasgow, and had a son, 6. 5 July. 1909. 

Temp. Capt., 44th Trench Mortar Battery, 11th 
(Service) Battn. The Black Watch (Roval 
Highlanders), attd. 7th (Service) Battn. The 
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, only s. 
of the late Henry John Carniichael Anderson, 
Cotton Broker, by his wife. Isabella J. (Rodono, 
Blundellsands, co. Lancaster), dau. of John 
Gibbons; b. Blundellsands aforesaid, 1 Feb. 
1887 ; educ. The Leas. Hoylake. co. Chester, 
and Loretto, Musselburgh ; joined the O.T.C. 
at Cambridge in Feb. 19l5 : obtained a com- 
mission the following April: served with the 
Expeditionary Force in J*"ranee and Flanders 
from 11 Oct. 1915, and was killed in action 
at Guemappe 23 April, 1017. Buried in Arras 
Cemetery, Rue d'Aniiens. His Commanding 
Officer wrote : " On the morning of the 2:Jrd. 
when we made an attack, your son was leading 
one of the gun teams, when he was wounded, 
and his servant was trying to get him to cover 
when he was shot through the head and killed 
instantly." Capt. Anderson was awarded the 
^li'itary" Cross for gallant and distinguished 
service in the field. He was an excellent shot, and took a great interest in wild- 
fowling : unm 



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ANDERSON, DAVID, M.C., 




David Anderson. 



ANDERSON, DAVID, l.i.ul,. 4lli (rirritoriiil) liuttn. ■rlii- Gohloil Higli ■ 
lanili'rs, :jrd «. ol \Villi;uii Amli-iNon. ol Altmlirii. ('hict CuiistablL', by his wife, 
Annie, dau. of tlie latr William Carrie, iialliniiart:. Kirrieiiuiir. co. i'orfar ; b. 
.\)>erder'ii, 17 Oct. 18u:> ; ediic. Koh,Tt, (;oni<Mi\ Collejie there; was a Law 
student, and in tlif olliee of Messrs. Watt ,V Cunihie. ,\dvocates, Al>erdeen ; 
olitained a commission :i Oct. 11114; .serveii with the l'J.\peditionar.v Force iri 
France and Flanders from .-Vpril. I'.iUl ; was \v(nuid'-d dnriny the ojierationa on 
tlie Somme 2:1 Jul.v followint;, and returned to Uritain on sick leave ; rejoined liis 
rejjiinent on recovery, ami was killed in action ru-ar .\rras 2:i .Vpril, 1017. iJnricd 
in lloeux Hritisli Cenieter\-. east nl ,\rras : kiiiii. 

ANDERSON, DAVID GEORGE MARCi:S, I'rivate, No. l:i, 2nd Section. 
4tli .Machine tJun (Jnards. ,v. ut .lolin Anderson. I'oslniaster, Horwicll, CO. Lan- 
caster, by his wife. .\nna ; h. |leini\', eo. Stirlint:. 20 May, 1S!)5 ; educ. liede 
Collcsiatc Scliool, Sunderlami ; was employed on the stall of tlie .Marquis ol 
I-ondonderry's Ollici's, Seaham Harbour. Durham ; enlisted in the Grenadiei 
Cnards (» ,Marc-li. lOir, ; serxed with tin- ICxpeditioiiary Fore in France and 
l-'landers from Feli. Uilt) ; took I'art in the ojierations at Ypres, and later on 
the Somme. where he was wounded at (iineliy 11 Sept. followiuii, while earryiny 
a badly wounded itutu'ade to the elearitc.; stalion. although wounded hinmelt 
in the "knee ; was sent to laitiland on sick lea\"-. and on reeo\cry returned to 
F'rance with the Machine (inn (illards. and wa^ killed in action at Pilkem llidRe 
Ally. 11H7. Iliu-ied at Captain's larrn. between I'ilkeni and l.aneemarek . 
His ('oniniandiii'.j (Mlieer wrote : •• He eame iiiisc-illii'd tliroiiL'li all the li.ittle of 
31 July. .\ bomb blew up the dusi-ont just betore bis section wa> relieved. 
All his officers. N.C.O.'s and comrades highly appreciated Private .Anderson's 
sterling qualities. Althoimh dyini! himself, be luver eomplaine I. his wliole 
solicitude wa.s centred on his wounded comrades by his sidi — bow Ihfii were — 
unselfish to the last." Cum. 

ANDERSON, DAVID L'VALL, I'rivate, .No 4127". l/5th (Territorial) liattn. 
The tiordon Highlaudcrs, eldir k. of .loseph Anderson, of ()ninta. Caledonia. 
Martinez, l''.C.C..\.. Argentina, by his wife, HeKii (Latch lioad. lirecliin). dan. 
of William Uruce, of lirechin ; h. Veniido 'I'uerto. Arsentiiu- Hepnblie. 11 Nov. 
18!)(>; educ. lirechin llij;h School; was on the olliee stall ol (luthrie Craic 
Peter * Co.. I'aper .Maiiulaeturers ; joined the Cordon lli'_'lilanders !) 
April, 1917; served with the l:xpeililionar\ l-'oree in l''ranee and Flanders 
from 1 AuK., and died in an ambulance train on the way to the liase llosiiif-il. 
15 Sept, followim;:, from wounds received in action on the l;;tli. r.uried in the 
Kastern Cemeter.\' at llouloeue ; num. 

ANDERSON, EDDIE, Sernt., No. 4lil.-,2. Htb (>er\ieei liattn. Ihc- Northum- 
berland fusiliers, vst. .s. of (ieoree Anderson, ot ,H.'.. Hieli Street, liunbar, by 
liis wife, lOnjiliemia', dau. of the late to-orse W. Wood of .Mussellinri;li : h. .Mussel- 
ImrKh, Midlothian, 10 Jan. I.HIHI ; educ. Crammar Sihool there, and Burgh 
School, Dunbar; wa.s travelling on the Continent as a Valet; on the outbreak 
of war returned to England ; enlisted in the Uitle lirigad<' 4 ,Sept, 11114 ; served 
with the Exjieditionarv Force in France ami I'lainleis from July, Ulla ; was 
wounded in the leg :i April, IIUO, and sent to the Canadian Red Cross Hospital. 
Taplow. CO, Bucks; on his ri'eov<'ry a(;ted as an liistriietor at Seaford and 
Northampton; transfiTi-ed to the Northniuberl.iiid I'lisiliirs ,h Dee.; again went 
to France ; was slightlv woim.bd twice at Messines ; promoted .Sergt. on the 
field 3 April, 1917, and was killed in action 1(; Aug. billowing, wliile leading his 
platoon near Ypres. ('apt. .\ngus wrote : " 'I'lie c(nn]ian.\- ha.s lost in your son 
a good friend ami a gallant gentleman," and a comrade : " No man could wish 
for a braver son, and liis name will always be' ri'iniMnbcred by his comrades. 
We knew him as a soldier and a gentleman. Now we know him as a liero who 
has made the supreme sacrifice for his country. You may well feel proud ot 
him." 

ANDERSON, JAMES ALEXANDER, Corpl.. .\"o. 2l:i. Machine Gun Corps, 
s of \lexander \nders(ai, of 7li. High Street. Cuminestown. by his wife, Ann, 
dau of .lames Johnston;' h. Tnrritf, eo, Aberdeen, :i .Nov. 1871); educ. there; 
served in the South African War 11IU0-II2. with the (ioidon Highlanders; re- 
enlisted 1.1 Sept. llllB; served with the IOx|.edit ioiiary force in France and 
Flanders and was killed in action at Bourloii Wood. Canibrai. 27 Nov. 1917. 
Buried in Bourlon Wood. An offleer wTote ; " Siieli fellows are no good to lose. 
He will live in my memory as ' one of the best,' " and another ; " I considered 
him to be one of' the most thorough and reliabli; N.C.O.'.- 

opinion shared bv the Commanding Oflicer of the eompany, and be would have 
been promoted bail he lived." He m. at .Mintlaw, Longside 
Elizabeth, dau. of .lames I'ark, and had four children : .laine> 
John, b. 3 Sept. 1909; William, b. Hi April. 1012, and Bella 

ANDERSON, JAMES SKELTON, 2nd 
Lieut., 21st (Servici') Battn, The King's Koyal 
Uille Corps, eldersnrv, «, of Sir Kennetli Skelton 
Anderson, K,C,M.U., of Stamford House, 
Wimbledon Common, S,W., and Ardtaraig, 
Argyle, by his wife, Louisa Mary, dau, of the 
late' James Cochran Stevenson, M.P. ; and 
brother to Cadet Kenneth Angus Anderson 
|see Vol. 1., p. 71; h. London, 4 Sept. 1897 ; 
(due. St. .\ubvn's. Kottingdcan, and Harrow ; 
gazetted 2nd Lieut. 20 Aug. 1915 ; served with 
the E.xpcditionary F'orce in France from ."■> May, 
1910; wjis wounded in action on the Somme 
front 7 Oct., and died of his wounds at a 
Casualty Clearing Station, near .\llxTt, 10 Oct. 
1010 ; unm. 

ANDERSON, JOHN, Corpl.. No. 35766:i. 
Iiitb (S,-rviee) liattn. The King's (Liverpool 
Regt.). X. of till- late .lo.seph Anderson, by 
his wife, Jane, dau, of ,lanies MeWilliams, ol 
Carnaveigh, . Ballybay, co. Momighan ; b 
Carnaveigh aforesaid, l:i April. 1883; educ 
Oieve, Ballvbav; was an Insurance Agent; enlisted 31 Jlarch 1910 ; served 
with the Expeditionary l''oree in France from 211 Feb. 1917, and died at No. „ 
Canadian General Hosiiital. Boulogne. 13 Dec. following, from nephritis <on- 
tractcd while on active service. Buried in the Eastern femetery Boulogne 
His Commanding Officer wrote : " He was a man for whom I had the greatest 
respect, — a keen and conscientious soldier." Unm. 

ANDERSON, JOHN KEMP, Private, B Coy., ir.th (Service) Battn. The Higli- 
land Li"ht Infantry. \st. s. of Nathaniel Anderson, of Grccnskares, Gainrie, co . 
Banff Farmer, bv iiis'wlfe, Elizabeth, dan. of William Strachan ; b. Greenskarcs 
aforesaid, 7 March, 1897 ; educ. Turriff Higher Grade Sibool ; was an ^'^.P^'Bt'ccd 
Joiner; enlLsted 13 July, 1910; served with the Kxpei itioiiary f oree in I'rance. 
and Flanders from Julv, 1917, and was accidentally killed by the discharge of a 
rifle in the front trenches I Oct, following, iiuricd m Co.Nidc Cemetery; 

ANDERSON, ROBERT BALLANTINE, Lieut., l/4th d'crritorial) Battn. 
The Kite's Own Scottish liord.rers, 3rd .«. of Uobirt Ballantinc Andcrsoii ol 
Glcnburn Hall, Jedburgh, by his wife, Agnes, dau. of the late lliomas .Macmillan . 
of Changue, eo. Ayr ; t,. Jedburgh. 27 March, 1890 ; educ. Ldinbiirgli Aj-adcmV ; 
was a Writer to the Signet ; enlisted 11 Sept. 1914 ; served with the Lgyptian 



1 had e\cr met — an 

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James Skelton Anderson. 



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Expeditionary Torcv iu Kgypt and J'alistim- 
in art ion at the Battle of Gaza 19 April. 1917. 
ANDERSON, 




Thomas Anderson. 




William Trevor Anderson. 



roni 1 Aim. liilO, and was killed 
J5nrii-(i thin- ; 'mm. 

THOMAS, L.-Corpl.. Xo. 
241'.»:>:;. 1.4th (Territorial) liattn. The Gordon 
H JL'hlaiicltTS. vr. s. of Thonrias Anderson, of 
m. Whin-hall 'Plaee, Aherdeen. Cabinet Maker. 
hv his wife, Marv Ann. dan. of William Mc- 
Millan ; h. Aberdeen. 2(J June. 1890; educ. 
Aberdeen (iramniar School, and Aberdeen 
University, wliere he jrraduated M.A. in 1911 ; 
was subsequently a Schoolmaster, tirst at 
Stonehaven Academy, and then at Xewmachar 
Public School. Aberdeen ; worked at a muni- 
tion facton,- from Oct. 191.3. to May, 1916. 
wiien lie joined tlie Gordon Highlanders ; 
lia?sed as: First Class Scout and Sniper at 
<'annriek t'hasc about Sept. ; served with the 
KxiK'ditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from tlie following month, joining tlie oth 
liattn. Gordon Highlanders ; was invalided 
home with trench fever and laryngitis in Jan. ; 
returned to Francis in April, when he joined 
D Cov.. 4th Gordon Highlanders, and died at 
No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station 2:i Sept. 1917, 
from wounds reci-ivrd ju action at Poel-cappelle. 
Buried in Dozinghrin J'.ritish Cemetery, eight 
and a half miles nortlt-wrst of Ypre^ ; unm, 
ANDERSON, WILLIAM TREVOR. Lieut., 
(>tli (Tirritorial) liattn. S.-;ilorth Highlanders 
(Koss-shire Bulls, The Duke of Albany's), 
attd. Royal Flying Corj).-!. 2nd n. of AVilliam 
Anderson, retired partner of Messrs. George 
Steuart & Co., Colombo, Ceylon, by his wife, 
Kdith, dau. of James Johnston : b. Ceylon, 
:iO Dec. 1896 ; educ. at Alton Burn. Xaim, and 
Trinity College, Glenalmond ; gazetted 2nd 
Lieut, 8 Oct. 1914; promot^'d Lieut. 14 Oct. 
1915. After serving some time with his 
regiment, was attached to the Koyal Flying 
Corps ; trained at Oxford, Turnhouse, and 
Cramlington. and died at Xewcastle-on-Tyne 
8 April. 1917, of ilhie-ss contracted while on 
military duty at Cramlington. Buried at 
FIgin, Scotlanrl ; unm. 

ANDREW, HARRY TOWNSEND. 2nd 
Lieut., Koyal Kugineers, s. of David Andrew, 
of 99, Que).-ns borough Gardeas, Glasgow, 
by his wife, Helen, dan. of Capt. \V. H. 
Townsend, of Swansea ; h. 7, Hamilton Terrace, 
Glasgow West, 9 Ajjril, 1887 ; educ. Hamilton 
Crescent School, and the Technical College, 
Glasgow ; was an Engineering Draught.sman 
with Babcock & Wilcox, Manchester, and 
voluntarily enlisted in tlie 16th (Service) 
Battn. Tiic Highland Light Infantry. Sept. 
1914; gazetted 2nd Lieut. (Temp.) in the 
same battalion 6 Feb. 191.i ; went to France 
in .Xov, 1015 ; transferred to the Royal En- 
gineers, April. 191G, and was killed in action 
at Ypres by the bursting of a high-expiosive 
shell 25 June, 1910. Buried in Brandhoek 
Cemetery ; unin. 

ANDREWS. J., L.-Corpl.. -\o. 10124, 1st 
Dattn. The Bedfordshire Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in 
action 7 Xov. 1914. 
ANDREWS, ROBERT FREEMAN, 2nd Lieut., 10th (Service) Battn. The 
Loyal Xortii [.ancashirc Regt.. eldest .?. of the Rev, Charles William Andrews, 
of West ICalinu'. London. W„ formerly of the Oxford Place Wesleyan Mission. 
I.*eds, now a I'orciizn Mission Secretary, by liis wife, Ellen, dau. of the late Robert 
Alcock. of Mansfield, CO. Nottingham", J.P. ; and brother to 2nd Lieut. C. N. 
.-Vudrews (also killed in action) ; b. Syston, co. Leicester. 7 April. 1892 ; educ. 
Kingswood, Bath ; Bolton and Leeds Grammar Schools, and Handsworth College, 
Birmingham; was a student, and voluntarily enlLsted in the King's Royal Rifle 
Corps 1 Sept. 1914; trained at Sheerness ; gazetted 2ud Lieut. 10th Xorth 
Lancashire Regt. 29 Dec. 1914 ; went to France the following July, and wa< 
killed in action at Beaumont Hamel on the Somme front 15 Nov. 1916. Buried 
in No Man's Laud ; iiom. ^ 

ANGUS, BRUCE ROBERTSON, Private, No. 2239, 5th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Gordon Highlanders, yst. s. of James Angus, of Free Schools Buildings, 
Ellon. Aberdeen, bv his wife, Margaret, dau. of William Mitchell; b. Buthlaw, 
Longside. co. Aberdeen, 18 Jan. 1892 ; educ. Ellon Public School ; was some 
time a Tailor in Ellon, and later emigrated to Canada ; returned to England and 
enlisted 23 Sept. 1914 ; went to France 1 May, 1915. and died in No. 11 Casualty 
Clearing Station 14 Nov. 1916, of wounds received in action the previous day, 
during the advance on the Ancre. Buried in Varennes JMilitiiry Cemetery : "iini. 
ANGUS, GEORGE QUINTON, Private 
No. 15799, Scots Guards. :Jrd .?.of William Angu.s 
of 7, Burns Road. Aberdeen. Mercliant. by liis 
wife, Isabella, dau. of William Stephen: (>. 
Aberdeen, 4 Oct. 1891 : educ. Gordon's College 
there; subsequently joined his father in busi 
ness ; enlisted in June. 1916; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flandrr,. 
from Aug. 1917. and was killed in action at 
Houthulst Forest 13 Oct. following. Burie<l 
where he fell : unm. 

ANGUS, JAMES FILSHIE MACFAR- 
LANE, L.-Corpl.. No. 9:i.^7, 14th (Service) 
Battn. Princess Louise's (Argyll ami Suther- 
land. Higlilanders), 2nd a. of James .Maclarlane 
Angus, of Hillside, Alexandria, co. Dumbarton, 
by his wife. Margaret, dau. of James Filshic; : 
Ik Alexandria, 20 Jan. 1896; educ. Vale of 
Leven Academy, and Glasgow Royal Technical 
College ; was employed in his father's business ; 
enlisted in May, 1915 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionarv Force in France and Flanders from June, 1916; was woiuided at 
Beauciimp, Arras, 24 April, 1917, and died at No. 6 General Hospital. Rouen. 
2 May following. Buried in St. Severs" Cemetery, Rouen ; unm. 




Harry Townsend Andrt;\%. 





Allan Young Annand. 



James F. M. Angus. 



ANGUS, NORMAN JOHN, 2nd Lieut.. 4th (Territorial) Battn. The Gordon 
Highlanders, x. of the late John J. Angus, by his wife, Anne (Mill of Wartic), dan. 
of Jamrs Low. of Mill of Wartle ; b. Aberdeen, 20 March. 1895: educ. Public 
School, and liordou's College, Aberdeen; was in the employ of Messrs 
Shirras. Laing A Co.. Schoolhill : joined the 4th Battn. Gordons in Nov. 1914 
served with the ICxjieditionary Force in France and Flanders ; took part in the- 
Battles of Loos and High Wood; was afterwards sent home in order to train 
as an othcer : obtained his commission 19 Dec. 1916 : returned to France id 
June ; look part in the autumn olfeiisive of 1917; was wounded at Frezenberg 
22 Aug., and died in hospital at I.e Touquet 18 Sept. 1917. Buried in the 
Military Cemetery. Etajjles. His Chaplain wrote : " I have never seen anyone 
more brave, ami he was a great favourite witli all who came in contact with 
him." rntii. 

ANNAND, ALLAN YOUNG, 2nd Lieut., 1st Battn. (71st Foot) The High- 
laud Light Infantrv. yst. s. of Robert Cumming Annand, of Harton Ixa, South 
Shields. Managing Director of the Northern Press & Engineering Company. Ltd.: 
and brother to Lieut.-Commamler W. M- 

Annand [see Vol. L, p. 8] ; b. South Shields. 

CO. J>urham. 27 Nov. 1890 ; educ. South Shields 
High School, and Merchiston Ca.stle. Edinburgh ; 
served his articles as a Solicitor with Messrs. 
Hannay it Hannay, South Shields, passing hi- 
first examination of the Incorporated Law 
Society, and the final examination with 
Honours in June, 1913, after which he was 
appoint^^d to a post in the office of the Official 
Trustee : joined the Artists' Rifles in .Aug, 
1914, after the outbreak of war ; served wiOi 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from the following Dec. to June. 1915. when 
he was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Highland iJght 
Infantry ; served with the Indian Expeditionary 
Force from Dec. ; was wounded at Es Sinn 
10 March. 1916 ; rejoined his regiment in 
April, after which he was acting Captain for 
I'ight months, and was killed in action at Kut 
on the night of 10-11 Jan. 1917. while Icidinu' 
his men in a bombing attack. His Compan> 
Commander wrote : " If anyone deserves praise it was 2nd Lieut. Annand, who 
not only led his men with great gallantry, but kept a firm grip of them in a rather 
ditticult situation. He had been with the battalion longer than most of us and 
was very much liked by us all. His hearty laugh and good-tempered cheerfulness 
will be very much missed, as will also be, especially at this time, his experience 
and sound common .sense," and his Captain : " The regiment has lost a loyal 
and brave officer, we his brothers officer a splendid comrade, and the world a 
very gallant gentleman." A brother officers also wrote : " For many months 
past I have been in constant friendship with your boy, and can truly say he 
was beloved by us all. officers and men alike^ How greatly we deplore and 
grieve his death I find it too difficult to tell you, but it is a consolation to know 
how bravely and noblj- he met his death, at the head of his men, leading them 
forward on a bombing affray. T know he would have wished no finer death." 
ANNAND, FRANK, L.-Corpl., No. 11595, 1st Canterbury Infantry, New 
Zealand Expeditionary Force, yst. s. of George Annand, of The Cedars, Aucliin- 
blac, by his wife. Christian, dau. of William Castel. of Hay Farm, Cniden, Farmer : 
b. Upper Mossend. Cruden. 31 July, 1886; educ. Hatton Public School; was 
for a time employed with the ICdinburgh City Police; went to New Zealand 
in 1911. and settled at Tycho. Timaru. as a Farmer: volunteered for Imperial 
S.-rvir-c, and joined the Canterbury Infantry in Jan. 1916 : came over with the 
I2th Reinforcements iu June; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from July, and died in tlie 4th General Hospital, Danne-s, Camiers, 
22 Oct. UH7. from wounds received in action on the 12th; unm. 
ANNANDALE, CHARLES JAMES, liombardier. No. 2/65, New Zealand 
Field Artillery, New Zealand Expeditionary 
Force, s. of Arthur Buniett Annandale, of 
Forest Hill, Stonehaven, Bank Agent, by hiis 
wife, Martha, dau. of the late James Napier, 
of Mill of Allardice; b. Stonehaven, 11 Sept. 
1885 ; educ. Fetteresso Public School : Mackie 
Academy, Stonehaven, and Gordon's College. 
Aberdeen ; went to New Zealand in 1903, and 
settled in Awanui, to learn farming, but later 
gave this up and contracted for road making. 
bush felling, etc ,: volunteered for Imperial 
Service, and joined the New Zealand Field 
.\rtillery on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 : 
left for Egypt soon after: served with the 
.'Vlediterranean Expeditionary Force at Galli- 
poli from April, 1915, where he was twice 
-lightly wounded ; returned to Eg\ pt after 
the evacuation in Jan. 1916 ; proceeded to 
l-'rancc in April, and was killed in action at 
Montauban 16 Sept. following. Buried there. 
Sergt. Turner wrote: "He was a white man. 
clean in mind and body, and a staunch friend 
whom you could rely upon under all circumstances. I'do not think he under- 
stood the meaning of the word danger, and no matter what was doing, he would 
work his gun as coolly and correctly as on a drill parade." Unm. 
ANNE, CRATHORNE EDWARD ISHAM CHARLTON, Major. Royal 
FI\ ing Corps, 3rd and yst. *. of Major Ernest 
l.and)ert Swinburne Anne (ret.', of Burghwallis 
Hull, Doncaster, by his wife, Edith. 4tb dau. of 
Sir Thomas George Augustus Parkyns, ';th Bart." 
b. Blenkinsopp Castle. Northumberland, 2 Dec 
l>i92 : educ. by a private tutor, and subsequently 
studied art and architecture in Paris; was 
given a commission in the 6th King's Own 
Yorkshire Light Infantry early in Sept. 1914 : 
transferred to the R.F.C. in the late autumn, 
and trained at Netheravon as a pilot ; flew 
to France in the following spring, where he did 
valuable reconnaissance work over the enemy's 
lines for many weeks, \mtil an accident, owing 
to engine failure, necessitated an operation to 
his nose, and he returned to England. After 
a short time he assumed post of Instructor 
in flying, and later, at Oxford, rose to be Chief 
Instructor of Military Aeronautics, being men- 
tioned in Despatches for his excellent work 
there. For over 'six months he had practicjUly 
sole charge of the technical branch of the 
school at Oxford, and had the honoiurof showing H.M.King George, to whom 
he was pnscnted, over his part of the work. As a reward for the excellency 




Charles James Annandale. 




Crathorne E. I. C. Anne. 



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of hh work. Ill' was appoinUti Cliul Instnu-tor ol .MiSitarv A<roiiautirs to n 
!^chool ill ICjiyiit, and was on his way to takt' up his po^t, on H.M. Transport 
Arcadian, wht-n she was sunk by a torpf<lo in the Ai't^cun Sea. J-'roin the 
laomcnt tlic sliip was struck Major Anne's only thought was lor the men under 
liis chnr};e. tliinl;inji notliinfi ot liis own safety, and. aecordini; to eye-witnesses, 
his fearle-is devotion to duty resulted in the saving; of many livc-s. He went down 
with tile sliip. and was a second time mentioned in Desjiatt-hes for liis ijallant 
and distinguished service. His late Comnmndant, Col. C. Saunders, U.S.O., 
wrote: •' He was such an excellent instrni-tor. and I always had such ahsohite 
eonfich-nee in him at the school at Oxford, that his loss is very j;reat to the 
K.F.C . and his loss to Ids friinds — lie had no enenues -will be felt most si ncerely. 
He was such a splendid oriianizer and absohitely reliable, and he never allowed 
auytliintf to interfere with liis work - a mosi uallant man." .\nd a distinuMiished 
General : " I expected him to rise to yreat liiiyhts. for he had brilliant and 
oxceptional capabilities." He m. at St. iM;u>''s t'hureli, (-'adoyan I'laec. London. 
S.^V., f; July. lUlO. Anni'- Charlotte ICllen. only dau. of the late John Alexander 
Miller, ol Kdinbnr^'h : s.j>. 

ANNESLEY, JAMES FERGUSON ST. JOHN, Capt., Royal Army Medical 
Corps, 2iul .N-. of the late Uev. (!iinon James Blair Annesley. Canon of Clojjher 
Cathedral and itector of Drumkeeran, near Kesli. eo, l-'iTinana'^h. by his witV', 
Kliza, (hui. of James l''eri:uson : h. .Malone. iielfa^t, 24 .June, ISO-t ; edue. 
Anna^jh Uoval School: was a Dis[)ensarv Doctor, obtaining his M.I)., li.O.. 
M.Ch. at the Hoyal University. Ireland: was -^azettid Lieut K.A.M.C. 17 Jan. 
1010, and promoted Capt. in Jan. I'JIT: served on a hospital ship from Jnlv. 
1910, and was accidentally killed 10 May. 1017, while on duty at tin- 'riirtfofd 
Aerodrome, co. Norfolk. Buried in the lOnston Cemetery, co. Suffolk. He m. 
at AVhiteehnreh. Hathfarnham. eo. JJuhiin. 4 Jan. 1808, (Jeraldine Clara, dau. 
of the late l{c\ . Canon .larnrs Anderson Carr. J^L.D.. Canon of Christ Chnr<-h 
Cathedral. Hubljn. and had four eliildren : James, b. :j Dee. 10():J ; Lawson, 
f>. 18 Feb. IOIm; ; Dur;.':iville. h. 18 Nov. 1898, and Gcraldine Dorothy, b. 24 Dee. 
1901. 

ANSELL, CHARLES PERCY, Private. No. 203179. 4th (Territorial) Battn. 
The JJuke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Militia), .v. of the late George Ansell, 
Cab Proprietor, by his wife, v\niii<' iClizabeth. dau. of John Jackson : b. lirifihton. 
8 Jan. 188') : edue. Circus Str'-et I'ubtie School : was l-'oreman in the eni|iIoy 
of V. Jlarnard. Blind Maker, of j;riL;hton ; enlisted .') Jan. 1017 : served with the 
Expeditionary Force in l*'ranee and l'lan<lcr-^. and died at New Zealand Stationary 
Hospital. Hazebrouck. 29 July, 1017. of wounds received in action. liiuicd 
there. His Chajilain wrote: "It is with the deepest sympathy that 1 write 
to you of the death of your gallant husband. 1 buried him to-da\' in the cemetery 
at Uazehrouek. where his t^rave. is marked with u cross with his name and regi- 
ment on it. Von have our deepest sympathy in your threat loss." He m. at 
Brighton, 10 June, lOO.'i. Klizabeth Kmilv, dau. of (leorge liedgrave, and had 
live ehiliiren ; Herbert Victor, b. 17 Oct. 1008 ; Stanley AiiiiustiLs, b. 23 Dec . 
1911 : (;iailvs. /;. 211 A|.ril. lOOll : Kate Eva, h. 13 Nov. 1914. and Irene Alicia, 
h. Hi Jan. 1917. 

ANSELL, GEORGE FREDERICK, Private. No. 1358. 22nd (Servier-) Battn. 
The Koyal I''usiliers (City of London Uegt.). only s. of tlu^ late Itobert (leorgo 
Ansell, by his wife, Ann, dau. of Charles Butcher, of (Juildford ; b. I'lilbonnigh. 
<> May. 1895 ; edue. at Partridge Green : eidisted 9 Feb. 1915 ; served witli the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 1 Aug. 
1916, Jinried outside the village of Montauban ; unm. 

ANSON, WILFRID GORDON, Private, No. 265915, Uth (Sirvi^e) Battn. The 
Gloueestersliire K.Lit.. rhhsi ,,. uf the Kov. Har.'Oin:t Suft An^oa, of I'he Gables, 
The Close. S.disbnrv. Cl.'rk in Koly Order-;, by Jii^ wife, EJith, dan. of Edward 
Thomas Busk: h. i.itlleover Vieirage, J).Tby, 14 Sept. 1800: edue. EasMield 
House, J)itchiie„'. ami llu- Tei-hnical Colleg.', Brighton: was employed at the 
Bristol Aeroplane Works ; enlist -d 3 Oct. 1014 ; serv.id with th? Expedition iry 
Force in l-'ram-e and ILinders from April, 1915, and was killed in action at 
Houtlinlst Wood 22 Oi-t. 1017. Col. Walker Nott, D.S.O.. wrote: " Vonr son 
was in my company when we came out two yeari a'.ro, and so I kui'W him pretty 
well. He was an extremely plucky boy, an:t his spirit was always willing, thougli 
Ids flesh was weak. I used to ad'uire him very much for the grit which he 
showed by sticking it out even on the wor^t ni'irch. and also for his absence of 
fear under tire," and Capt. Coates, in ;i left r dati-d 22 Ai>ril, l!tl5 : " Voiir boy 
has already i)roved hims'lf a r..Ml goid la 1. pin k)' and i sp e i li i wor^ -r." I'lnii . 
ANSTEY, ALFRED RICHARD JOHN, I'ri 
vate. Xo. 1987. B.Jl.L.I.. H.N.I)., ilde^t .s. of 
Allied Austey, of 65, Hiiili Street. I'pper Weston. 
Bath, by his wife, Sarah, dan, ot Itichard Cum per. 
of Chepstow: b. Ujiper Weston aforesaid. 13 
July, 1898: edue. C.K. School then-: enlisted 
23 Feb. 1917: served with the Expeditionary 
I'orce in France and I'landers from 10 July, anil 
was killed in action at Passchendaclc 26 Oct. 
1017 ; mtui. 

ARBUTHNOTT, JOHN, Lieut.. 2nd Battn. 
<lren;tdier (Inards. .v. f)i the late Hugh Corsar 
Arlintlinott. <'.E., by his wife. Marianne, dan. 
ot the late Archibald (iibson ; /*. Eiisotn. 20 
June. 1804 : ednc. CluutiThouse : erilistid in 
the Artists* Itifles 4 April. 1915 ; was gazetted 
2nd Lieut. 10 Jan. 1910; promoted Lieut, ten 
days later ; ser\cti with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Manders, ;md died 10 
Sept. 1010, of wounds nrceived in action during 
the Battle of the Somme. Jiuried at Bronfay 
i'';trm. Bra> -snr-Sonnne ; mnn. 
ARCHDALE, CHARLES WILLIAM, Capt., 
71li (.Service) Battn. The Norfolk Uegt,, only 
~iirv. .V. of Major diaries Arehdale. of Coltishall, 
eo. Norfolk, late Sliroi)shire Liglit Infantry 
(M.'ith), by his wife. Emilia Jane, dau. of Sir 
William Bagge. Bart.; b. Coltishall, Norwich, 
IS Aug. 1878: edue. Suffolk Park School, 
t rrinier. and at Hailcvburv : .served in the 
Si.uth African AVar, 1800 1902. a.s a Tn.oper 
in the Impirial Yeomanry (Queen's .Meiia I 
with three clasps): joined the Public Sehoolv" 
O.T.C. in Aug. 1014; received commission as 
2nd Lieut, in Nov. 1014; was promoted Lieut. 
:\I:ireli. 1915. and Temp. Capt. the following 
A]tril ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from April. 1017. and 
was killed in action at Camlirai 20 Nov. fol- 
lowing. Buried on tlie Canibrai Boad. east of 
Gommelien. His Colonel wrote : ** He was 
doing splendid work at the time, and his 
nt training he had giytm them, did even more 
As his old Corn- 




John Arbuthnott. 




ARCHDALE, 



manding Otilcer. who gave liim his commission, 1 feel his di'.-ith very deeply. 
Jiesides being pojiular with his brother otUcers. he was much lo\ed by hi.s 
men." One of his subalterns also wrote: "He will always be ///// Captain 
All I ever learnt in the Army was from him, and we all jolly well looked 
up to him. . . . He was every inch a soldier, and died just as he would 
liave wished. His boys will grow up proud in that memory." and another : 
*■ His death was a tremendous blow to the regiment, as hi' was top-hole fellow ; 
always as cool as a cucumber, nothing could upset him." He 711. at Biggleswade. 
CO. Bedford, ICvelyn Frances, dan. ol the late !•;, (ilynn Taddy, and had five sons. 
GEORGE MERVYN, 2nd Lieut., 1st Battn. (40th Foot) 
I'rincess Charlotte of Wales's (Koyal Bcrk- 
sliiri' Kegt.). only a-, of Audley Mervyn Arch- 
dale, of 3. Cranbrook Koad. Wiiiibkdon. S.W.. 
by his wife. .Mary Scott, dau. of the late (icorge 
I'.lpliinstone : /*. J^ondon, 14 Aug. 1800; edue. 
Belvedere. Ilovi'. and Brighton College, where 
he was a member of the O.T.C. and ent<'rcd 
at Cains College, Cambridge, in 1015. with a 
vii-w to taking up the nu'dical jirofe-sHion ; 
was gazetted 2nd iJeut. Jtoyal Berkshire Kegl . 
alKHit July. 1015 : served with the E.vpedi- 
tionary Forci- in l-'ranci- from Dee. 1916, and 
died at No. 1 Canadian Casualty (Hearing 
Station 30 Ajiril. 1017, from wounds received 
in action at the Battle of .\rra.s the previous 
day. Buried in the Military Cemetery at 
Auhigny. The Head Master of his schoo 
wrote : " Kvi-ryom- lure simply IommI the bo> . 
He was so unscllish and so thou'.ilitful o( 
others, and so full of the joy oi li\ing. Just 
a stainless gentleman of whom aii.\ father or 
mother would be so [jroud- lb' li\ed a clean, 
■senior otlicers : " During the few months I had 
dear to me. I loved his keenness and intense 
wrote of : " Your boy's splendid courage and 




George Mervyn Arehdale. 

wholesome life," ami one of his 
known him lie had beconu; ver>' 
zest of aetion." His Clia]ilain 



of the love which his eonirade 



and his men felt for him." Cnm. 
-Major. 2Jid Battn. (Uth Foot) The 



ARCHER J()H\ WILLIAM, 



ARCHER, HARRY. D.S.O., .Mnjor. 2Jid Battn. (Uth Foot) The Devonshire 
Kegl.. N. of llii- l;ite Harry Archer, of Alfoxton Park. Holford. Bridgwater; 
b. 1 Sept. 18,9; was ua7,etted Lieut. 13 Jan. 1015 : [)ronioted Capt. May, 1010. 
and Major .\ng. 1017: served with the K.vpeditionarv Force in France from 
12 May. 1915. and was killed in aetion at I'asschendju-ll- 25 Nov. 1917. Buried 
nt Musselmarkt. Major Archer was awarded the D.S.O. j L(Uidon Gazette. 
20 Se]it. 1917). for eonspieuons gallantry, and was twice nn'ntionid in Despjitches 
1 Lonilon Gazettes. 22 May. 1917. and 18 Dec. 1017] by F.M. Sir Domilas Haig. 
for gallant and distinguished service in the tleld. He w. at Tiverton, co. Devon, 
27 July. 1904. Mary, dan. of ( — ) Birmingham, and had three dans. : Valentine 
.Marv. b. 25 .\ug. 1000; Nancv Brice. b. 28 June. 1009. and Diana Smecd, b. 24 
Aug'. 1911. 

L.-CorpL. oth (Service) Battn. The Norfolk 
Kegt,. 2iid s. of Johnathan Archer, of Station 
Koiid. Stiettishatn. bv his wife, So|)hia. dau. 
of H. Cornwall; />. " Kiiigste.id. eo. Norfolk, 
21 Jan. 1870: eiine. then'; was emiiloved on 
the Suuth|K»rt Postal Statf : enlistid :50 Nov. 
IH'.iii ; served in India and Soiitli Africa; 
was discharged 2 March. 1914. having served 
tor 20 years and 110 days'; iveeived the Long 
."service and (iood ConduVl .M<dals ; re-enliste<l 
24 Jtuie. I'.HO : .served with the i:xiieditionary 
J''orce in France, and was killed in action 2 Oct, 
1017. Jiuried in the Maroe British Cemetery, 
two miles north-west of Lens. His Captain 
wrote: "He died doing his duty without a 
thought for liimself. like the true soldier he 
was ; he had bei'u in in\ eotn|iaii>' for several 
months, and had always performed his duties 
to c\(ryone"s i-ritire satisfaction ; his loss is 
deeply felt by lii> platoon <i1hcer. his brother 
N.C.O.'s, his men and ni>setf, and I ma>' add 
it would lpe impossil.lc tti lind a soldier with a 
finer conception <if dut\. and who lined up to 
hei'rtul, and was well liked hv his men. and was 
It Norwich, 23 .March, 1914. Eilitli Maude (2. 




John William Archer. 



Charles William Arehdale. 

company, owing to the excell 

than was expected of them," and Ids old Commanding Officer 



that standanl ; he was alwa>s 
very liapjpv with them," lb- 
Norman Koad. Niw Catton. Norwich), dau. of Charles A. Styles. B.O,. It.N. ; s.p. 

ARDEN, HUMPHREY WARWICK, 2nd Lieut.. Heavy Jiattery, Koyal 
(iurrison Artitler>'. ,v, of the Ke\. William Henry Percival Anh-n, Vicar of White- 
parish, Salislinr> json of C P. Arden, of Longeroft Hall, co. Stalford]. by his 
wife, Emil>' Biatriee. dan. of the Be\ . Josiah Beatson Lowe, DA).. f<eetor ot 
Y'oxall. CO. Stalford, and grandcjau. of Major Benjamin .^dams, of the 17th 
Lancers ; b. British Cohimljia. 13 May, 1892 ; edue. Lynam's Preparatory' School. 
Oxford; Kadle\- College, where he was a prefect and a Sergt, in the O.T.C. 
and (Queens' College. Cambridge, where he graduated with Second Class Honours ; 
suhsequentiv intended to take Hol\' Orders, but (ihtained a connnission 23 July. 
1915. He hel|n-d to train the 150tli {Oxfordshire) H<-avy Battery, going out 
to France with thi-m as Observing Olticer 11 June. 1910: was wounded at 
Messines .lune. 1917. wiiile restoring tele|>honic eomnitinieation under lieavj 
fire, and died the same da>- at the Casualty Clearing Station in Bailleul. Buried 
there. His Commanding Ollicu-r wrote; '* His battery joined my group on 
24 May for this last battle, hut I had several opportunities i-\ Ii;ii iiiie,' his worth, 
and had selected him to go forward on the morning of 7 .lune with the attacking 
infantry. ... 1 ha^■e recommended that he shoidd be mentioned in l>espatches 
for attending to a wounded man under fin- on 2 June, and for going acro.ss at 
the time lie was wounded under heavy fire to restore the lelephone comnumica- 
tions. He was an admirable, brave, yoimg man, a valnalili- ollicer." and another 
officer: " His loss is our greatest <^alanuty. . . . He had the eoutldence. esteem 
rc-spect and devotion of every otiiccr and num in the hatter.\." He was a 
pronunent oarsman : while at Kadley he stroked the First JCiglit twice at Henley, 
also rowed twice in the ^ni^l■rsity 'I'rial hitghts. and stroked his College boat to 
victory in tin W\ told Cnii at Henley in 1912: num. 

ARGO, ALEXANDER WHYTE, Private. No. 303234, 1 /2nd Highland Field 
Ambulance, Koyal Army Medical Corps (T.F.). s. of the late James Argo. by his 
wife, Mary (Hillhead, Kintore). dau. of John Henderson: b. Kintore. 20 April, 
1890; edue. Hiulur tirade Kintore School: was an ap|jreiitic-e Enu'ineer with 
Harpers. Ltd. Aberdeen ; enlisted 15 Nov. 1914: served with the Expeditionary 
l-'orcc in France aTid l-landers, and was killed in action east of \'pres 1 Aul'. 1917. 
Bxiried in "The W'llows." near Essex Farm. Vpres. His Commanding Olhcer 
wrote : •■ 1 ver> nineh regret that this bearer was killed wliile e;irrying a wounded 
man, but I should like \ou to convey to his relation-, hou iimmIi I admired his 
courage and deterniination. Hi- continue<i to carr\' slrefeliers through verj- 
heavy shell fire until he was killed. His personal example b.id a most inspiring 
effect on all the other bearers." Cum. 



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John Basil Artnitage. 

K ;mi.I par 



ARMITAGE, JOHN BASIL, Capt., r4h CI'iTritorial) nattii. (Kiirl of Chrstrr's) 

Tlir Chcsliiiv K.'-l.. ridrsi, .s. i.i WillilUll Amilt- 

ai^r. i.t Airriru-liaMi. Cr-ttnii .Mnvliaiit. hv his wife, 
Maru'ant iVtiv. dan. uf .loliii Mills ; h. Altriuc- 
haiii, CO. ChestLT. 28 May, 187f> ; cdiic. Sed- 
\'rv^\i School; was an Architect and House 
I uriiislier ; subsequently entered the office of 
his uncle, Mr. Faulkner Artnitage. as a pupil 
in Architecture and JJeslgning, and afterwards 
lucame a partner in the firm : was gazetted 
Lieut. 1 March, liH5 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary l-'orce in France and Flanders from 
10 Oct. 1916. and was killed in action at 
Monchy-sur-i*reux 17 May. 1017. Buried at 
<;illay-Ies-Mottlaim's. His Commanding Officer 
wrote : " I cannot express to you how much 
we all deplore his loss, as your husband liad 
endeared himself to all who canu^ in contact 
with liint. He was a thoroughly brave, con- 
scientious and gallant officer and gentleman, 
and he is a great loss to the battalion — a loss 
we cannot replace these days," and another 
officer : " I can assure you we are terribly cut 
rlv ill tliis company, at his loss. He made such a splendid 
roni]iaiiy eoniiiiaiider, never sparing himself in the slightest when hard work 
iHi his part could smooth some difficulty for us." He in. at Ilowdon Downs, 
M I\lay, liU):;. Kathleen, dan. of William O'Hanlon. and had three children: 
Kobert r'aiilkner, h. 7 April. 1906 : Nancy Kathleen, b. 30 Mav, 1904, and Anne 
Kydi r. h. \:', Jan. 1911. 

ARMITAGE, JOSEPH, Sapper, No. 14618:3, 11. E., 2nd s. of William Armitage, 
of The Coi-pirr Cnttime. Poyntou, near Stockport, (iannkci'iier to Lord Vernon, 
by his will , Annh .i;ui. of Thomas Kennett ; ft. INiynton aloresaid. 4 Nov. 1893 ; 
edue. royriioii (liuirli School ; was a Joiner; enUsted 7 Keb. 1916; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ;iiid Flanders from 20 July following, and 
died in No. 2 Canadian Cleariim Station 1 Oct. 1917, from wounds received in 
action, iluried in the Military < Vmctcry at Lyssenthoek ; loim. 

ARMSTRONG. JOHN GRAHAM, Private, No. 241890. 6th (Territorial) 
Battii. Tin- Highland Light Infantry, only .«. of James Armstrong, of 272, North 
Woodside itoad, tilasgow, by his wife, Jeanie, daxi. of John (Jiahara ; l>. Girvan, 
CO. .\yr. 27 June, 1888; educ. Hamilton Crescent Higher Grade School; was a 
Master Wright; enlisted 21 Jime, 1916; served with the E.viieditionary Force 
in France from Aug. 1917, and died at No. 3 (.'asualty C'leuriug Station 8 Dec. 
following, from wounds received in action at Bullecourt on the 3rd. Buried in 
tlie Military Cemetery at Grevillers, one and a quarter miles west of Bapaunie ; 
num. 

ARMSTRONG, LOUIS, Private, No. G/7014, 19th (Service) Battn. (2nd 
J'ublie Schools) The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Kegt.). .v. of the late Thomas 
Armstrong, Foreman Cutter, by his wife. I'isther (4i>, Windsor Road. Hebden 
Kridgi), dau. of Jonathan Schofield ; b. HcbdiTi l'.ridgi\ 22 Sept. 1889; educ. 
Hoard Schools there ; prior to the war was engaged iu WItnlesale Clothing Works 
at Helxien Itridge. and on one occasion by his [iresince ot mind was enabled to 
save the lile of a girl worker ; enlisted in the lloyal I'lisiliers 2 May, 1915 ; went 
to France 14 Nov. 1915; was returning with his battalion from the trenches, 
.i-fter they had suffered many casualties from a German bombardment, and while 
.ittending to an officer taken ill, was killed in action by the explosion of a 
shell 2 .Ian. 1016. Buried in the English portion of Betlnme Cemetery. Three 
of his brotheis are also serving ; imm. 

ARMSTRONG, WILFRED, Private, No. 22352, Machine- Gun Section. 15th 
(Service) Battn. The i)urham Light Infantr\'. 4th and eldest surv. s. of William 
Armstrong, of 1, Weardale Street. Wheatiey Hill, Mason, by his wife. Elizabeth, 
i'ldest dan. of James AUi-n ; (>. Wlieatley Hill. co. Durham, 15 Feb. 1895 ; educ. 
Connt\" Council Boys" School there ; was cmjiloyed as a Wagon-wa\ man in 
Wheatiey Hill Coal Mine ; enlisted 1 Dee. 1914 ; served with the Exj.rditiunary 
Force in France and Flanders from 11 Sept. 1915 ; took part in thr Rattle of 
Loos, and was killed in action at Armentieres 26 Jan. 1916. Buried at Cite Hon 
Jean, His Captain wrote : " He was such a bright and cheery lad, and his lo.^s 
is greatly felt )i\ all the machine-gun section." and a comrade : " He was admired 
by all in the corii|ian> . and especially by those of his own platoon and niacliine- 
gun section ; as a machine gunner he was unequalled." Unjn. 

ARMSTRONG. WILLIAM MAURICE, M.C., Capt.. 10th (Prince of Wales's 
Own Knyal) Hussars, only s. of JIarcus Bcresford Armstrong. Capt.. D.L., J. P.. of 
MoraliHi-. eo. 'I'lifpcrary ; Challpool, to. Sligo, and Clodagh, Folkestone, co. 
Kent, by liis wife. Rosalie Corneliii. dau. of the late Maurice Ceely Maude, of 
J^cnaghan, eo. Fermanagh, and cousin to the late Lieut.-General Sir F. Stanlev 
Maude, K.C.H.. C.M.G., D.S.O. ; b, Chaflpool aforesaid, 20 Aug. 1889; educ. at 
Stoke House, Slough ; Eton, and the Royal 
Military College, Sandlun'st ; was gazetted 
2nd Lieut. 23 Feb. 1910; promoted Lieut. 
1 Feb. 1914, and Capt. 7 May, 1917 ; served 
with his regiment in India and South .\frica ; 
was in England on leave on the outbreak of 
war, and left for France in Aug. 1914, with the 
original Expeditionary F'orce, being attached 
to the Staff of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade ; after 
serving in France and Flanders, was sent to 
Gallipoli in June, 191. '», where he served as 
Stalf Captain, with the famous 29th Division, 
taking part in the evacuation of both Suvia 
and Helles: was sent to Egypt; returned to 
France in March, 1916, and was serving as 
Brigade Major, and had just been recommended 
for the D.S.O. when he was killed in action on 
23 May, 1917, while on duty in a front-line 
trench near Arras. Buried in F'ambourg 
(F Amiens Cemetery. Arras. Capt. Armstrong 
was awarded the Military Cross [London 
Gazette, 2 Feb. 1916], and was four times 
mentioned in Despatches [London Gazettes, 9 Dec. 1914; 28 Jan. 1916; 13 
July, 1916, and 15 May, 1017], for gallant and distinguished service in tlie field. 
He was a kecTi sportsman and very successful in his big-game shooting exjicdi- 
tions ; had won maii\ races and liorsr-inui|iing compel it inii>, ; was a prumising 
polo player, and bad hunted witli most of the lOnglish and Irish packs. The 
General Comuiaiiding the Ca\a!ry Cori>s wrote ; " As an old leiitli Hussar, too, 
I can ti'll ynu how very distressed the whole regiment will be, and what a loss 
he will be t(p them, lie bad done so awfully well during this war, anrl showed 
such great promise for the future, that he is a great loss, not onl\' to his regiment 
and the <a\ah-y. but to the whole Army. I do not know ot anyone of his age 
who had a more promising future before him, as not only did In- love bis profession, 
and show most of the qualities needed for him to shine in it. but lie had such a 
charming personality that ail he came in contact with loved hini. and were able 




WilHam M. Armstrong. 



to show their best work when working with Iiim or under liim." General ■ -■ - 
wrote : "... He was so absolutely fearless, he was bound to be Int sooner 
or later, but 1 had always hoped it would be to be wounded only. ... I cannot 
help sending you enclosed, it is so very typical, and no better tribnti" could be 
paid to a man. You see tlie boy is referred to as " Dear old I'.it ' ; that he 
always will be to all the 29th Division, who knew and ajjprcL-iatcd him so well ; 
he will never be forgotten." The enclosed letter stated : "' Dear General, — 
You will have been terribly grieved by the news of dear old Pat's death. I 
know how jiroud you were of him. He was so far above the crowd of us, it 
seems so hard to lose him. Hope things go well with you and your division. . . .'* 
Another (ieneral also wrote : " I had met him hunting in tlic Meym-ll country, 
but I had never realized his sterling worth until 1 found him licre as my Brigade 
Major ; he has been my right-hand man . . . believe me, lie is a real loss, not 
only to you, hut to the ,A,rmy, He was the best and bravest lad that ever lived." 
A Colonel on the Statf wrote : '" I was convinced that he had a great future ahead 
of him, for the moment he took on a job he always saw it througli. Of his 
gallantr.\- otlicrs have- doubtless told you. Init what 1 admired most in him was 
liis unsfltisbiLcss and kindness : he never said an unkind word of anybody, and 
that, in the stress and worry of a canii)aign, is not an easy thing. 1 saw " Pat ' 
last on the afternoon of the 22nd, the day before he was killed, and I was awfully 
struck then at the manner in which his presence brightened the sordid dug-out 
of Brigade Hinuhpiarters." The Chaplain wrote ; " 1 have just returned ifrom 
your son's funeral, where a unique gathering of senior officers testilied to what 

wc- ail feel." General wrote : " He is indeed a loss to us all. as hr- was one 

of the most lovable char.uters I have ever met, unselfish, always clieery under 
the most trying eir'iiMi-^taiicc^, and the bravest, of the brave. .\11 the lime he 
was with me in (J.-illipnli hr bilped me enormously to get through tliat trying 
time with his invarialjle eiieerfulne.ss and good Imniour ; besides tliat. liis energy 
was Jistonishing ; no day or work was ever too long or too hard for him ; the 

Service has lost one of its very best " General wrote : " .\s my .\.D.C'. 

said tlii- aftirnrion. * Pat is the best man we have in the Division ' : I think 
that c\|iii --r-, till- feeling tlu-oughout ; there is a gloom over the whole division 
to-nii-'til <'\i 1 rlii-. bereavement. I have seen him grow from boy to man. and 
a man who gained the resi)eet of the other men who came in contact with him." 

General wrote : " He was one of those gallant, unscltisli people who had 

little chance of living through this war. Anyone who ha.-- had anytliing to do 
with them classities them at once, and wonders they have lasted so long : there 
are not many of tliem left now, so they are valued all the mon-. This is not 
idle talk, it miglit have hcli)ed you a little if you had seen the people rotuid our 
dinner-table when we got the news ; he has never been in this brigade, but no 
one would have guessed it. . . . His action in risking his life the previous night 

to try and find tlie liody of a friend was typical of him." Major ■ wrote : 

*■ I don't suppose there ever was a more popular, keener soldier and sjiortsman 
than Pat . . . but tlicre it is, you have lost one of the very best, and his loss to 
the Brigade and Division is enormous." An N.C.O. wrote: "We are all just 
deep down in the dumps ; liow much we all miss him I dare not say : other good 
fellows are gone and we mourn their loss, but with Pat it was so ditfereut. At 
present we all just tbiiik but dare not speak. . . , We 'must try and keep his 
memor>- green b> cnd<;i\(mring to follow his noble, unselfish life." 

ARNELL, ALBERTiCOLIN, Sergt., 7th (Service) Battn. The Boyal Sussex 
Hegt., .s'. of lbiir\' .\racll. ot the George Inn, Kartham, near Chichester; and 
brother to Corjil. Altn-d Arnell ('/.''-) ; b. Himston. co. Sussex. 5 Oct. 1890 : educ. 
there ; enlisted 29 Sept. 1914 ; ser\ed with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Khimlers, and was killid in action 2,5 July. 1917 : iinm. 

ARNELL, ALFRED, Corpl., No. 9036. 1st 
I'.attn. (39th Foot) The Dorsetshire Kegt., k. 
ot Henry Arnell. ot' the Georue Inn, Ivirtliam, 
mar Chiehester. FarnnT. b\- bi-^ wife. lOlleu. dau. 
ot James King : and brother to Sergt. .\. c. .\rnen 
; '/.(■.) ; b. Hunston. near Chichester. 1 June. 1894; 
edne. Donnington School, near Chichester: en- 
n^t'-d 12 Nov. 1912: served with the Expe- 
ditionary Force in France and Flanders; was 
reported missing after the First Battle of Ypres 
13 Oct. 1914. and is now olfieially a.ssumed to 
baAc been killed on or about that date ; nam. 

ARNETT, ARTHUR EDWARD, Private. 
No. 22275. Gth (Territorial) Battn. The Prince 
of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Kegt.). onlj; 
,■;. of Fred Arnett. Station Master. L. A Y. 
Railway. Low Moor, near Bradford, by his 
wife. Annie, dau. of Henrv Cockell ; h. Wake- 
fic-Id. CO. York. 3 July. 1896: educ. Sanda 
Elementary School, and Leeds Central High 
S(!hool ; was employed as a Junior Clerk in 
the Wakefield Goods Department of the I^an- 
: joined the York and Lancaster Kegt. 17 Keb. 
1916; served with tlie Kxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 28 
June, being subsc(|iieutly tiansternd to the West Yorkshire liegt. : was wounded 
near the Somme about 11 Sept., after which he was in liosiiita! in France for five 
weeks and then sent to l'>ngland ■. returned to France 18 March. li*17. and was 
killed in action at Gheluvelt 28 Sept. following. Buried tliere ; "um. 




Alfred ArnelL 

cashire and Yorkshin^ Kailway 



ARNOLD, B., Private, 
tionarv Force in France 



No. 7307, The Cheshire Regt. ; 
killed in action 13 Nov. 1914. 



served with the Expedi- 



ARNOLD, E., Private. No. 8482. 1st Battn, The South Statfordshire Kegt.; 
ser\cd witli thr I'^xpeditionarv Force in France: killed in action 22 Oct. 
1914. 

ARNOLD, HUGO CHOLMONDELEY, 2nd Lieut.. 4tli (Territorial) Battn. 
The Bulfs (Fast Kent Kegt.). eldest .s". of the Kev. Henry Abel Arnold. Kector of 
Wolsingham. l)y his wife. Mary Lyle. dau. of Hugh Lyle Smyth, ot Barrowmorc. 
Chester. J. P., D.F. ; b. Itarrow Kectory, co. Chester, 15 .\ng. 1897 : educ. The 
Leas. Hoylake. and Haileybury College ; had intended to take Ordei-s in the 
Church of l-iugland ; olitained a commission 23 Nov. 191(!: served with the 
l']\peditinnar\ Folic In l-'rance and F'landers. and died of wounds 12 Jum-. 1917. 
at thi' .MililaVy Hos|iital, Caniiers. Buried in tlie Military Cemetery, Ftaplcs. 
His Connnandiiig Olticer wrote : " Shortly after he joined the battalion. I picked 
him out as being tlie niost mn-rirul iou>. worker, and took him as my Intelligence 
Otheer. He was of the '..rn.iirsi ;i-'.ivi;nice to me duriim what 1 su|tpose will 
be known as the Battle oi .\1. .-v^iiu --, and his imtiring energy snrjirised nu' on 
more tlian one occasion. On two occasions I literally had to order him to take 
some rest. His end was most unfortunate. . . . This was a great shock to nu- . 
He was so bright and cbeerfnl. and it was never too nmch trouble for him to do 
an\lliiuii. In fact, lie seemed to take a jileasure in doing things for other people. 
If there was anything doing, he was always one of the first to vohmteer. We all 
miss him very much," and bis Major : "He was one of the best otlicers we have 
ever had in the battalion, tremendously keen and very thorough in all he did. 
and worked very hard whenever we were in action. . . . Vt'v are all very sorrj' 
to have lost him. He had a very high sense of duty, and lived right up to it 
at all times. Men like him are difficult to replace." ' Cnm. 



10 



The Roll of Honour 




Colin A. Arrol. 




ARROL. COLIN A.. J'ii\..U, .N... ::-". iiin i - i m. . 1 Battn. The Rovai 
Fusiliers (City of London lUttt.). only ». of 
\Viilt<T Arrol, of 5. I'ark C'ri-scent, Worthing, 
ro. Sussex, late Major, (ilassow Hishlanders, 
I'V his wife, licatriec. dan. of Benjamin Bat«^- 
riiaii. of Claphjim ]*ark. eo. JSurn-y ; />. co, 
lnnih;irton. .'i Dee. 188.'> ; cdnc. at l^rehfleld 
><hf»ol. fleli-nsburgh, hy a i>rivate tutor, and 
.it Ni-wea-stle-on-'lyne Collrne ; was for iM'V(;ral 
\ i;irs a TrooiHT in tin- Yionianry : enlisted in 
111.- riiiM-rsity and Pnhhr- School!* Ilattn. in 
>-j.r. Iiil4 : aitiTwards traustfrred to till- Koyal 
l-nsilitrs ; scrvid with the Kxpeditionary Force 
ill Franr<- and Flanders ; took part in the 
ojH-rations at 1.4? Flantin. Givenehy, Cambrin- 
Kiilly, (Irenez. Aix Noulette, Viniy Kidge, 
■^ouehez. Tn nes Wood. I)elville Wood, 3Iari- 
ronrt and on the Soninie. and was killed in 
aetion 25 July, IDlfi. Buried in a shell-hole, 
where hi- fell. His Captain wrote : " Your 
son wa.s extremely popular with the other men, 
and his loss is felt kr<>iilv hv all of us. He 
was one of those who came forward freely, and did not wait to hv f.tched," 
and his Serut. ; " I am sure your great loss is shared by us. He was always 
such a larce-hearted fellow, and we all appreciated him." He was awarded 
the Gold .Medal from the National .Service League, for work performed in 
connection with Lord Kobert^' s<henie for National Service ; num. 
ARTHUR, DAVID, M.C., Capt., Jndian Medical Service, s. of the lat.e (Jeorgc 
Arthur, of Airdrie. Architect and ex-I'rovost. bv his wife. Margaret Catherine 
(i. St. Stephen"^ A\enue^ Wes* Kalins:. W.). dan. of the late .Maurice Fitzgerald, 
of Ounmore : h. Airdrie. 21 May, IftM.i ; educ. 
Airdrie Acadi-nty. and iJlas^ow Fnlversity, 
where he graduated li.Sc. in 190.7 and M.B., 
ell. I',., in MHi7 ; obtained a commission in tlie 

1 ndian .Medical Service in 1909 ; went to 
India in 1910. and was attached to the 8th 
Kajputs ; in 1914 proceeded to the Persian Gulf 
witli the First Indian Kx|M'ditionary Koree ; 
t»X)k part- in the landing at Mohanu-rah. and 
was temporarily attached to the Norfolk Kegt., 
:ind. later, took l)art in the liattle of Kurna, 
when he was mentioned in Itespatehes t»y 
Lieut.-General Sir A. A. Barrett. K.C.B., 
Iv.C.V.O. (Gazette of India. 2<i June. 191.^J, " for 
' onspicuons bravery in attending wounded 

\ hen exposed to heavy tire and throuiihout 
lie action. ■' l,ater, l»* was attached to the 
7fh Hajputs, and tixik part in the ojKTations 
at Karun River and the Battle of Ahwaz : 
was sent with General Townshend's expedition 
I' I : . I ni up tin; Tigris, being present at the Battles 

of Kut-el-Amara and Ct^s^iphon, where he was 
woundcil. I)ut remained on duty : went through the Siegir of Kut ; was taken 
prisoner of war. and conveyed to Asia .Minor, where he was jint in medical charge 
of prisoners working on a section of the Bagtiad Railwav ; while tending the sick 
prisoners working on a section of the Bagdad Kailwav : while tending the sick 
he contracted blood-poisoning, and died at Kntilli, Asiatic Turkev, :il .Inlv. 1917. 
Buried thvn--. Major C. H. Barber wrote : ** The Service has lost a fine officer 
and a gemrous sotiI, and some of us a valued friend. He was a man with a 
great heart, and will be badiv missed,'* and a fellow-prisoner: "He died trving 
to save others. He was dearly loved by all." He was awarded the Military CVoss 
1 London Gazette, vj Oct. HUtJj. for good s<Tvice in the field : unm. 
ARTHUR. GEORGE McLEOD, Private. No. 290.512 7th (Territorial) Battn. 
Tin; Gordon Highlanders, only g. of Thomas Arthur, of 1. St. 3Iary's Place, 
Cnlt/r. by his wife. Jessie, dan. of the late George Mclx-od, Mill Worker; b. 
Cnlter, 18 June. 1894: educ. Craigton Higher Grade School: enlisUtd 10 Aug. 
1914; served with the Kxiieditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was 
killed in action 5 Sept. 1917. Buried in Poperinghe Cemetery; nmn. 

ARTHUR, JAMES ANDREW, Private, 
No. ;i8244. 10, lltb (Service) liattn. The 
Highland Light Infantry. *. of John Miller 
Artliiir, of :,7. Comely iiank Road, Kdinhnrgh, 
h\ lii^ wit -. .P.-ainiette, dau. of the late James 
Miirr;i>, ni Ldinburgh : ft. Liverpool, 14 Jan. 
1894 ; ednc. George Heriot's School, Edin- 
burgh, where he to<ik a scholarship annually : 
was emjtloyed by the Norwich Union Fire 
Insurance Sm-jety. Edinburgh; enlisted 6 Jan, 
191(j ; served with the Exi«!ditionary Force 
in Franw and Flanders, and was killed in action 
iit Monchy 'Z-i April. 1917. Buried in Windmill 
iiritisb Cemet4Ty, south-west of Monchy-le- 
I'reijz : iinm. 

.\RTHUR. JOHN CLARK. L.-Corpl., No. 
:;.^)Kr>, 1st Hattn. (7.^th l-wit) The (iordon High- 
landers, eldi-st X. of John Arthur, of 68:J, King 
Street. Aberdeen, Blacksmith, by his wife, 
^larL'aret. dau. of John Clark: ft. Aberdeen. 

2 1 Jan. 1888; educ. Dr. Bell's School. Old 
Vbenleen, and Central School, Aberdeen ; 

was a IirK>k-kee[>"r anri Cashier ; joined the 
Gordon Highlanders 11 Feb. 1915; served with 
the Kxpeditionary Fone in France and Flanders 
irom 1 Aug. 1910. and was killed in action in 
front of Serre 4 Jan. 1917. Buried south of 
Hcbuterne and north of Albert ; tinm. 
ARTHURS, J., Private, No. 11758. The High- 
land Light infantry ; served with the Kxpcdi- 
■ ionary For«; in France ; killed in action 7 
Nov. 1914. 

\SH, WILLIAM JOSEPH, Privat*-. No. 
1^1177. 2nd Battn. (107th Fcot) The Royal 
-ns-ex Kegt., eldest a. of Joseph Hichard Ash, 
' liief stoker. Stores Staff. Prince of Wales' Pier, 
I lover, t)y liis wife. Mary Jane. dau. of the 
l;ite William Saunder-, of Tillington, co. 
Sussex ; //. Portsmouth. 7 Oct. 1897 : educ. 
l)ra\ ton Koad School there : was apprenticed as 
John Clark .\rihur. ;»n Kn<zineer ; enlisted 2:{ Feb. 1917 ; !Wfr\'cd with 

the ICviteditionary Fora; in France and Flanders 
from 2> May, 1917, and was killed in action at Nieuftort 10 July following ; unm. 




.lames Andrew Arthur. 




ASHFORD, ISAAC DOBSON, 2nd Lieut.. 0th (Kerwrve) Itattn. 1 he RItle 
Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), only k. of Tom Ashford, of .Moulton Marsh. 
Spalding, eo. Lincoln, Farmer, by his wife, Lizzie, dau. of (— ) Strong, of Jtarton : 
b. Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford, 9 April, 1890; educ. Guild Street Higher 
Grade School there: was a Clerk; enlisted in Sept. 1914; ser\ed with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from April. 1915; returned home 
in Jan. 1917. and after a period of training at Bisley and Clipstone. w.is gazett^'d 
2nd Lieut, in the Machine Gun Corj^s ; went back to France, and took an active 
part in the operations at Dixmude : from there he was ^ent out with the Firs-t 
Expeditionary Force to Italy, and died tln-ri- 2(1 Jan. lOH, from wounds received 
during an air raid. Buried at Altivole. Italy. A distinct honour wa.s paid 
Lieut. Ashford, when he was chosen with another comrade from the Machine Gun 
Corfw to iiiHtrmt Italian officers. He m. at Burton-on-Trent, 12 July, 1917. 
Edith (11. Kims Knad. Burton-on-Trent), dau. of J. T. .\bbott. 
ASHFORD, SIDNEY HERBERT, Private. No. 24154fi. 1 (ith (Territorial) 
Battn. The Koyal Warw iekshire Kegt., 2nd *. of William Ashford. of 259. Bloonos- 
biiry Stn-et, Nechells. Birininu'bani. by his wife, Emma Eliza, dau, of the late 
William Nash, of Egham. ro. Surrey; b. Shepherd's Bush, fx)ndon. W., IC Jan. 
1880 ; educ. North Street Board School, Plaistow, London, E. ; wa.s a Chair 
Frame Maker ; joined the Koyal Warwickshire Kegt.l March. I9ir, ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the ffillowing June, and 
was aecidentiilly killed 6 Aug. 1917. while taking part in the iighting on the 
Somme. His Commanding Olficcr wTote : " It occurred in the very early hours 
of the morning, while he was cleaning his rifle. As no one wa.s present at the 
time, it is next to impossible to say how the accident occurred. He was alwa>s 
a most reliable soldier, did Ids work well, and was absohitely fearless in thi 
line." Unm. 

ASHFORD. W., Private, No. 5702. 1st Battn. The Wiltshire R^gt. ; served with 
the Kx|ieditionary Force in France; killed in action 11 I>t;c. 1914. 
ASHMAN, LIONEL ALFRED, Trooper. No. 1107:J5, Duke of Ijincaster'.^ 
Own Yeomanry (T.F.), only siirv. s. of Alfred Ashman, of 13, Darley Road. 
Whalley Range. .Mancht-ster, Merchant, by )iis wife. Agnes, dau. of Charles 
(and Helen) Rimmer, of Studley. co. Warwick ; h. Cak-iitta. India, 5 June, 1897 ; 
educ. St. Bede's College, Manchester, and Xaverian College, Bruges ; was study- 
ing for the Civil Service when war broke out ; joined th'- iJuke of I^ncaster*s 
Yeomanry :J ,\ng. 1915; trained at the Curragh ; took part in the Dublin 
Rebellion in Ai)ri!. 1916; 8er\ed with the Egyptian Ex[M-ditionary Force in 
I*'f?>'pt and Palestine from 1 June following, and died at Wadi EI Hesi 8 Nov. 
1917, from wounds received in action the previous day. liuried at I>ier Senied. 
six miles north of (iaza. Capt. Bates wrote : " Your son is a particular loss 
to me : always cheerful and always working— foul or fair wi-ather, it made no 
difference to him."" rnm. 

ASHTON, FRANK, Coy. Sergt.-Major, No. C/476, ICth (Serviw) Battn. The 
King's Royal Rifle Corfw. :trd «. of John Ashton, 
of 2. New Stn-et. WombweM. near Barnsley, co. 
York, Colliery Deputy, hy his wife. Lucy, dau. 
of William Jackson, Contractor ; b. Wombwell 
aforesaid. Ifi Aug. 1895; educ. Public Board 
Schools then- ; was a Miner ; enlisted 21 Sept. 
1914. after the outbreak of war: .served with 
the ExiH'ditionary Force in France and Flander* 
from IG Nov. 191.5 : was twic*- wounded, and 
died at No. 20 Casualty Clearing .station 29 
May, 1917, from wounds received in action on 
the 20th. Buried in the Military Cemetery 
at Boisieaux-au-Mont. . His Commanding 
Officer WTOte : " On 20 May Ite did not actually 
go over the top with us. and no one regretted 
more than hr- that his duty kept him at the 
advanced dressing station. On the way up to 
the line he was in splendid spirits as ever. 
and kept the rnei: singing and cheerful, remain- 
ing with us and helping to get the men int*^> 
Frank Ashton. position imtil we acttially moved forward to 

the assault. I have known him for a long 
time, and followed his promotion with L'reat interest; although lie had not l>een 
Coy. Sergt.-Major ver>- long, nobody could have found a triier or more reliable 
man — always [lopular, a sph-ndid example of a soldier in action, and a man to 
be proud of and emulate. He was as enthusiastic in sport as in the execution 
of his duties, and his place will Iw difficult to fill in the history of the company 
and battalion." Unm. 

ASHTON. J. T., Private. Xo. 10565, 1st Battn. The Middlesex Kegt. ; served 
with the Exiieditionan.' Force in France ; killed in action 24 Oct. 1914. 
ASHTON, JOSEPH GEORGE RIPLEY, L.-CorpL, No. G/996. 22nd (Service 
Battn. The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.), 2nd «. of Joseph Ashton, 
Seaman, by his wife. Alice Mar\" Ann. dau. of Benjamin James Young ; b. London, 
20 Sept. 1891; educ. Silvertown ; enlisted 25 Sept. 1914; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France, and was shot hy a Gennan machine-gun bullet, 
whilst mounting a step in the trenches, Feb." 1916. Jturied in the cemet«r\' 
at Givenchy. near Bethune. His Colonel uTOte : " He was a splendid fellow," 
and the Captain of his company : "Everything that was given him to do wa^ 
done patiently and well. His steady and good influence has borne much fruit 
amongst is." He m. at Horsham," 13 Fel). 1915. Florence Wilhelmina (50, 
.Morgati Street. Canning Town. E.). dau. of Thoma* Dovev, and had a dan., 
Marjorie, h. 2tJ Ft-h. 1916. 

ASHTON. WALTER CHARLES, Private, 
No. 41o:JO, 2:Jrd (Service) Battn. The iJuke of 
Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regt.) : b. 
Au-r. 1882: educ. Crouch End Board School. 
I-ondon, N. : was a Bricklayer ; enlisted 
in Feb. 1915 ; served with the Ex|M-ditionary 
Force in F'rancc and Flanders until wounded 
in, April, 1917; proceeded to Italy in Nov. 
and died there 23 j>ec. 1917. from wounds 
received in action. Buried at Istrana. Italy. 
He ;». at Edmonton. 21 lJ«c. 1915. Sara (64. 
Gordon Road. Hornsey Vale. London, N.), 
dau. of William Jann-s Kirtland : «.p. 
ASKEW, WILLIAM, Private. >,-o. 5487. 20th 
Battn. The London Regt. (T. (■'.), s. of Alfred 
Rigby Askew, of 12. .\lexandra Avenue. 
Alexandra Road, Handsworth. Birmingham, 
by Ids wife. Elizabeth, dau. of Wi'liam Bozzard, 
of Pershore ; b. Pcrshore. co. Worct'ster, 11 
March. 1899; educ. National Schools there. 
Walter Charles Ashton. and was subsequently employed as a Junior 
Clerk with the British Insulated A- Helsby 
Cables Company, Birmingham : enlLsted in the R..\.M.C. in April. 1915 ; trans- 
ferred to the London Regt, in .May. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Forw 
in France and Flanders from July, and was killed in a<!tion at Ecoivres. near 
Arras, 15 Aug. following ; unm. 





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11 




William Frederick Astill. 



ASTILL, WILLIAM FREDERICK, Privat.-. 
Xo. iJon:;. 1,4th (T-nitorial) Battn. The Kins's 
OwT) ( Ho>al LancastiT Key^t.). -s-. ol' William 
Jaitics Astill, of 132, Hindpool Road, Barrow- 
in-Furiuss, DrilliT and Holicutti-r. by his wife. 
l-:!izab<'tli Jane, dan. ol" Sanuu-l Walling : b. 
llurrow-in-Furno.<s. co. Lancaster, 18 July. 
1895: cdnr. St. James's School there; was a 
steelwork Furnace Man ; joinc-d the Lancaster 
Territorials in March. 1911: volunteered lor 
loreign service on the outbreak of war in Aug 
!!)14: served with the Kxpeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from 5 Slay, 1915 ; 
was three times wounded, and died at the 
l>t Canadian Hosjntal. Ktaples. 27 Oct. 1917. 
ironi wounds received in action. Buried at 
Kfaplrs ; iniw. 

ASTON, Hm Sergt.. Xo. 1777, 9th Lancers; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; 
died of wounds 25 Xov. 1914. 

ATHERTON, F., Private. Xo. 7551 : 2nd Battn. The Yorksliire Regt. ; served 
witli the i:x|i((iitionary Force in France : killed in action 25 Oct.-2 Xov. 191-1. 

ATKIN, ALBERT FRANK FOWLER, L.-Corpl.. Xo. 25. 2nd Battn. (70th 
Foot) The East Surrey Regt., 4th s. of the late Joshua Atkin, Official in the 
Metropolitan Gas Works, by his wife. Minnie, dau. of Joshua Fountain ; b. 10 
Jan. 1884 ; enlisted 4 Sept. 1914, having previously served in tlie Militia, and 
also in the last year of the South African War (Queen's Midal) ; went to SaJonica 
and died in Xo. 1 Xew Zealand Stationary Hospital 22 Jan. 1916. of diabetes, 
after 24 lionrs' illness. Buried in the Anglo-French .Military Cemetery at 
Salonica [Grave Xo. 63]. He m. at St. Paul's, Kennington. Edith (31, Marsland 
Road. Manor Place. Walworth, S,E.),dau. of the late Charles (and Eliza) Preston, 
and had four children: Albert, b. 27 Oct. IWfi : Frank, b. 10 June. 1914 (rf. 
March. 191(1) ; Florence Edna. b. 5 Dec. 1909, and Violet, b. 1 June, 1913. 

ATKINSON, P., L.-Corpl.. Xo. 7505. The Yorkshire Regt.; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in Franco : killed in action 25 Oct.-2 Xov. 1914. 

ATKINSON, MILES LINZEE. 2nd Lieut.. " E " Battn. The Tank Corps, 
jf. of Miles Hu2h Clu-istopher Akinson, of 24. Kenilworth Road. Leamington, 
M.]>., by his wife. Annie Hall. dau. of T. Chase, Indian Civil Service ; b. Kenil- 
worth. t-o. Warwick, July 1888 : educ. South Eastern College. Ramsgate,; Fettes 
CJollege. Edinburgh, and Emmanuel College. Cambridge, wliere he took his B.A. 
degree in 1910; entered St. Thomas's Hosi»ital. London, and had nearly com- 
plet'fd his training. On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the 1st Section, 7th 
Battery, Motor Machine Gun Corps ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders ; was invalided home sutfering from blood-poisoning: 
obtained a commission in the Tank Corps ; returned to France in June, 1917, 
and was killed in the action before Cambrai 20 Xov. following. His Command- 
ing Officer wrote : " Your son was one of several gallant young officers who laid 
down their lives in a real soldierly way in the recent battle ; they have gained 
great renown and brought credit on their unit by their action. 1 shall miss 
your son ; he was the best type of a sporting British officer, and his loss to the 
batUilion is a great one," and another officer : " He was killed instantaneously 
by a shell, whilst standing outside his tank after he had reached the objective 
we were attacking. He behaved most gallantly throughout the action, and his 
untimely death is a great loss to us all." Another also wrote : " I feel that as 

1 was a very great friend of your son's while in France, I might take the liberty 
of saying what a really fine chap he was. Always cheerful and always ready to 
help anyone in trouble both with sympathy and real aid. I wa.s very fond of 
him, and in a slighter degree than your own. I admit. I feel deeply grieved to hear 
nf his death. But I can say with all confidence that he died as a man should, 
amongst his men. cheering them to the last. His name will be amongst those 
who have made the supreme sacrifice for their fellow-men." and anoth'^r : " I 
was his Section Commander, and went over in his tank. We started rom our 
lines at 5.45 a.m. of the 20th. For the first two or three hours I was standing 
behind your son, watching him navigate liis tank : during tlie latter part of the 
action I was working the left-hand gun. We had broken through the Hinden- 
burg system, when your son changed ]ilaces with th'* driver, as we were then in 
a position from which only the greatest skill and determination would extricate 

us. We then advanced to the attack of Village : we reached the village, 

and came under the fire of a (Ternian field battery at point-blank range. Your 
son continued to fight his tank until we were put out of action : he consulted 
with me, and we decided to evacuate the tank. .Tust as he got out a shell Inirst 
almost on top of him. Although at the time we were under hostile machine-gun 
fire, I tliink it was this shell that killed Iiim. I hope you will treat the name of 
the village as confidential. I chose your son's tank to go over in, havinu the 
greatest faith in him. and knowing that- while he lived notliing would stop him. 
Although I had only known him a short time, we were great friends, and I must 
send you my sincerest sympathy in your great loss." He was a keen athlete ; 
played full back for his University again.st Oxford in 1908 and 1909, and also 
played for Surrey, the United Hospitals and St. Thomas's Hospital ; unm. 

ATKINSON, NORMAN, Gimner, Xo. 44824, 104th Brigade, Royal Field 
Artillery, 2nd «. of Alfred Atkinson, of 2, Parliament Street, Harrogate. Chemist. 
by his wife, Ruth. dau. of Henry Robinson Boddy ; b. Harrogate. 1 Oct. 1897 ; 
educ. Harrogate Council School ; was learning to be a Farmer ; enlisted in Xov. 
1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was 
killed in action 1 Sept. 1917 ; nnm. 

ATTEWELL, FREDERICK DAVID, Sergt.. Xo. 4005. 2nd Battn. (7th Foot) 
The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.). 3rd *-. of William Attewell, Ordnance 
Foreman in Fort George. Guernsey, - Army l*ensioner, by his wife. Ann Ryder, 
<iau. of Simon Walk : 6. Alderney, Channel islands. 4 June, 1879 ■ educ. Garrison 
School there ; enlisted 15 Jan. 1894 ; served in the South African War 1899- 
1902 ; took part in the operations in the Transvaal : the Uelief of Ladysmith ; 
operations in Orange Free State : operations on Tiigela Heiiihts. and those in 
Cape Colony (Queen's Medal with five clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps) ; 
was appointed I^rum-Major of the 1st Battn. in 1905 : obtain-d his diseliarge in 
1912 ; re-enlisted on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914, iniuing the 8th (Service) 
Battn. of his old regiment ; served with the Expeditioiuiry F'orce in France and 
l-'lauders from 31 May, 1915 ; was wounded at the Hohenzollern Redoubt 

2 March. 1916, and- invalided home: returned to France 3 .\ug. following, 
attached to the 2nd Battn., and was killed in action 28 Feb. 1917. Buried 
between Saillisel and Sailly-Saillisel. The Chaplain wrote: "He died nobly 
as a brave man doing his duty. He is a great loss to the regiment. The Com- 
manding Officer asks me to convey to yon his deepest s>injiathy. The Colonel 
says your husband has well maintained tlie high traditidu set by the family of 
Attewell in this battalion." He was awarded tlie Lone Service and Good Conduct 
Medal. He m. at South Tidworth. 3 June, 1908, Elizabeth Violet (21. Exeter 
Street. Tavistock, co. Devon), eldest dau. of Henry Albert Sleeinan, Instructor 
at Parkhnrst Prison, Tsle of Wight, for 27 vears. and had two daiis. : Eleanor 
Vida, b. 21 July. 1911, and Annie Edith b. 26 Nov. 1913. 




ATTHILL, L., Private, Xo. 10161, 2nd Battn. The Yorkshire K«i,'r. ; >.r\.-.i 
with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action •!:> Oct. -2 Xov. 1914. 
AUBREY. WILLIAM GEORGE, I'rivat*'. 
Xo. 1301, 1st Battn. The We!sh Guards. 4tli 
X. of John Aubrey, of Xew Lodge. )*ontyl>erem . 
bv Ms wife, Marv. dau. of Richard Watkin^ 
b'. Burry Port. 16 Dec. 1893 : ednc. at Llanelly 
Int^'rmediate School, and the College School 
Lampeter, co. Cardigan : was a Hrenian . 
■ niployed at the X'ew I>ynant Collier}' : en- 
listed in the Welsh Regt. soon after war was 
deelared, but he afterwards traasfcrred to the 
Welsh Guards on its formation : served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders; fought "through the JSattle of Loo- 
and the Battle of the Sonmie. and dii-d at 
SaiMy-.Saillisel 10 Dec. 1916. as^a result of shell 
shock Buried thereat Bronfray Farm: >imt<. 
AUDSLEY, JOSEPH CAMERON, Private-. 
Xo. 30632, 10th (Service) Battn. Tlie RoyaF 
Scots FiLsiliers. attd. 2nd Labour t'ov. Sea- 
forth Highlanders (Ross-shire Butfs. The l>uke. 
William George Aubrey. of Albany's), eldest s. of the late Francis 
Cameron Audsley, Reporter and Compositor 
with the •■ Border Advertiser," " Invergordon Times'* and "The Scotsman," 
by his wife. Henrietta (5, Grove Street, Edinburgh), dau. of the late G«-orge 
Dewsnap, of Galashiels; b. Gala,shiels, 14 Oct. 1877; educ. Edinburgh Public 
School ; was a Gardener ; enlisted in Sept. 1916, having been previously several 
times rejected owing to ill-health : served with the Expeditionary Force in Franct- 
and Flanders from March, 1917, and died at Xo. 47 Casualty Clearing Station 
15 Oct. following, from wounds received in action. Buried in Dozingheni 
British C'emetery, north-west of Y'pres ; unm. 

AUSTIN, A., Private, Xo. 8267, 1st Battn. The Royal We^t Surrey Regt.: 
served with the Exi)editionary Force in France; killed in action 23 Oct. 1!»14. 

AUSTIN, D. T., Gunner, Xo. 74210, Royal Field Artillery ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Xov. 1914. 

AUSTIN, ERIC MANNINGTON, Rifleman and Signaller. Xo. 24/339, 2nd 

P.attn. 3rd Xew Zealand Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool 's Own), Xew Zcalnad 
Expeditionary Force, elder *-. ofthe late- William Alabaster Austin, Drajjer. by 
his wife. Charlotte (Ardingly, near Haywards Heath, co. Sussex), dau. of .Albert 
Sayers, of Ardingly ; and brother to Private F. E. Austin (?-'•.) ; b. Hastings, co. 
Sussex. 20 June. 1893 ; educ. Russell Hill School. Purley. and on leaving there. 
studied for three years with a firm of General Xurserymen, after which he was 
for one year with Messrs. Barrs, Bulb Growers, then for 18 months with 3lr. 
Thomas Ware, of Feltham : went to Xew Zealand in July, 1913. and settled at 
Puhiatua, Wellington, being employed at Horton's Xurseries ; volunteered foi 
Imperial Service, and joined the New Zealand Forces 28 May. 1915; left for 
Egypt in Oct. ; joined the Western Field Force there 21 Xov'. following : pro- 
ceeded to Ismailia 17 Jan. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in Fran^-'e 
and Flanders from the following April, and was killed in action while advancing 
at Flers. 15 Sept. 1916. Buried near where he fell ; iinm. 

AUSTIN, FRANK ERNEST, Private, Xo. 235223, 2 7th riVrritorial) Battn. 
The Worcestershire Regt., yr. .v. of the late WiMiani Alabasfr Austin. Draper, 
by his wife, Charlotte (Ardingly, near Haywards H-'atli, eo. Sussex . dau. of 
Albert Sayers, of Ardingly; and brother to Rifleman fc:. M. Austin (■/.'■-): b. 
Brockley. London, S.E., 8 Oct. 1895 ; educ. Rassell HiU School, Purley, ami 
on leaving tliere was employed with a firm of Land Agents and Surveyors, being 
stationed at the head otfice for about five years, when, ids health not being good. 
he was appointed by his firm Resident Sub-Agent on Lieut.-Col. J. lunes' Roffey 
Park Estate, and later acted in a similar capacity, but with more personal 
responsibility, on the Su.ssex Estate. Parham Park. Pulborough : volunteered 
for the R.E. in May, 1915, but was rejected as medically unfit ; attested under 
the Derby scheme, and, after being again twice rejected, was finally passed 
for garrison duty at home ; was called up in Sept. 1916. when he was put into 
the 2,6th (Cyclists) Suflolk Regt.. and stationed on the East Coast, being passeil 
as an Al num in March, 1917 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from June, then being drafted into the Worcestersliire Regt., and 
acted as stretcher-bearer to the battalion, and died 28 Aug. following, from 
wounds received in action near Ypres, while bringing in the wounded under 
heavy bombardment. Buried near Ypres ; unm. 

AUSTIN, HAROLD LUNN FE"RRIER, 2nd Lieut., 12th (Service), attd. 9th 
(Service). Battn. The Worcestershire Regt., only .s. of Major Walter Fetrier 
Austin, of Headquarters, Hamilton. R.G.A. (Militia), Army Tutor for over 30 
years at Storrington, co. Sussex, by his wife. Agnes Janet, dau. of Dr. X'orth- 
cott. of Rochester House, J'^aling, LL.D. ; b. Kew. London. S.W.. 21 May. 1881 ; 
edue The Wick, Brighton, and Haileybury. and on leaving there passed for 
Sandhurst, but failed in tlie medical for eyesight ; subsequently enten-d tlie 
business firm of Messrs. Williamson, Balfour tt Co., Valparaiso, South America ; 
obtained a commission as 2ud Lieut. 12th Worcestersliire Regt. 2 Dec. 1914 : 
served with tlie Mt-diti-rranean Force at the Dardanelles from Sept 1915. being 
there attached to the 9th Battn., and was killed in action during the evacuation 
of Cape Helles 6 Jan. 1916. Buried in Gully Ra\ine. He m. at Concejirion. 
Cliile, South America, 7 Dec. 1910, Margaret Eve, now (1918) nursing in Malta 
dau. of William Llewellyn ; s.p. 

AUSTIN, W., Privat^^', Xo. 5730, 1st Battn. The Devonshire Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary F'orce in France ; died of wovmds 7 Dec. 1914. 

AVERAILL, R., Private. Xo. 4247, 3rd Battn. The Royal Inniskilling FusilieiN ; 
served with the Exjteditionary Force in France ; killed in action 7 Xov. 1914. 

AVERILL, A., Private, Xo. 9974. The Xorth Statfordslure Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force iu F'rance : killed in action 2 Xov. 1914. 
AVILA, L. F., Private, Xo. 2181, 9th Battn. The London Regt. (Queen Victoria's 
Rirtes); served with the Expeditionarv Force in France; killed in action 4 
Dec. 1914. 

AXFORD, F. H., Private, Xo. 8425. 2nd Battn. The Dorsetshire Regt. ; served 
with th<- i:\prditiunary Force in France ; killed in action 7 Xov. 1914. 
AYERS, PERCY DANIEL, Private. Xo. 204379. D Coy., 4th (Extra Reserve.) 
Battn. The liediimishire Regt.. .v. of the late Frederick Ayers. by Ids wife, Mary 
Ami (4, Priory Terrace, Xorthampton), dau. of the late George Mutton: b. 
Xorttiamptn!i.'l3 .\ug. 1888; edue. British School there ; was a Boot Operative ; 
enlist eti 8 Jan. !917 : served with the Expeditionary Force in France from April. 
and was killed in action at Passcliendaele 30 Oct. 1917 ; unm. 
AYRE, RODNEY, Private. Xo, 345842. 16th (Service) Battn. The Devonshire 
Ke^t.. s. ol John .Vyre, of Berry Cross, Langtrce. Torrington, eo. Devon, Shoe- 
maker, by his wife," Elizabeth, dau. of John Martin: b. Langtrec aforesaid. 13 
April. 1890; educ. there; enlisted 5 Xov. 1915: served with the Eiryptian 
Expeditionary Force in Egypt and Palestine from July 1916. and was killed 
in action near Jerusalem 3 Doc. 1917. Buried there; unm. 



12 



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George S. Babbington. 



AYRES, JAMES GEORGE. (Jimn.T. No. 4:1047. 40:;tnl Ilattery, fith lirigadf. 
ll.H.A.. X. ot Willijim Ayrt-i, ui (io, Sli;ik<'S|)i'!iro Roiul. Acton, London, W.. by 
his wUr. Klizjibi'th. (I:ni. iif (.'harlrs Uarvill ; h. Acton, '24 Oct. 1897 : cduc. Priory 
sdiool thi-n- : was a ('lu'ck<'r ; enlisted in Sept. liH,'> ; served with tlie Kxpcdi- 
'iouary I-'orce In I'Yance aiul I'landers from April, lOlR. and died at No. 55 
<'asualty Clearina Station -i l>ee. 11)17. from wounds received in action. Buried 
in the 'rinc(nirt Military Cemetery, four miles east of IVronne : num. 
.\YRTON, HARRY. Corpl.. No. 7(Hi538, :i:J[st Bri^ad^^ Koyal Field Artilk-ry, 
only *■-. of .lolm Ayrton. of Alstone Jtoad. Heaton 
Chapel, Stoc-kport, hv his wife, Ada, dau. of 
\VIIIinni Abbott : b. Manc-liestcr, IH July, 1808 : 
educ. Heaton Moor Collefje, Stockport, anci 
HeidcltxTf; Collcst-, (jlerinauy ; eiilistid in 
.luly. 1015 ; served \fith the Kxpeditionar>- 
Force in France and Flanders, and was killed 
in action at Nieiiporl Jiains Aujx. ll>17. 
Buried at Coxyde, Major E. A. Crossland 
wrote : " I have nothinjj; but praise for the 
way in which your son always did his duty : 
li(' was a most f^allant and cllicient soldier, and 
his brifjht and cheery disposition called forth 
till- admiration of everybody he came in contact 
with. The loss to the battery is irreparalile 
the only consolation l>ein<^ the fact that his 
death was instantaneous. We shall all mourn 
with you. and on behalf of the otlicers. N.C.O.'s 
and men 1 tender you our most sincere sym- 
pathy ill tlie great loss we have all sulfcrcd." 
Hari->' Ayrton, Fnm. 

BABBINGTON, GEORGE STEPHEN, Sergt.. Xo. 33181, 8th (Service) 
llattn. The Jtedfordshire llcgt., only s. of 

Harry BahhinKton. of St^^[sden. co. Bedford, 

by his wife. Harriett, dau. of Stephen Woods ; 
h. Stagsden, 15 Sept. 180(1 ; educ. there ; 
was a member of tlie Bedford County Con- 
stabulary: enlisted 1 Dec. 1015; served witli 
the Kxpeditionarv Force in l-'ranee and 
Manders from Dec. 1010. and died at No. 21 
Cjisnalty Clearing Station 20 Nov. 1017. from 
wounds reeeivi'd in action at Cambrai. liiu-ied 
in the Rociiuijiny Road British Cemetery. An 
nllieer wrote : *' Your son was a good sergeant 
and a bravt- man. He was well liked by all 
^mn^ I "'"' ^^''oni he came in contact, and iiis loss 

ij«|M^^^^^ is felt by e\er\one in the company. He was 

^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ I always i-liei-rful under trying eireumstances. 
^^^^■^ y ^fK^^^^^ especially at the end of a long arid trying day's 

^^^^^T ^ -^r ^T^^B a[id kept up tlie spirit.s the men 

^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^H wonderfully." and a KegtI. Sergt. -Major : " The 
^^^^^Bi^^WMr :^^M sjilendid qualities he displayed both in life 
and death as a soldier, to those who were 
tnrtunate enough to observe them, will ever 
remain irubHIiIy imprinted on tlieir memories, as an exemplitieation to be desired 
by any man. In liis liiV he was be|o\cd by his men. and admired by his officers. 
In deatii. or rather jast before he dii d. he displayed a fortitude under exceptional 
eireumstanci-s whicti might well lie the envy of * the bravest of the brave.' . . ." 
i'litn. 

BACHE, ALBERT HENRY» Rifleman. 1 12th Battn. (The Rangers) The 
London Regt. (T.F.). .v. of Robert Henry Richard liache. Bookbinder's (Gutter, 
by his wife. Clara ICmily. dau. of .lohn Sidey : b. Stoke Newington. London, N.. 
16 Dec. 1807 : educ. Belmont School, Tottenham, and was afterwards employeii 
in the <;.N. Railway Company's oHice at King's Cross; joined the Rangers 
27 July. 1915; served with the ICxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
irom 15 .\pril, 191G. and was killed in action on the Somme, between (Juillemont 
and Combles. 9 Sejit. following. Buried near (iuillemont ; tinm. 
BACKHOUSE, FREDERICK JOHN, MM.. D.C..M.. L.-CorpL, No. 14308. 
Sth (Service) Battn. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). ,v. of Frederick 
Albert Backhouse. Chautfeur. by his wife. Jessii.-. dau. of John Butler; b, Chat- 
ham, CO. Kent. 17 July, 1887 ; educ. Chatham. Bromley and Blackheath ; was 
a Mechanic; enlisted 7 Sept. 1014: served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders from 10 Jul>-, 1015 ; was wounded four tinies, and died at 
No. 20 iienerai Hospital. Camiers, 5 Nov. 1017. from wound^> received in action 
at Ypres. Buried at Etaples. He was awardi'd the M.M. for conspicuous 
gallantry during a raid on the enemy trenches 23 Jan. 1917, and the D.C.M. 
1 London (lazette, 7 June, 10171. for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to dutv. 
He Hi. at Hackney. K., 25 Dec. 1912. Crace (4, Lochaber Road. Lee, S.E."). 
dau. of William Robert Spinks, and had a son. Frederick William, 6. 5 Drc. 
1013. 

BACKHOUSE. JOHN WILLIAM, Capt.. 1st Buckinghamshire (Territorial) 
Battn. The Oxfordshire and Bui-kinghamshire Light Infantry, eldest \. of Henry 
Baekiiouse, of Yelland. McKinli-y Road. Bournemouth, late of the County of 
Durham, by Ids wife. Oeoririna .Mary. dau. of John Harrison Stanton : b. Barnard 
Castle, CO. Durham, 9 March. 188t> : educ. Aysgarth I*reparatory School, and 
Bedale's, Fetersfield ; held a position under the Duke of Buecleuch, and was 
afterwards Land Agent to the late Cajit. ti. F. Biggins, of the 'I'nrvey House 
listate. Bedford, and then to Major T. C. R. Higgins ; ajiplied for a commission 
after the outbreak of the Kuropean war. and was gazetti-d 2nd Lieut. Oxfordshire 
and Buckinghamshire l.iixht Infantry 1 Sept. 1914. being jiromoted Capt. 10 June, 
1915; served with the Fxpeditionary Force in I'Yance from March. 1015, and 
was killed in action at Hebuterne, Feb. lOlG. Buried in the Militjiry Cemetery 
there ; num. 

BAGGIN, R., Private. No. 8252. 1st Battn. Thi' South Wales Borderers ; ser\ed 
with the Kxpeditionarv Force in lYance ; killed in action 26 Sept. 1014. 
BAGGS, G., Private. Xo. 7555. 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Liulit 
Infantrv; served with the Kxpeditionarv Force in France: killed in action 
OSept. 1014. 

BAGGS, HAROLD FRANTt, Lieut.. 8th (Service) Battn. (Pioneers) The Welsh 
Regt., .v. of HiMirv Baggs. of Wideombe. Bath. Provision Merchant, bv his wife, 
Alice Mary. dau. r,f Robert Batt ; b. Bath, eo. Somerset. 10 Oct. 1802: educ. 
King Kdward's School there, and Bristol University. wIutc he passed the Inter- 
mediate B.Sc. in July. 1912, and was studying for B.Se. Honours when war 
broke out ; joined the Fniversity O.T.C. in tlie summer of 1913 ; ajiplied for a 
commission on the declaration of war: was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 10 Nov. 1014 : 
transferred to the Welsh Regt. the following Dec, and was promoted Lieut. Aug. 
1915; served with the Indian Kxpeditionary Force in Mesopotamia from .April. 
191G, and died in No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station. Imam, 28 Jan. 1017, from 
wounds received in action in the vicinity of Kut on the 25th. Lieut. -Col. R. B. 
Johnson wrote : ' He was one of four parties of one officer and 25 men of my 
regiment who had to take his men out during the assault and dig a communication 
trench to the enemy's first line ; and I consider it was due to his coolness and 




Albert Henry Bailcv- 




Dermot Harvey Bailey. 



pluck that the operation was carried out with such success, in spite of having 
to work under a heavy fire from the enemy. Whilst doing this be was struck in 
the leg. and whilst getting into the trencli he was hit again in the tiiigh. wliicii 
I fear caused his death. Unfortunately, I did not see him, but underst'and from 
those who did that he was most wonderfully brave and elie;-rful. although I fear 
at the time he nuist have been in great pjiin. I should like t(i have told him 
how well he had done. ;ts it might have been some comfort to him to know that 
his gallant work had In-en recognized and appreciated. I am sentling his name 
in for special mention." Unm. 

BAIGENT, S. S., Private, No. 7940, 1st Battn. The Royal Berk.-vliire Uegt. 
served with tlie ICxpeditionary Force in l-'rance ; killed in action 8 Oct. 1914. 

BAILEY, ALBERT HENRY, Private. No. 
17770, 12th (Service) Battn. The Koyal Su.s.scx 
Bi-gt., only s. of lleiir\ Bailey, of Croueham's 
I'arm. Kinllord. near Billiugshurst, co. Sussex. 
I>v his wifi-. Charlotte, dau. of Henrv Cheethuni ; 
/..' Portlleid. Chichester. June. 1805; educ. 
South Berated aTui Tillington ; was a Carpent^-r ; 
jniiird the 4th (Territorial) Battn. The Royal 
Sn>sr\ Uegt. 21 Sept. 1014; served with the- 
lixpi'ditionary Force in France and Flanders 
ironi 12 .Inly. 1010, when he was transferred 
to the 12th (Service) Battn. of the same regi- 
ment, and was killed in action on the Tower 
llanUets Ridge 20 Sept. 1917. Buried there; 
"iim. 

BAILEY, DERMOT HARVEY, 2nd Lieut.. 
I sth ( reiritorial) Ballti. The Roval Scots 
(Lothian Kegt.). :;nl and yst. .v. of Welle.sley 
Cosby Bailey, of 45. Lauder Road. Kdiniuirgh. 
Superintendent of the .Mission to Lepers, by 
his wife. .Mice Anne Hargreaves. davi. of the 
Lite Rev. Oeorge (irahauie. Chaplain. Uio de 
Jaiuini; h. Kdijiburgh, 5 Oct. 1884; educ. 
lieorge Watson's College there; went out to 
Ciylon as a Tea Planter in .\pril, 1000. and 
later to the Straits Settlenienls, where he was 
employed by the Straits Trading Company. 
Sinuapon-. On the outbreak of war he joined 
the Siniiaiiore Volunteer Cycle Corps, but at 
the end of 1014 returned to Kngland ; obtained 
a commission in Jan. 1015 : and. after training 
at Peebles, served with the Kxpeditiouary Force 
in I'ranee and Flanders from 8 July. 1015. 
He returned to laigland intending to transfer 
t(p tin- Uoyal Flying Corjis ; luit being an 
unsuitable candidate on account of bis weight 
and age, rejoined his reginu-nt 'I'.i April, 1917, 
and was killed in acti(Mi by a shell at Rcx'ux 
2;; May following. Buried in St. Nicholas 
l;riti-h Military Cemetery near Arras. His 
( aptaiii wrote ; " I had always the very 
iifiiiDst eonltdence in him as an otlieer, and 
the lulUst respect for him as a gentleman. 
He was a brave man and keen and energirtic 
in e\er>tliing in-rtaining to his work. 1 shall always cherish his memory as a 
true ami faithful soldier and staunch friend. He m. at KBinburgh. 3 June, 1915, 
Mar> . dau. of the late Henry t'ooper, of Kdinburgh. 

BAILEY, E., Private, No. (i85:i. 1st Battn. The Leicestershire Regt. ; served 
with the lixpeditiunary Force in France ; killed in action 25 Oct. 1914. 
BAILEY, F. W., Private, No. 7^89. 1st Battn. Thi- South Staifordshire Uegt.; 
served with th<- lOxpeditionary Force in France : died of womids 2 Nov. 1014. 
BAILEY, FRANCIS JOHN, Private. No. 21240. 2nd Battn. (107lh Foot) 
The Royal Sus-^e\ Kegt.. .s. of Francis John Bailey, ot 102, Ka^t Street. Kpsom. 
eo, Surrev. Shoemaker. h\ his wife. Sarah, dau. of Janu-s Nicholls ; b. Kpsom, 
20 Aug. 1887; educ. Bovs' School there; was employed as a Tram Driver by 
the Croydon Corporation; enlisted 2:J Feb. 1917 : served with the Kxpeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from 21 Mav. and was killed in action 22 Nov. 
following bv a shell, while goiuL' into tin- tn-nches at Poeh-appelle. Buried 
south-east 6f Poebappelie. His Conunanding OlUeer wrote: " We all miss so 
fine a soldier, as he was alwavs so eheerfu! under the nwst trying conditions." 
He m. at Cobham. Christina Daisy, dau. of the late William -Kdward Sawyer, and 
had a dau.. Meu'an Cwen Daisy, b. 1 Sept. 1916. 

BAILEY, FREDERICK MAURICE. Warrant Telegraphist. R.N.R.. s. of 
Herbert I'.ailev. ut Cros-^ (Ineii House. Normanton. by his jvife. Klizabeth. dau. 
of John Loekwood Fryer, of Halton. Leeds; b. Normanton. co. York. 30 Oct. 
18iK) : educ. Normanton (irammar School, where he passed all the Oxford 
examinations, and the Lomhui Matriculation, and was the Silver Medallist for 
1908 of the Normanton Crammar School ; subsetiuently studied wireless at the 
CoUegi- of Teleizraj.hv, Clapham Road. London. S.W. : was Wireless Operator on 
the S.S. Kmpress of Ireland. S.S. Corsiean. S.s. Worcestersiiire and S.S. Arabic ; 
joined the Naw in Dee. 1914 ; served in H.M.S. Cedrie. H.M.S. Teutonic. H.M.S. 
Oratavia and H..M.S. Avenger, and was killed in action on board H.M.S. Cham- 
ijagui- 9 Oct. 1017 ; num. 

BAILEY. HENRY, Private, No. 42722. Iti7th 
row. Machine (;u[i Corps, eldest x. of Henry 
Viueent Srvmour Bailey, by his wife. Lucy 
Kmih. ilau. of William Smith, oi Winchester; 
//- I'iiiilieo. London. S.W., 18 July. 1870; educ. 
British Seliool. Windsor: was a Valet; en- 
listed 9 June. 101(1: served with the Kxpedi- 
tioiuirv Force in France and Flanders from 
: April. 1017. and died at No. 7 Canadian 
fMUrral Hospital, Ktaples. 5 May following, 
troni wounds received in action. Buried in 
the P.ritish Militarv Cenieterv. Ktaples. Hem. 
;it the Parish Church. Metblick. co. Aberdeen. 
9 Julv. lOBi, Bella Bathia (Kelly. Methlick). 
4th dau. of Gordon Webster, and liad a son 
Henry Patrick, h. 7 Aug. 1014. 
BAILEY, HORACE HORATIO, L.-Corpl.. 
No. 2401. 8th (Service) Battn. 'J'he Royal 
Sussex Regt.. s. of Thomas Richard Bailey, ot 
10. Leswin Road, Stoke Newiie^ton, London. 
N.. bv his wife. Mary, dau. of Richard Woodyer ; 
b. Hackney. 18 Jan. 1897 : educ. London 
(bounty Council School. Wordsworth Road: was a Cabinet Maker; enlisted 
7 Sept. 1914 : served with the Kxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 
25 Julv, 1915, and died at Ypres 23 Oct. 1917. from wounds received in action 
near there on the I6th. Buried in the Mendinghem Military Cemetery ; imm. 




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The Roll of Honour 



BAILEY, J., Private. Xo. 958, 2nd Battn. The Welsh Refit. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 2 Nov, 1914. 
BAILEY, W. H., Private, Xo. 4680, 1st Battn. The Royal West Kent R«gt. ; 
servL'd witJi the Kxiieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Sept. 1914. 
BAILEY, W. H. v.. Private. Xo. 10037, 1st Battn. The East Yorksliire Regt. ; 
ser^eil with the Fxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 27 Oct, 1914. 

BAILEY, WILLIAM HENRY, L.-Corpl., Xo. 592. C Coy., 7th (Service) Battn. 
Tlie Kx-^t .Surn-y Ke<:f.. 2nd s. of Francis John Bailey, of 102, E.tst Street, Epsom, 
CO. Surrey. }>y hi^ wife. Sarah, dan. of Jame.--. Xicholls, of .Aston Clinton, co. 
Bucks ; b. Epsom. 25 Sept. 1879 ; educ. National Schools. lipsom : was a 
Gardener : i-nlist^^d 29 Aug. 1914 ; served with the E.\peditionary Force in 
France and Flanders from 1 June, 1915, and was killed in action at Gueudecourt 
10 Oct. 1910. Buried at a point east of Courcelette and north-east of Albert. 
His Conunanding Officer \vrote : " His death was a great loss to tlit* platoon, as 
he was a very useful man and very popular with hi.s comrades." fwrn. 
BAILLIE, CHARLES, M.M., Sergt.. Xo. 6705, 10th (Service) Battn. The 
Gordon Highlanders, x. of the late William Baillie. by his wife, ilargaret. dau. 
of William Joluistone ; b, Galashiels, 3 Oct. 1894 : educ. Buruh School there ; 
was a Mill Worker : enlisted in Sept. 1914 : served with tlie Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from April, 1915, and was killed in action at Square Farm. 
A comrade wrote : " He was so well liked by tiie whole battalion." He was 
awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distingmshed service in the field ; unm. 

BAILY, ALBERT. Private, Xo. G/16618. 1st Battn. (50tli Foot) The Queen's 
Own (Koya! West Kent Regt.), «. of Edwin Baily, of JIaidstone, by his wife. 
Anne; h. :Maidstone. 188C : educ. St. Paul's School there; was employed as 
Cowman : t iiHstrd 20 .TjjIv. 191fi ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
Franc- and Fland< r< iioni 15 Oct. following, and was killed in action 4 Oct. 1917. 
His t'omniaiuling ottior wrote : " It is with great regn-t I have to inform you of 
the death of your hiL-il»and. He was killed in action on tlie morning of the 4th. 
I have kno\m him quit^' a long time and had a great resiject for liim. and feel his 
loss greatly, as does the whole platoon, for he was a splendid soldier. In your 
sad loss I hope you will find consolation in the fact that he died a true soldier's 
deatJi in t!ie front and thick of a terrific battle." He ?m, at Maidstone, 17 Feb. 
1912. Raehel (], Rose Cottages, Sandling Lane, Maidstone), dau. of John 
Springall. and had a dan., Clara, b. 5 July. 1914, 

BAIN, J., Private, So. 6332, The Cameron Highlanders; served with the 
ExiH'ditionary Force in France ; killed in action 25 Sept. 1914. 
BAINES. D.. Private. Xo. 6822. 2nd Battn. The South Lancashire Regt. ; 
served with the Exi»editionary Force in France; killed in action 7 Sept. 1914. 
BAIRD, A., Private. Xo. 3611, 2nd Battn. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; 
served with the l-lxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914. 
BAIRD, ALEXANDER, Private, Xo. 23099, 14th Battn. Canadian Expedi- 
tionary Force, yst. s. of the hite Robert Baird. Calico Printer, by his wife, Mary 
(61, Westniuir Street, Parkhead, Glasgow), dau. of Robert Gilmour: h. Park- 
head. (;!asgow. 8 Aug. 1888; educ. Public School there: went to Canada in 
-May, 1912. and settled in Quebec as a Baker; volunteered for Impi'rial Service. 
and joined the 14th Battn. C.E.F. 11 Aug. 1914, after the outbreak of war : 
came ov«t with tiie 1st Contingent in Oct. : served witii the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from 25 April. 1915 ; was attached to the 3rd Infantry 
Brigade Headquarters as Runner, and died at Gateshead Hospital. Cambuslang. 
near Glasgow. II March. 1917, from woimds received in action on the Somme 
7 Oct. iMic, ,-„,,. 

BAIRD, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD, Private, 
Kith (Service) Battn. The Kova! Scots (Lothian 
Regt.). 4th s. of the late :Matthew Barr Baird, 
Iron 5Ianuiacturer. by his wife. ;Margaret. dau. 
ot Henry Archibald ; b. Cddinirston. eo. Lanark. 
2 Xov. 1887 ; educ. Hamilton Academy, and High 
School, Glasgow ; was in the employ of Messrs. 
Gray, Mackenzie A Co.. ilerchants. and a 
member of their staff at Basra. Persian GtUf. 
for si.x years; enlisted 1 June. 1915; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders, and was killed in action near Albert 
1 July. 1916. during the Battle of the Somme. 
Buried near Contalmaison, north-cast of 
Albert ; unm. 

BAKER, A., Private, Xo. 9975, 2nd Battn. 
The Essex Regt.: served with the Expedi- 
tionarv Force hi I'^ance ; killed in action 13 
Sept. i914. 

BAKER, CECIL DOUGLAS, Capt. (Special 
Reserve). Grenadier Guards, ;ird «. of Arthur 
Henry Haker. of r:iiieiNlie. Beckenham. co. Kent. J. P.. by his wife, Clara (68, 
I'rim e's tJate. London. S.W.). dau. of Julius Try Mortimer ; b. 6 Dec. 1870 : educ. 
The Abbey School, Beckeuham : Sherborne, and Jlerton College. Oxford, where he 
graduated in 1893 ; became a member of the J-ondon Stock Exchange in 1895 ; 
obtained a commission as 2ad Lieut, in tlie R.X.V.R. Anti-Aircralt Corps in 
Sept. 1914 : transf<rred to the Grenadier Guards in Sept. 1915, being jiromoted 
Lieut. Jan. 1916, and Acting Capt. Jan. 1017; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from 28 Oct. 1915 : was wounded in .\pril. 1916. 
and was killed in action at Le Bois des Craiiouillots 29 July, 1917. He was a 
good all-round athlete; played in the Abbey School XI.. and in both the XI. 
and XV. at Sherborne, and while at Oxford played in ;he University XV. in 
1891. 1892 and 1893. being captiiin in 1892. He m. at St. Paul's, Knightsbridgc, 
6 Oct. 1898. Gwendoline, dau. of the late .\lexauder Pcyman. 
BAKER. F., Private. Xo. 7229, The Royal West Kent Regt. ; served with the 
Expe<iitiniiary Force in France ; killed in action 24 .Vug. 1914. 
BAKER, P., Private. Xo. 9453, 1st Battn. The Glouo-ster Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 26 Sej»t. 1914. 
BAKER, F. C, Private. Xo. 8346, 1st Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France : died of wounds 9 Xov. 1914. 
BAKER, FREDERICK CHARLES, Private, Xo. 535577, I5th Battn. (Civil 
Ser\i(re Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.). -t. of Cliarles Baker, of Oxford Street. 
Southampton, by his wife. 3Iary Elizabeth, dau. of George Gerard ; b. South- 
ampton. 25 Jan. 1884 ; educ. Taunton's School there : was a Si-edsnian : joined 
the Civil Service Rifles 4 May, 1917 : served witli the Egyptian Expeditionary 
Force in Palestine from 10 Sept. 1917, and was killed iti action at Beersheba 31 
Oct. following. Buried in Wadi Halgon Military Genu tery. Vahia. Lieut. 
F. Lewis wrote : " He was in the leading line of the eompatiy, and was hit by 
a machine-gim bullet during the advance, and it niiirht help you to know that 
he never knew pain. He was a soldier and died a soldier, and his death is felt 
very much bv everv one in the company." He m. at Southampton, 18 July, 191 1 . 
Lily Marv <7'. Khartoum Road. Highfield, Southampton), dau. of David Whitfield, 
and had a dau., Marjorie Isabel, b. 31 July. 1912. 

BAKER, Hm Private, Xo. 7234, 1st Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 15 Oct. 1914. 




William .\rchibald Balrd. 

Hake 



BAKER, JOHN, S.rgt.. Xo. 201655, 3/4th (Territorial) Battn. The Quee^'^ 
Own (Royal West Kent Regt.),*. of John Baker, of Kington, co. Hereford 
Accountant, by his wife, Mary; 6. Kington aforesaid, 17 April. 1886: educ. 
there ; was a Commercial Traveller for James Robertson tt Sons. Ltd., of Bristol : 
joined the West Kent Territorials 31 Jan. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionarv 
Force in France and Flanders from .May, 1917, and died at X'o. 8 Casualty Clearing 
Station 13 July. 1917, of wounds received in action. Buried in Duisans Military 
Cemetery ; unm. 

BAKER, W., Private, Xo. 10337, Lst Battn. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers ; ser\cd 
with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 14 Xov. 1914. 

BAKER. W. J., L.-Corpl.. Xo. 6214. 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 13 Sept. 1914. 
BAKER, W. T., Private, Xo. 11327, 2nd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

BAKEWELL, J. E., Corpl.. Xo. 50679, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary- 
Force in France: killed in action 26 Sept. 1914, 

BALCOMBE. HENTIY CHARLES GEORGE, Private. Xo. 6411, 6th (Service) 
Battn. The Itutfs (East Kent Regt.) ; b. Plymouth. 23 May. 1896 ; educ. Medway 
Cottage Homes. Chatham ; was a Porter : enlisted in May. 1915 ; ser\-ed with 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at 
Arras 1 Slay. 1917 ; unm. 

BALCOMBE, W., Sergt.. Xo. 8004, 2nd Battn. The Royal Su.ssex Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary J'oree in France ; died of wounds 13 Sejtt. 1914. 
BALDIE, JOHN HALLEY, Leading Seaman, Xo. 1936, Hood Battn., Royal 
Xaval Division, x. of -Mr. and Mrs. David Baldie, of 35. Rose Street, Garnet Hill. 
Glasgow; b. Glasgow, 10 Feb. 1898; educ. Stow Practising College. Glasgow; 
was an apprentice Engineer with Messrs. Harland A: Wolff, Glasgow ; joined the 
Xaval Division at Govan 4 Xov. 1914 ; sent to the Dardanelles in May. 1915. 
attd. to the Collingwood Battn. ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders, and wjis killed in action near Arras during the fighting at Frcsnoy. 
Buried l.()(JO yards in front of GavTclle Village; unm. 

BALDRICK. J., Private. Xo. 3761. 2nd Battn. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers : 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914, 

BALDWIN, CUTHBERT GODFREY, Sergt.. 
Xo. 24130, Royal Flying Corps, -v. of the late' 
Rev. Alan Godfrey Baldwin. Vicar of Biirnop- 
field, CO. Durham, by his wife, Margaret, dau. 
of the late Matthew Crossman. of Berwick-on- 
Tweed; b. Byers Green, co. Durham, 14 Feb. 
1888 ; educ. Xewcastle Grammar School, and 
Elm Park School. Shotley Bridge ; was a 
Solicitor, passing liis final examination in 1912 ; 
underwent a course of flying at Hendon : 
obtained the Royal Aero Club" Pilot's Certifi- 
cate in Feb. 1916, and enlisted as an .4ir 
Mechanic: served with the Expeditionarv 
Force in France as Pilot ; was reported missing 
after the fighting near Beaumont Haniel, 3 
Xov. 1916, and is now officially a.ssumed to 
have been killed on or about that date ; unm 
BALDWIN, E., L.-Scrgt., Xo. 4223, 2nd 
Battn. The Essex Regt. : served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France; killed in 
Cuthbert G. Baldwin. action 21 Oct. 1914. 

BALDWIN, JOHN OSWALD, Private, Xo. 46367. l^th 3Iachine Gun Coy 
s. of Raymond Oswald Baldwin, of Homeside. 72. Old Tiverton Road. Exeter : 
b. Bristol. 19 Jan. 1899 ; educ. at Donca-ster : South Derb\-shire : Bournemouth ; 
Poole Secondary School, and (iosport and .A,!verstone Secoiidarj- School. Gosport : 
joined the Hampshire Carabineers Yeomanry 23 Oct. 19U : "transferred to th*' 
3Iachine Gun Corps- in July 1916; served' with the Exiteditionary Force in 
France and Flanders; was gassed near Lens on the nisht of 17-18' Oct. 1917 
and died the following day. Buried in RoeiLX-Ies-Mines Official Militarj* Ceme- 
tery, near La Bassee. His Conmianding Officer wrote ; " It is with the deepest 
regret that I write to inform you that your son, Private J. O. Baldwin wa- 
seriously gassed on the night of the 17th-18th inst.. from which he has since 
died. The < ircunistances are : Whilst he was on sentry dutv the enemy bom- 
barded witli gas -shells; one shell burst in close proximity to* the gun position. 
Your son immediately ran towards the dug-out in which the restof the team 
were to warn them. Before lie could reach the dug-out a further shell burst in 
the entrance to the ."^ame. Baldwin, not waiting to adjust lu.s own respirator, 
rushed through the cloud of gas. and gave the team sufficient warning in whicli 
to adjust their gas masks (n^spirators). Vnfortnnately it was during this act 
of gallantry that your son was gassed. I am very sorry indeed to lose him, as 
he was a good and conscientious soldier, and was thought much of by his com- 
radtrs in the section. He very recently attended a course of signaHini;. etc.. 
through which he pa.ssed out first class, and I am enclosing thc"certifirate he* 
n^ciived. as I have no doubt you will t>p plea-sed to receive it. I attended his 
funeral, and wxw that he received a proper burial in an Official Mititarv Cemetery 
us l)efttting a brave soldier, who. in my opinion, midoubtedly srave his lifti for 
his comraiies. I have put the full facts of the matter before my Company 
Commander, who. I have no doubt, will pass them further." Uiim. 

BALFE. S., Private. Xo. 8717. The East Limcashire Regt.: served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 9 Sept. 1914. 
BALKWILL, WILLIAM HORNIMAN, 2nd Lieut.. 2nd Battn. (99th Foot> 
The Duke of KditibiirL'h's (Wiltshire Regt.), 2nd .v. of Ch.irles Henry Balkwill. 
of .Ashlcigh. Kin24»ridge. co. Devon," Merchant. 
by his wife. Edith Annie, dau, of William 
\.enning Harris; b. Kingsbridge. 28 April, 
1892 ; educ. the Grammar School there ■ was' 
with his father in the Mercantile Omee ; 
joined the 1st Royal Devonshire Yeomanry 
;i Sept. 1914 : trained in Essex ; obtained a 
(ommission 15 J»ily. 1915 ; was stationed at 
Weymouth : served with the Exjx'ditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from 26 April. 
1916, and was killed in action between Henin 
and Xeuville Vitasse 9 April. 1917. during the 
IJattle of Arras. Buried in the Military Ccme- 
ier\ of >euville Vitasse. Colonel R. M . 
<;i!lson wrote : " Your son was killed on East<^r 
.Monday in tlie great attack delivered bv the 
iintish .\rmy on that day. He was kill-d 
while gallantly leading liis company forward. 
I have lost a very cool, determined officer, who 
had earned the confidence and friendship of 
all who knew him, by his energy and sound 
common sense. ... It was the" example of 




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The Roll of Honour 



BALL, ALFRED AUSTIN, 




Alfred Austin Ball. 

<oininji nnt ol the trmilns 
son," and Pri\ate C. Gibsou 



iliosi' wlio. like vdtir >.on, had iuspin-d tin- nu-n with fOiii;i!;r and a hi;^h SL-nsu 
*ii duty, which c-arn.-d thn battalion the |iost ot honour in the attack." He was 
nicntioncd in Dcsiiatchrs by l-'.M. Sir Doutihis Haiu' [London fiazctto, 25 May, 
l'.H7], tor jiiinant and distiny:uishrd srrvicr in the fii-Id ; unm. 

rivati'. Xo. 5:10101 (late No. 1654), 15th Bnttii. 
(Princp ol" Wah-s's Own, Civil Service Uifli's). Tho 
London Ri-tit. (T.F.), 4tli and only surv. s. of 
Kdviar Ball, ol 74. Laiisannr Koad. ilornscy, 
a inrinbiT of a tirn) of Law Statioiu is. Liut-ohi's 
Inn l''irlds. bv liis wife, Maud. dan. of S. Field- 
Uatf : /;. Honiscy. Lcnuion. X., 22 Oct. 1892 : 
tdnc. ('(>unt> School tlirn- ; was a f'ivil Sorvicc 
Clc-ik cinplovcd in thr Land Valuations Office ■ 
joined thr rivil Service [titles in .May. 1913 ; 
was inobili/A'd on the outbreak of w.u- in Aug. 
1914 : trained at Dorkini.'. Watford, and Win- 
elii-ster, and was for a time Swedisji Drill In- 
structor, bcinji also 'rcnip. (^larterruaster-Ser^t. 
with squads of men whom lie instructed in 
nuisketry ; ser\'cd with the Kx|jeditionary 
l''orce in France and Klandi-rs from Dee. 191G, 
and was killed in action near St. Kloi. during 
the attack on Mcssines Uldgc. :i July. 1917. 
llviried in a small cenu'tery in the n^ar of the 
lighting liuo. C'apt. L. F. liurtt wrote : " It 
was a terribly sad occurreiu:e ; we were just 
n a sliell landed right amongst us. killing your 
lie was liki'd by everybody, and has left a gap 
in their lives." He was a keen footlpall player, wimiing liis cap for the Saracens 
Football (Kughy) Uub in 1913 an<l 1914. and was appointed captain of the ** It " 
t^ani ; unm. 

BALL, J., Private, No. 9588, 1st jiattn. The Hifle Hrigade : served with the 
Kxpediti()ii;iry Force in Frnnee ; kilh-d in action 2(i Aug. 1914. 

BALL, NORMAN, Private. No. 1615, 2ad 
IJattn. {S4th I'oot) The York and Lancaster 

] ~ — Kegt.. eldest .v. of the late Seth liali. of 22, 

Summer Street. Barnsley, for 47 years in the 

O service of Dr. Rowlcv, of liarnslev, h\' his wife, 

.Marv Ann. dan. of 'the late Joseph Kllis ; b. 
liarnsley, co. York, 10 Sept. 1886 ; educ. St. 
Mary's Boys' School there ; was a Paper Maker 
em|)loyed by Messrs. Charles Jlarden .t Son : 
enlisted 22 Nov. 1915 ; served with the lOxpedi- 
f ionarv !'\)rcc in France and Flanders, and 
was killed in action IS Sept. 19Ui ; itttm. 
BALLAM, KENNETH, MM., Sergt.. No 
iisn.s. K.K.A.. 6tli and yst. .v. of Frederick 
William liallam, of 42. The Gardi-ns. East 
luilwich. S.l-:.. Head Master, by ins wife. Flleii 
Marion, dan. of Walter S|uccr;6. Fast Dul- 
wich, London. S.E., 1 March. 1895 ; educ. 
Tin' Frjeru J,.C.C. School, and Marshuul's 
College ; was emploved in a Shipping Ottice : 
enlisted in the 11th Hussars in Oct. 1911; 
sc-rved with the Colours for eighteen months, 
and alter nine months in Aldershot Hosjiital 
with rliiiiinatic fever, was discharged aud joined 
the iieserve ; on the outbreak of war he ri'- 
enlisted in the R.F.A. ; served with the Kxitedi- 
rinuary Force in France and Flanders from 
Dec. 1915, and was killed in action at Oppy 
28 April. 1917. Buried in the British Ceme- 
tery, nf;ar Roclincourt. Major W. A. Jones 
wrote : "... He always showed his best 
under heavy fire, and the day before his death 
behaved splendidly, lending aid to some of our 
ineu who had been wounded." He was 
awarded the 3Iilitar>' Medal, for bravery and 
coolness under heavy fire during the opera- 
tions on the Somme, and a few wec-ks pre- 
\ iously was promoted to Sergt. for similar 
courage in rescuing some of his comrades : 



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Kenneth Ballam. 



BALLANCE, LESLIE ARTHUR, Capt.. 
2-1(1 Battn. {60th Foot) The King's Hoyal 
Killc Corps, s. of Artliur William Ballanee, of 
Park Loiige. Bhu'kheath Park, Loudon. S.F.. 

■ 1 and the Manor House, Herringswell, eo. 

^^^^ Suffolk, by his wife. Jane Peek, dau. of G. M. 

^^^^^^^^^ Frean : b. London. 9 Jan. 1889 ; educ. Eton. 

^^^^^Hj^^^^^ Trinity College, ('ambridge. In Aug. 

^^^^Hj^^^^^^P 1914. he obtained a the 

^^^^^^^^^^^^F Counts of Loudon Kegt , hut 

^■^^^^^V to King's Uoyal Corps. March. 1915 : 

^^^^H^^^^ s.rvid with the Fxpedirionary Force in France 

nj^Pr^^^^B arul Klauders : was ]ircsent at the Second 

T^,: ^^^^V P.attle of Yjires, and was invalided home 12 

^^^^r- Sejit. 1915: rcloiued his regiment on recovery, 

\.^^^^L and was killed in action during the Battle of 

>r^^^^k^ the Somme 27 Oct. 1916. Buried at Flers. His 

^^^^^« ^^'^^^^^^^^^ Colonel wrote : " It is witli tin- deeiiest regret 

M^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^ sou's death. 

^^H^^Hq^^^^^^^^^P on whcEi a 

^^■^^^P^^^^^^^^^H on the the - — — line 

^BK mBMBIB^B^BB hi progress. report was received by me that 

the Germans were giving ground. It \v;vs 

Leslie .\nhur Ballanee. essentia! tliat the battalion on our right should 

have the information at once, so as to co-operate , 

and for greater chance of success I wanted to send an officer, but none was 

available. Y'ou son Leslie, liearing this, volunteered, and ran across toward.^ 

the battalion on our right. . . . After he had gone about 60 yards out of the 

100 yards, 1 heard a bullet fire<l from a distance. Y'our son ran on. but almost 

at once a bullet struck him. ... He fell on his face and never moved again. 

. . . He was fearless to a fault, and a very gallant officer. ... He is most 

sorely missed by all." I'lim. 

BALLANTVNE, ANDREW, Private, No. S/13261. B Cov.. 2nd Battn. (92nd 
Foot) The Gordon Highiandei-s. only s. of Audrew Ballantyne. of 10, Mansfield 
<_^eseent, Hawick, Mill Foreman, b\- his wife, Margaret Anderson, dati. of the 
late Rob rt Dobson. of (hdashiels. Dairyman ; and gdson. of Andrew liallantvne. 
ilurgh Chamberlain, Galashiels ; b. Galashiels, co. Selkirk, 31 July, 1895 ; educ. 
*;ala Park Public School there, and ^Vilton Public School. Hawick, co. Hox- 



burgh : was emplovid as a Wholesale Drapers Wai ilioM>eiri;in wilh Messrs. 
Cook. Son .V Co.. Ltd.. of St. Paul's Chnnhsard. "London, K.C. : enlisted 26 Oct 
1015; trained at Aberdeen: ser\ed with the lv\peditiouar\ I'oree in Prance 
and Planders from I June. 1916, and was killed in aeliou during the attack on 
Giucby 6 Sept. lollowiieg. beiiii: shot thnHiirh the head l)y a sniper. Buried in 
a cemetery near where he fell. One of liis ollictrs wrote: " lb- with sevi-ral 
of his company was well forward, some 80 >'ards from the enemy front ; shelling 
was ver>' lieav\-. :iud the wbol-- compans was endea\(niring to establish a jiosi- 
tion by entrenching from sliell-hole to shell-hole. An ollicer. situ-e killed, shouted 
some orders to a small parts (one of which was Aiulrew) : he ap|>areutly put. his 
head up just a little abose the snudi cover they had. wlii-n a snijicr's bullet 
kill(Ml him. Personalis-. 1 miss poor .Vndresv innn- as time goes on. . . . He was 
a thorough youuL' gentleman. . . , He did his duts' to the very last, aud died 
in one of the most desperate (dforts in the great battles of the Somme." Unm. 
BALLARD, JOE, Private, No. 204205. 7th (Service) Battn. The linlfs (Kast 
Kent Kegt.). .V. of the late Kobert Ballard, Brickmaki-r : h. Paildock Wood. co. 
Kent. 9 Nov. 1881 ; educ Conm-il School there ; was in the emplos ol Mr. George 
Waghorn : enlisted in May. 1917: served with the Kxpeditionars l-'orce in 
France and FlaiuhT-;. and died of wounds :J0 Sept. 1917. He ui- at Marden, co. 
Kent, 20 Nov. 1907. .Martha, dau. of James Tipples, of Mardi n. and had a son. 
Cecil, h 14 May, 1910. 

BALLOTT, J., Private. Xo. (5915. 1st liattn. The Oxford and Buclcs Light 
Infant rs ; serserl with the Kxpcditionarv l'"orce \\\ France: died of wounds 
29 Sept. 11)14. 

BAMPTON, JAMES HENRY, Capt.. U.A.M.C.. attd. 70th lirigade U.F.A.. 
s. of Henry Bam|iton, of Hillside. (Jravellv Hill. Birunngham. )iv his svife, Hen- 
rietta Alexandra, dau. of the \\v\\ George Whitehead ; h. Xe'ehells. Birming- 
ham. 23 Nov. 1887 : educ. Kimi Kdsvard's (irammar School. Aston : Cuiversits 
of Birmingham, where he obtained his B.Se. in 1908. imd his M.li.. Ch.B., in 
1911 ; Hamburg, and Berne : was House Surgeon at tln' (ienera! Hospital, ami 
later Assi.staut .School Medical Officer under the liiruiinuham lOducation ('om- 
mittee : svas ga/.cttcd Lieut. K.A.M.C. in Kel), 191.'.. and promof.-il Capt.; for 
a tinu' he svas cugagi-d on embarkation duty at Southampton, then took com- 
mand of an ambulance train, and later >erse(i on hospital shijis : sersed with tlic 
Expeditionary l*'oree in l-'ranee aud I'lamiers. lieing iiftached to the K.K.('.. 
and suliseiiucntly to the 1{,I''..\., and svas killed iu action 25 Aug. 1917. Buried 
in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery (No. :i. VlaTucrtynghe). His Lieut. -Col. 
wroti' : " We in the brigade will feel his loss deeply. He was a most gullunt 
officer, and throughout the oiierations we are emi.-iized in had ministered to the 
wounded svitli a care aiul promptitude that svas besond praise," aiul a Major : 
" We all miss him scry much as we all.olfieers aud men, had :i great alfection for 
him, and if you are writing to his father siui miulit tell him this, and give him 
our sincerest sym[iathy. Capt. Bamptmi svonid go through any barrage or 
danger to • et to a man if help svas wanted svhen a man svas svounded or sick, and 
svas one of the pluckiest men I base eser seen." Vnm. 

BANCE, FREDERICK ERNEST VICTOR, Private. No. G. 67(>60, 2ud Battn. 
(The Hoyai Fusiliers) London Begt. iT.I''.). yst. h. of the late James liancc, by 
his svife, Harriett, dau. of the late .lanu-s P.itmau ; b. South Belgravia, London, 
S.W., 8 Aj)riL 1881 ; educ. St. Peter's Natioiud Schools, aud Messrs. Parry, 
Blake .t Parry, Grosvenor Mansions, S.W. : was a Surveyor ; joined the iloyal 
l-'usilicrs iu Dec. 1916; served with the ICxpeditiouary Force in France from 
-Aug. 1917. and was killed in action at Poclcappelle 26 Oct. following. Buried 
there ; t\nm. 

BANDY, JOSEPH THOMAS, Cov. Sergt. -Major, No. 684^, inth (Service) 
Battn. The Oiieen's Own ( lioyal West Kent Kegt.). .v. of the late Harry James 
Bandy, by his svife. Mary Elizabeth (8. Church Street. Buckingham) ; b. Buck- 
ingham, 22 Dec. 18.. : educ. tliere ; was a Draper at Chatham: enlisted in 
Sept 1915, and was promoted to the rank of Coy. Sergt. -Major 8 Jan. 1916; 
served with the Expeditionary Fon-e in France aud KlandiTs from 15 A|iril, 1916. 
aud died at No. 5 Casualty Clearing Station 18 Sejit. following, from svounds 
received in action three da>s |ireviously. Buried iu Corbie Commnual Ceme- 
tery Extension, south-svest of Albert ; num. 

BANE, HUBERT WILLIAM, Private. No. 25412. Prince Alberts (Somerset 
Light Infantry), .v. of Henry Janii's Bane, of Belmont l-odge. Tyntesfield, Flax 
Bourton. bv his svife. Rosiiui. dan. of Charlotte Nichols; b. Backwell Common, 
21 July, 1898: educ. at Wraxali ; enlisted 13 May, 1916; served with the 
Expeditionary Koree in France and Flanders from 21 Aug. following, and died 
at No. 46 Casualty Clearim: Station 8 Oct. 1917. fr<im svounds received in action ; 
iinw. 

BANKS, EDWARD FRANCIS, 2ud l,ient.. f;tli (Reserve), attd. 2ud (7th 
Knot). Battu. The Koya! Pusiliers (City of 
London Hegt.), only .s. of the Rev. Thomas 
Ilardv I'.anks. of Tlie Parsonage. The Avenue. 
|.i:H klnath. B.A.. Wesleyan .Miinster. by his 
will', Margaret, 2nd dau. of tin- lati- Francis 
I iii-i(.tt. of FalmontJi. B.A. ; b. Acton. Lon- 
don, W.. 22 ^larcli. 1896 : edm-. Kingswood 
School. Bath, and on leaving there in March, 
I915. joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. : was 
-azettcd 2nd Lieut. 6th (Kescrve) Battu. 
itoyal Fusiliers 28 July follosving: served 
\\\\\\ the ICxpcditionars Force in l*'ranee and 
Klanders from July, 1916. when ln' was attached 
to the 2nd Battn., and was killed in action 
near Sailly-Saillisel 28 Feb. 1917. while resisting 
a counter-attack liy the (h-rmans on some 
irenclies whicli his company had assisted in 
capturing larlier in the day. Buried near 
where hi- fell. His Captain wrote: "He had 
done, and svas doing, right nj) to his death, 
extraordinarily u'ood svcuk. ... I cannot say 
svbat a tremendous loss he is to .ill of us officers, 
and to the men of his platoon and eomii.ius," and the Chaplain : " His Company 
Conunander told me how bravely be fought, and how nobly he starved to the end. 
1 knosv that he was beloved by all who knew him. Ho was a splendid soldier 
and a good coim-ade." Vnm. 

BANKS, J. W.. Prisate. No. 10500. 2nd Battn. The Duke of Wellington's Kegt. ; 
sersid Willi tlic iCxpciIitionary l''ovce iu Kr.iiice ; killed in action 2ri Aug. 1914. 
BANKS, JOHN EDWARD, Corpl.. No. 24. Lewis (Jun Si'ctlon, 1st Battn. 
(3rd Foot ) The I'.utts ( ICast Kent Regt.), s. of the lati- Frank Bunks, by his wife, 
Lydia, dau. of John Posvell, of Canterbury: h. Canterbury, co. Kent, 11 Oct. 
1877; educ. City Council School there; enlisted 2 March, 1897; served seven 
years with the Colours in Iiulia. Burma aud Aden; re-enlisted 14 Aug. 1914; 
served with the Fxpeditionary I'oree in France and Flanders from the following 
Oct., beiri'^ promoted L.-Cortii. the same mouth, and Corpl. in July, 1916; killed 
in action in Loos Wood 15 Se|)t. following. His C'omnmnding Officer svrote : 
" He was one of my iirincipal N.C.O.'s, and was greatly respected by myself and 
his comrades in the line." He m. at Canterbury, 9 March, 1913. Marion Sarah 
Ann (4, Lausdowne Road. Canterbury), dau. of Kobert Waite. of Loudon, and 
had a son, John Harold, b. 28 July, 1916. 




Edward Francis Banks. 



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James William Bannister. 



BANKS, WALTER RALPH, Private. A"o. G/42. I'Jtli (Si-rvitv) liattii. (2iKa 
I'ublic .Si-hoois) Tin- Koy;il Fusilk-rs (City of London Itc^'t.). 2nd s. of Edward 
Howard Banks, ot 4<i. Fordhook Avenue, Eajiny Coinnion. W.. Pa v master-in - 
*'hief, R.X.. Ijy his wile. Jane Amy Bell, dan. of Henry Sothebv Pitcher, of 
Nortlidrct, en. Knit; h. Stoke. Devonport. Sontli Di-von. :i Feb."l887; educ. 
Keadiim Seiiool ; was an Kxaminor in th<- Kxehe.iuer and Audit Department 
"t till- Admiralty; volunteered and enlistrd in Sept. 1914. After a period of 
irainin*: at Kpsoni and Tidworth, lie went to France in Nov. 1915. and was killed 
in th.' tn-nehr^ by thi' cxi'lo^ion ot" a shell 2 Jan. 1916. while engaged in bombing 
operations. lUirird in Woburn Abbey Cemetery; nmn. 

BANNER, J., I'livatr. No. 9930. 1st Battn. The Roval Welsh Fu.siliers ; served 
with tlic Kxp.'ditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 
BANNERMAN, WILLIAM GEORGE, Bombardier, l/lst Lowland. Citv of 
Kdinburirli. Koyal (;arri.'^on Artillery (T.i\), yst. -s. of William Jfillar Banner- 
man, of :i:j. Haddinjxton Place, Edinburgh, by his wife, Grace, dan. of Josepli 
Haddon. of Li-ieester; b. Edinburgh. 26 May. 1897; educ. George Heriot's 
s.hciol then- : joined the Territorial Force in Jan. 1913; was eallrd up on the 
'jutbrrak oi war; served with the Expeditionary Force in Fruner and Flanders 
rrom Jan. 191G : took i)art iu many engagements, includingthe operationscn the 
Sonnnc. and was killed in action at Nieuport 29 Sept. 1917. Buried in Bains 
IJriti-h Cemetery. Oost Dunkirk, three and three-ciuarter miles west of Nieuport. 
His i'oinmandini.' Otticer wrot^:* and testified to his great devotion to duty and 
i^ouraL'r in action, and a comrade wrote to the same effect ; unm. 
BANNING, A., i^.-CorpI.. No. 10421, l.st Battn. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers : 
srrvrd witti the Kxpeditionary Force in France; killed iu action 21 Oct. 1914 
BANNISTER, JAMES WILLIAM, Private, No. 2983, 31st Battn. Australian 
Imperial Force, je. of the late Sergt. Alfred 
Bannister. 2nd Worcestershire llegt., by his 
wife, Agnes (25, Grosvcnor Street, Southsea), 
dau. of Colour-Sergt. William Muir, King's 
Owii Scottish Borderers ; b, Fleetwood, co. 
Lancaster, 20 Jan. 1880 ; educ. Cottage Grove 
School. Southsea: enlisted in the 1st Battn. 
The Hampshire Regt. in 1901 ; obtained his 
discharge in 1908; went to Australia in 1911. 
and was employed on the kitchen staff of 
Sydney Hospital. On the outbreak of war he 
volunteered for Imperial Service, and joined 
the 18th Battn. A.I.F. ; served with the 
Expedition in German New Guinea, and 
aft<>rwards in Gallipoli ; was invalided to 
Australia with malarial fever, and was dis- 
charged medically unfit for further service. 
On iiis recovery he again joined the army in 
his mother's maiden name, and after a period 
of training in England, served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 
Sept. 1916 ; was sent back to England suffering 
with trench feet, but returned to France shortly afterwards, and was killed in 
action 8 Jan. 1917. liuried in Allonville Civil Cemetery. His Chaplain wrote : 
■■ He was loved by al! and knew no fear." Unm. 

BANTON, A. R., Cori>l.. No. 25162, R.G.A. ; served with thr ICxprditionary 
Force in France ; killrd in action 16 Sept. 1914. 

BARBER. E.. I'rivate. No. 6479. 2nd Battn. The Suffolk Kegt. ; ^M-vvd with 
the Exprditirmary Force in France ; died of wounds 6 Oct. 1914. 
BARBER, J., I'rivate, No. 8272. The Shropshire Light Infantry; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds (tetanus) 6 Oct. 1914. 
BARCLAY, A., I'rivate. No. 3054, The Royal Scots ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Fori<- in France ; killed in action 12-15 Oct. 1914. 

BARCLAY, WILLIAM, D.C.M., Corpl., No. 8145. 1st Battn. {26th Foot) The 
Cameronians {Seottisli Uifles). .5. of the late Robert Barclay, Labourer, by his 
wife, Eliza (now wife of William Thom. of 109. Park Street. Aberdeen), dau. of 
Geor;;e ,Masie. Crofter ; b. Fraserborough. 14 Feb. 1885 ; educ. Dr. Bell's School, 
I'Ycderiek Street, Aberdeen; was a Ship's Carpenter; enlisted 20 Aug. 1902, 
and afterwards joined the Army Reserve; on the outbreak of war was a Post- 
man in Ayrshiri' ; served with the Exjjeditionary Force in France from Aug. 1914. 
and was killed in action in High Wood 16 July, 1916. Buried in Mametz Wood. 
He had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, and the Russian Cross, 
Fourth Class, for conspicuous bravery on 14 Oct. 1914. in carrying in the wounded 
under heavy fire, one man haviTit; bein lying out for four days. He m. at Glasgow, 
23 July, 19(18. Sarah, dau. of Jolm Alexander ; s.p. 

BARDELL, W., Bombardier. No. 55567, R.F.A. : served with the Expeditionary 
I'orci- ill 1' ranee ; killed in action 9 Sept. 1914. 

BARFIELD, A., Private, No. 742S. The Shropshire Light Infantry ; served 
with the ICxpi-ditionary Force in F'rance ; killed iu action 23 Oct. 1914. 
BARK, A. E., Sep.'t,, No. 12094. R.G.A. ; served with the Expeditionarv Force 
in France ; killed iu action 31 Oct. 1914. 

BARKER, ARNOLD SEPTIMUS, 2nd Lieut.. 7th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Durham Litibt Infantry, 5th s. of Charles William Panton Barker, of Sunderland. 
Magistrate's Clerk, by his wife, Mary, dau. of the late John Carr Tone; 6. 20 
July, 1895 ; edne. Sunderland High Seliooi, and Gresham's School. Holt, co. 
Norfolk ; enlisted in the 18th Hussars 2 Sept. 1914 ; was discharged in con- 
sequence of an accident to liis knee. On bis recovery lie re-enlisted iu the 
Durham Light Infantry; served with tlie Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders, and was severely gassed at Ypres Aug. 1915, being again discharged 
from the Army, but obtained a commission 22 Nov. 1915 ; went again into action , 
hut not having fully recovered from the effects 

of the 'ia-.. was finally irazetted out : snbse.mcntK- 

went tn Siir-'apore in the eiiiplovdi (Jutlirie ,v Co!. 
Ltd.. -Mei-r'liant.s, an<i dii'd tbiTe ol lKeninrrba<r.-. 
the result of gas-poisoning. 29 May, 1917 ; unm. 
BARKER, F., Private. No. 7756, 2nd Battn. 
Tlie King's Royal Rifle Corps; served with the 
Expeditiouarv Force in France ; killed in action 
14-17 Sept. 1914. 

BARKER, G., Staff Quartcrmaster-Sergt., No. 
3961, loth Hussars ; served with tlie Expe- 
ditionarv Force in France ; died of wounds 
13 Sept. 1914. 

BARKER, H., Sergt., No. 8291. 1st Battn. 
Tlie Shroiisliire Light Infantry : served with the 
Expeditionarv Force in France ; killed in action 
23 Oct. 1014. 

BARKER, SAM, Private, No. 155, 13th. 

(Service) Battn. The York and Lancaster Regt., 

Sam Barker. ,s. of W'illiam Barker, of 25. Albion Road, 

Stairfoot, near Barnsley, by his wife, Eliza, 

dai). of Tlioniav (and Hannah) Rowarth ; b. Hoyle Mill, Barnsley, 19 Sept. 1894 ; 





Geoffrey Petrie Barlow. 



educ. Stairfoot ; was a Miner : enlisted 19 Sept. 1914 ; served in Kiiypt, also with 
the I'^xpcditionary Force in France and Flanders from 17 March. i916. and wa- 
killed iti action on the Somme 13 June, 1917. P.uried at Rouen : unm. 
BARKER, THOMAS WILLIAM, (Jnnner. R.F.A. , s. of the late Thomas 
Barker, Coal Merchant, by his wife. Hannah Kllen. dau. of Sarjiuel (and Luey> 
Priest; h. Stourbridge, co. Worcester. 16 Oet. 1891; educ. Wordsli-y Board 
School ; was a Carter; enlisted in June, 1915 ; served with tin; Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from JMay, 1916. and died of gas-poisoning ar 
Y'pres 15 Sept. 1917. Buried in the Etajiles Military Ci-metery ; itnw. 

BARLEY, H., Private. No. 13124, 3rd Battn. The Woreestershin- Regt. : served 
\\itli tlie I'ixpeditionary F'orci- in France : killed in action 15 Oet. 1914, 
BARLOW, GEOFFREY PETRIE, M.C., 2nd Lieut.. 6th (Territorial), attd . 
5th (Territorial). Battn. The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derb\ - 
shire Regt.), only a-, of John James Barlow, of Birkdale. Southjiort, J. P., bv bi- 
wife. Emily, yst. dau. of tin- late John K-trie. 
of Rochdale; //. Southport, 16 May. 1895 
educ. Holmwood School. Freshfield. aiil 
Haileybury College. Hertford ; suhsequenth 
entered the head otlice of the Koyal Insuratiee 
Comi)an>- at IJverpool ; joined the Liverpool 
Sijuadron. 1st King Edward's Horsr> as a 
Trooper in 1013; wa^ i[i traininii with his 
s<|uadron at Canterbury on the outbreak of 
war in Aug. 1914: served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 
.Inne, 1915 ; came home iu March, and atter 
a period of training at Lichfield, was gazetted 
2nd Lieut. Sherwood F'oresters 5 Sept. 1916: 
joined his batta'ion in France the following 
Nov. ; was wounded at (Jonuiieeourt 9 March, 
but rejoined his battalion after a month in 
hospital in France, and was killed in action 
near Hullueh 2 Sept. 1917. while supervising 
a wiriiiL: party. J'.uried in Philo^oplie British 
t'emetery. Mazingarbe. Lieut. -Coi. G. (i. 
Gilligau wrote: "" He w;is liettinir onsosnli-ndidlv. 
and would e<rtainl> \ery soon iiave become a company commander. He had 
done some splendid work, and was a very gallant officer." and Major Kerr : 
" Your son served under me each time I was in command of the battalion, and 
I have known and valued his work for the whole time he was out here. 1 can 
say, with 29 months* continuous service with the 5th Battn. in the field, he was 
one of the very best subalterns we ever had. He did not know what fear was. 
he was cheerful, happy at all times under the most appalling conditions, an 
enormous asset to \i^ all." He was awarded the Military Cross (London Gazette. 
18 Oct. 1917). " for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a success- 
ful raid on the enemy's trenches. He led his i)arty into the enemy's trenches, 
rushed a bombing i)ost, and personally killed two of the garrison. Throughout 
the action In- showed utter disregard of personal safety, and set a splendid 
exami)!(^ to his men." 

BARLOW, THOMAS RICHARDS, Bombardier, R.F.A. , 2nd #. of Thomas 

Barnett Barlow, of Croi)Well Bishop, Butcher and I'ariner. by his \\ife. Sarah 
Ann. dan. of William Richards; b. Cropwell Bishop, co. Nottinsham. 22 Nov. 
1897; educ. County Council School there ; was a Butcher and Farmer: enlisted 
17 Jan. 1917 ; and died 9 May following, at Bagtborjie Isolation Hospital, from 
spotted fever, contracted while in training at Catterick Camp. Biirieil at 
Cropwell Bishop ; unm. 

BARMES, W., Private. No. 7203, 1st Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt. ; served 
with the ICxpeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 27 Oct. 1914. 

BARMFED, J., Private, No. 9922, 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire Regt. 
served witlrthe Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oet. 1914. 
BARNARD, CHARLES HENRY, Lieut.. R.N.V.R., 2nd .f. of the late Ben- 
jamin Barnard, of H.M. Customs; b. 23 Aug. 1857; was Pilot to the Bootli 
Steamsbii) Company for the Port of Liverpool for 30 yuars, and on tin- outbreak 
of war was gazetted Lieut, in the R.N.^'.R. as Senior Kxamiinm,' Ollicer : was 
lost at sea 28 Dec. 1917. at the Bar, Liverpool, when No. 1 Pilot Boat was sunk 
by a mine. He ?«. 28 May, 1884, Alice, dau. of Thomas (and Eliza) Coulthurst. 
and had four cliildren. 

BARNES, A. H.. Private. No. 7804, 1st Battn. The East Yorkshire Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 28 Oct. 1914. 
BARNES, A. W., Private. No. 2427, The Royal Warwickshire Regt. : served 
witli tlie Expeditionary Force in France : killed iu action 19 Sept. 1914. 

BARNES, CLEMENTS DAVID JAMES, 
Rirteman. No. 8753. 16th Battn. (Queen's 
Westminster Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.). 
only -V. of Robert Georse Barne-;. of 242. Stan- 
stead Road. Forest Hill. S.E.. by his wife. 
Sophia, dau. of Joseph Smith ; b. Keimington. 
S.E.. 22 Ajiril. 1894; educ. St. Dunstan's 
College. Cat ford ; joined the Fusiliers (T.F.) 
1 Oct. 1914 ; was sent to Malt^i 23 Doc. fol- 
lowing, and proceeded to Egyjit : served at 
Gallipoli: took part in the evaeiration in Jan. 
1916. and subsequently si'rved with the ICxpedi- 
tionary Foree in Frame and Flanders from 
22 April, wliere he transferred to the (Queen's 
Westminster Uifles. and was killed in action 
at Arras 8 April. 1917. Buried in Agny Mili- 
tary Cemetery, Arras ; num. 
BARNES, H.. Bombardier, No. 50051. R.F.A. ; 
ser\ed witli the Expeditionarv Force in France ; 
Uillerl in aetion 15 Sept. 19U". 
BARNES, OWEN, Private. No. 5902, 8th 
(Territorial) Battn. The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regt.). s. ot 
Edward Barnes, of Wilbur\ Farm. Arlesey. co. Beds. Horse-Keeper, by his wife. 
Agnes, dau. of David Ha 1 1 wort h ; b. Arlesey aforesaid. 2ii Aui;. 1892; educ. 
Ickleford Pnblie Sehool : was a Farmer: joined the Middlesex Territorials .s 
March. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force In France and Flanders 
from S July, and was killed in action 11 Sept. 1916 : tinm. 

BARNES, S., Private. No. 8182. 1st Battn. The Royal AYest Kent Resit. : 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 24 Oct. 1914. 

BARNES, W'., Gunner. No. 71827. R.F.A.; served with the Expeditionary 

I'oree in France ; killed in action 18 Sept. 1914. 

BARNETT, DENIS OLIVER,. Lieut.. 2nd Battn. (109t!i Foot) The Prince 

of Wales's Leinster Regt. (Royal Canadians). 2nd and only surv. .«. of Percy 
Arthur Barnett. of Burnt Hill House,. Bradflcld, co. Berks, and 20. .Mornington 
Avenue, W'est Kensington. W.. H.M. Inspector of Sehools and late Ciiief 
Inspector of Training Colleges, by his wife, Annie, dau. of James Plumer Georue 




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liiM'cliin^'. and sistrr oi l>r. liiTcIiinii, liran ol .Norwich ; h. IsU-WDitli. ro. Middlr- 
sox. :jn Ai>ril. 18!»o ; rduc. St. Panl's School lor seven years ( h'nrni.lat ion Schohir), 
Caiitain ol School (1!H2-I4); wa-s a ;:ood all-romid athlete ami shot; elected 
Kxliibitioner oi" lialliol Collene. Oxford. liH2, and Scholar the lollowiiiK yt^ar ; 
enlisted in the Artists' Kitles \\\\i. 1!)14 ; went to J'Yance.in Oi-t. : jrazettcd 2nd 
Licnt. I.ejnstcr Uc-it. 1 .Ian. lillo ; was wounded in May, bnt returned to duty 
after a few hours" alisencc : pronioti'd l.ieut. June. 1013; was auain wounded 
in action at Hoo^e 15 An;;. I'JUl. and died of his wounds the foliowin"; day at 
PoiHTiniihe. Ilnricd there. His Coniniaudinu Ollkvr wrote: "Your son was 
a vi'ry ;;allaut orlieer, popular witli all ranks, who from tlie lirst stuiwcd a fireat 
aptitude for soldii-rin*^. He was always keen on his work, and iu him the bat- 
t^iliou has lost a very brave, ethcient oflieer. who will be very hard to replace."' 
From his rejiiment : '•* 'I'lie ollieers. X.C.O.'s and men of the 2ud beinster Kc«t., 
A Coy., tender you tlieir sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear son. ... 
We indeed feel liis loss more than words can tell, lie beinfi loved by us all. He 
proved himself in every respect to lie a gallant oIUcct. carins little for his own 
safety, but sonsht the safety at all times of ]iis men and others." Vnm. 

BARNETT, H., Private, No. 0016, 1st liattn. The Royal Welsh l-'usilicrs ; 
served with the Kxpeditionary Forro in Franco; killed in action 20 Oct. inu. 

BARNETT, S., Corpl.. No. 278(18. U.E. : served with the Expeditionary Forec 
in France : killed in action 7 Sept. 1914. 

BARNETT, S. W., Private. No. 12038, 2nd Uattn. The Slu^rwood Fon^stiT.s ; 
served with the IWpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

BARNETT, W., Private, No. 729:J, 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Liglit 
Infantry ; served with tlu' JCxiieditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 
:iO Sept". Ii)14. 

BARNSLEY. CYRIL JEVON, Private. No. 2:t8024, 4th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Sulfoik Kcut., onlv snrv. child of the late William Thomas Barnslcy, of 
Wednesbnrv, Steel iMerchant. by his wife. Ada Mary (Hose Bank. Great .Malvern), 
elder dan. of the late Thomas .levon ; b. Wednesbury, co. Stafford. 18 X\i%. 1892 ; 
ednc. Wolverhampton; was a Drajier: ioined the Suffolk Territorials 11 Feb. 
lOlti ; served with the Kxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from .'i Jan. 
1917. and was killed in action at the Battle of Arras 2:i Ajnil followiiif; : unm. 

BARONIAN, HARON, Private. No. :i:JOO(.i, 8th (Service) Battn. The Cheshire 
Reizt.. 2iid v. of /. S. 1. Uaroniau. of Brae Cottage, Knutsford, co. Chester. Export 
■Vlcrdiaut to China, by bis wife, Shushan, dan. of C. Haronian ; b. West Uidsbury . 
l-iMarch, 189fi ; educ. liowdou College and afterwards was a student at Man- 
chester Victoria Universitv, for Chinese, and Manchester School of Teehnolo<?y ; 
joined the fniversity O.T.C. on the outbreak of 
the European War," and, finding he could not 
obtain a commis-sion. eidisteci in the Cheshire 
Keyt- U) Dec. 1915; trained at Birkenhead : 

« served with the Expeditionary Force in Meso- 

pMfamia from 30 .Tune, 1910; was wounded 
1 Feb. 1917, and admitted to hospital at 
liasra ; rejoined his rc-jiuient on recovery, 
and was killed in action between Deli-Abbas 
and Deltawa 11 April followiuf;;. Buried there, 
liis intimate friend, Sergt. Arthur King, 
wrote : •' On 10 April wc received the news 
that the Turks, in large force, were attempting 
to outHank ils. At du the same day, we 
countered this movement by having a ten- 
hours' forced march towards this strong column 
of Turks. We were do2-tired to begin with 
but this march was thr* last straw. However, 
we staggered on somehow, and at dawn break- 
fast was served. This was the -last time 1 
saw Haron alive. We had breakfast together, 
and laughed and joked over the incidents 
of the march. When the; fall-iu was ordered, we had to separate. Tlien we 
marched into thi* attack, passing onr batteries en route. Soon we got under 
shell tire, which became terribly hot as we advanced, so the order was given to 
extend, advancing in several waves. I got to know afterwards that T was in the 
wavt; imnjediately behind Haron. about ten yards between us. The advance 
continued steadily, in spit<^ of the heavy sheiling, and soon we canii- under 
extremely heavy rifle fire. Tiiere was a low ridge, a few feet Iiigh, in front, of ns 
so a company was rushed up to hold it at all costs, because it was of tremendous 
strat^ei-'ic imimrtance. They only just got there in time, for the Turks were 
advancing ou it in large tmmbers, and were only a short distance away. Haron's 
wave and mini' continued to advance until we were within Ii'p >ards of tlic ridge. 
Here Haron and his comrades were sent back for amnnuiitiou, and wc; were 
ordered to lie down. The ground was hard mud, baked by tlic strong sun, and 
was much too hard for us to dig in, so we bad to lie there anti wait orders. The 
Turkish artillery ami rilU' lire kept up its intensity, and we had a very warm 
time indeed. One bullet tore its way between my equipment and my heart 
and another took the edge off one of my iiouches, but I was not touched. The sun 
was extremely hot. and I remember lying there hour after hour, wonderius when 
and where I should be hit. There were thousands of locusts creeping ov<-r us 
and biting our hands and faces, but it was courting death to move. Iu the after- 
noon the rifle fire died down and the shelling was iutermitteut. As the \vounded 
came pa.st us, we asked them the usual questions — Who had been hit, and how 
many cjusnalties, etc. 1 was very auxitms about Haron. and wondered how he 
got on. Then one of the wounded said. " Have yon seen Baronian 'i ' I sjiid, 
" No. Has he been hit ? ' He said, * No. poor chap, he's been killed,* and he 
pointed to a dead man lying about ten yards away. At first I couldn't realize it, 
1 was too dazed, but I rusb'ed forward and bent down over him. Yes, it was 
poor Haron, lying just as if be had gone to sleep. His eyes w<-re closed, and 
there was no sign of his being hit. Only a tell-tale little bullet hole in liis tunic 
showed wliere he bad been shot tlirough the stomach." The Head .Master of 
Bowdon College also wrote : ** He was one of our best, and upheld a v<Ty hi'jh 
standard during bis asc(;udancy as Prefect, captain of games, and hard-working 
member of tin; sixth form. 1 remember so well how he struggled and tussled 
with logic during Ids last y<'ar. He bad no liking for the subjc!ct. and was \oked 
to anothrtr lioy who had a taste for such matters. He certainly fulfilled my 
dictum : ' If you know it is your duty, take a pleasure iu it.* He held, in a 
remarkable degree, the .warm affection of masters and boys.*' and Professor 
Parker, of JIanchester University ; " Haron, who came with bis brother Ste])hcn 
when quite a boy to study Chinese with me for four years or more, from the vitv 
first impressed me by bis delicacy iu points of behaviour, and by his loyal atti- 
tude towards his elder brother. When he joined the O.T.C. he was naturally 
disappointed to find that there were difficulties in the way of obtaining a com- 
mission ; bnt. as the war progressed and ln' heard that one of his class-niat4's 
witli me had been killed, he announced to me that he had decided to enlist at 
the first possible moment. He came to dine at my house when in training at 
Birkenhead : cheerful under conditions of life so different frrn his comfortable 
Knutstord home, he was (eagerly looking forward to ' the front ' somewliere. 
That was the last I saw of liim, though he several times WTOte to me from Mcsopo- 
tamia. always full of service and duty." Vnm. 



BARRACLOUGH, G., Private. No. 9U09. 
llegt. ; served with the Expeditionary Fore* 
Oct. 1914. 



in 



Battn. 
France 



Thi' East ^'ork9hire 
; killed in action 28 





BARRAT. WILLIAM TOPLEY, 2nd Lieut.. 
l:!1b (Service) liattn. Tin- .Manchi'ster Begt. 
2nd son of .losiah Bariat, of Woolwich, S.E.. 
b\ bis wile, l-;iizabi'tli, dau. of William Toph^y; 
b. Woolwich. S.E.. 3 Feb. 1877; edue. at 
Koan School, Greenwich. S.l-^ ; joined tin- 
2nih liattn. The County of London Regt. in 
.hilv. 1915 : was gazetted 2ud l>ieut. Man- 
ebester Uegt. Aug. 1910. being sent to Serbia 
in Oct.. and died of wounds there 2Cy April, 
1 1117. r.uried there. His CoIr)nel wrote: 
■ lb- did dimply magnificently. In spite of 
^.■\ere wounds be went on encouraging his men 
and belpiiLg them in every way. 11 is men 
eatni()t speak too highly of his spli-ndid bravery 
and pluck." He m. in 190.'>. (;ertrude (58. 
\delaide Koad. Brockley, S.K.), dan. of Geofgc 
l^rnest Clark, of Bromley, co. Kent, and hai 
ilirec ebiliinii : .loan, &. 2 Jan. 1908 ; Shirley, 
h. 7 .Ian, 1911. and I'n^nia, h. 22 Jan. 1914. 



William Topley Barrat. 



BARRETT, ALEC, Private, No. 26483, 1st 
liattn, (irenadier (Iviards, yst. s. of Albert 
Barrett, of 93. Clarendon Road, Leeds, Incorporated Accountant, by his wife, 
Hannah llushforth, dau. of William Lister; b. Leeds, co. York, 31 Oct. 1807 ; 
educ. Leeds Grammar School ; enlisted 30 Aug. 1916 ; served with the Kxpedi- 
tionary Force iu France ami Flanders from 3 April, and was killed in action at 
Elvtrdinghe 22 July. 1917. Buried in the Bluet Farm British Cemetery, three- 
(juarters of a mile north of Elvcrdinghe and three and a quarter miles north-west 
of Y'pres ; *//(»(. 

BARRETT. ARCHIE JAMES, JLM., Sergt., No. 340, 6th (Service) Battn. 
The Bu(fs (East Kent Uegt.), s. of Albi-rt Samuel Barrett, of 12, Rus.sell Place, 
Blackheatb, London, S.E., Coachman, by his wife, Minnie, dau. of James 
Padgham ; b. Lee, London. S.E., 10 April. 1895; educ. Invicta School. Black- 
iieath, S.E., and Cn-euwicb Flemeutary School : was a Clerk ; enlisted 29 Aug. 
1914; served with the l^xfieditionary Force in France and Flanders from May, 
1915 ; was wounded in .March, 1910, and was killed in action 13 Sept. following. 
His Commanding (Ulicer wrote : " Hi^ was a most tactful fellow during the most 
trying and desperate times, and his gallant conduct and conscientious work won 
for him brotherly love from ail ranks. His good work liad been noticed 
tlirougbout tlie battalion, and bad he been spared, he would shortly have 
achie\('d L'reatiT greatne^ss." He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery 
on the lield during the ojierations on the Somme ; irnm. 
BARRETT. LINDSAY ALFRED, M-C. Major. 1st Battn. (.'ilh Foot) The 



Northimiberland Fusiliers, >^t. 
Chester-le-Street. co. Durham. 




Lindsay A. Barret 



of Charles BoMo Barrett, of Whitehill Hall. 
J. P.. and chairman of the Durham ('onnty 
Heeniiting Cfunmittee, by his wife, Mary 
Deliiiar. dau. of Alfred Barry; 6. Si-aham, co, 
|)nili;mi, 8 July, 1891; educ. AInmouth Pre- 
|iara1(iry School, Wellington College, and the 
Knyal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 
2iiti Lient. 1st Nortluimbcrlaiul I'nsiliers 15 
.Mareli. 1911, and served in Didia ; promoted 
Lieut. 13 Aug. 1914, Capt. 2<) Aug. 1915, and 
Major Jan. 1916, and at the time of his death 
was iu command of the 4th (Territorial) Battn. 
Yorkshin* llegt.; went to France 13 Aug. 
1914. with the Expeditionary Force, and 
served at the front continuously until his death. 
1 )n ring 1 1 le retreat from Mons he acted as 
galloper to his Brigadier : from Nov. 1914, 
to ^lay. 1915. was Adjutant to the 1st liattn., 
and from then to Dec. Adjutant of the 6th 
(Service) Battn. ; returned as Capt. to the 
1st Battn., and was almost inunediately 
appointed to the Divisional Staff; as Temp. 
Major 1 Jan. 1916, he assumed command of 
the 4th (Service) Battn. of the Yorkshire 
llegt. Mentioned in Despatches t L<>'»lo» Gazettes. 17 Feb. 1915, and 1 Jan. 
191(11, and awarded the Military Cross. He was shot through the head by a 
sniper and killeil instantaneously, whilst going his round of the tirst-line trenches. 
17 Marc-b, 19U1, on Hill 00, Y'prcs. Buried the following day at Poperinghc. 
The Adjutant, 4th Yorkshire Regt., wrote: "The way he put heart into the 
battalion, after it had been badly knocked about, was extraordinary, and we all 
think that it was a very great honour to have Ijeen commanded by him." Unm. 
BARRETT, WALTER, Private, No. 7579. fith (Service) Battn. The Buffs 
(East Kent Regt.). v. of William Barrett, of Church Road, Castle Camps, co. 
Cambridge, bv his wife. Harriet, dau. of William Osborne ; b. Castle Camps 
aforesaid. 2 .March, 1896 ; educ. Castle Camps School ; was a Farm Labourer ; 
enlisted in the Butfs in June. 1915;- served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France from March, 1910, and was killed in action at the Battle of Arras 9 
April, 1917. Puried to the West of Arras ; vnm. 

BARROW, EDMUND SPROSTON KNAPP, 2nd Lieut., 4th (Extra Reserve), 
attd. I4th (Si-rvice). Uattn. The Royal Warwickshire Regt., 4th and yst. s. of 
the late Major Robert Knapp Barrow, C.M.G., 27th Inniskillings, by his wife. 
Elizabeth, dau. of George Nicholas ; b. 13 Sept. 
1882 ; was employed by the Bank of British 
West Africa, and stationed at Grand Bassam ; 
eii[i--ted 18 Oct. 1915; obtained a commission 
5 Srjtt. 191(1; served with the Expeditionary 
Forc(r in France and Flanders, and was killed 
in action near Oppy, 8 May, 1917. by a siiell. 
linricd at Arleux-en-GoheUe. His Colonel 
wrote : " Your husband was one of my be-st 
and most promising officers — brave, energetic, 
and hard-working. He was most popular with 
all ranks, and by his death the battalion has 
sntfercd a great loss." and a lirother officer : 
■■ I was in command of the company when he 
was killed, and it was one of the most trying 
times the battalion has had in the trenches. 
Through it all lie was perfectly happy, and did 
bis duty with the conscientiousness and 
thoroughness he always disi)layed in anything 
he was asked to do. I should like to let you 
know that he was with me in a previous trying 
experience. We were in a position which had 
just been cnpttned, when we were attacked by the Boches during the night. 
1 had to ask him to advance with his platoon to the help of the front .ine. He 




Edmund S. K. Barrow. 



The Roll of Honour 



we all rciilizt! that wc can never 
He m. in London, l:i Sept. 1916, Claire Verveine, yst. 



BARRO\VMAN, 




Robert W. Barrowman. 



collected his platoon together, steadied them, and advanced under very heavy 

shell fire in the coolest manner possible. 1 shall always remember him on that 

occasion; he was an example to everyone 

have a braver comrade. 

dau. of Ernest Rutfer. 1 

ROBERT WISHART, Private, No. 2174, 2-lth {Ser\ice) I 
Battn. (2nd Sportsman's) The Royal Fusiliers 
(City of London Kegt.). only «. of the late 
David Barrowman, Inspector of Poor, Registrar 
and Collector for the Parish of Eastwood, by 
his wife, Christina (Kineddar, Mansewood, 
Pollokshaws. Olascow), dau. of Robert Wishart ; 
b. Shawlands, 01as!;'ow, 17 March, 1893; cduc. 
Shawlands Aeadeniy ; Glasgow High School, 
and tlie Agricultural College, Glasgow ; was 
employed by Arcliibald Stewart, House Fur- 
nisher, Glasgow, as a Salesman ; enlisted 4 
Dec. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from Nov. 1915 ; 
was wounded at the Battle of the Somme 
29 July. 191(i, but rejoined his regiment soon 
afterwards, and died a prisoner of war at 
Douai 2 May, 1917, from wounds received in 
action on the Sunken Road at Oppy 29 April. 
Buried in the cemetery there. An N.C.O. in 
the platoon wrote : " He was a brave soldier, 
who always did his duty nobly, and was 
beloved by the boys of the regiment." Umn . 

BARRY, WILLIAM THOMAS HENRY, Sergt., Xo. 70016. 3rd Troop, 
'* A " Squadron. Berkshire Yeomanry (T.F.), eldest s. of Frederick William 
Barry, Chief Assistant, Royal Library', Windsor Castle, by his wife, Ellen Lucy, 
dau, of John Henry Weatherhead : h. Windsor. 7 Aug." 1892 ; educ. Victoria 
Street Schools there; was subsequently Junior Assistant at the Royal Library. 
Windsor Castle, where a brass memorial tablet has been placed to his memory ; 
joined the Berks I'eomanry 12 March, 1912 ; volunteered for foreign service 
on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 ; left for Egypt in April, 1915 ; served with 
the Medit^^rranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli from Aug. to Oct. 1915 ; 
returned to Egypt in Nov. 1915. being for a time attached to the Brigade Head- 
quarters ; took part in the Solium Expedition in pursuit of the Senussi. the 
fighting on the Nile, and at A>'un Mu-;a. including tlie Neklil Expedition; pro- 
ceeded to Palestine in Feb.. anil died tlu-n- 19 April, 1917. from wounds received 
in action before Gaza. Buried at Tel-el-Jemnii. He was a keen sportsman, 
being a i)rominent member of the Royal Household Cricket XI., and played 
football for the Royal Household Football Club ; unm. 

BRERETON -BARRY, WILLIAM ROCHE, 2nd Lieut., 9th (SerWce) Battn- 
The Royal Dul'lin Fusiliers, 2nd .v. of His Honour Judge Ralph Brereton- Barry, 
K.C., of Langara, Glenageary, co. Dublin, by liis wife, Claire, dau. of William 
Roche, late Crown Solicitor for the county of Limerick ; b. DubHn, 11 Jan. 1899 ; 
educ. The Oratory School, Birmingham." and at Trinity College, Dublin, where 
he was an Undergraduate on the outbreak of war, and a member of the O.T.C. ; 
gazetted 2nd Lieut. 10th Battn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers Feb. 191G ; served 
through the Irish Rebellion in April, 1916 ; proceeded to France in March. 1917, 
and served with the Expeditionary Force there. In the advance of the 16th 
Division at Frezenberg, on 16 Jan. 1917, he was severely wounded in the left 
arm, but refused to go to the dressing station, and went forward with lus men, 
leading an advance on an enemy strong point near Vampir Farm, in the course of 
which his right leg was shattered by a shell. On the morning of 17 Aug. he sent 
a note by a runner to the Adjutant of his battalion, saying that he was in a 
shell-hole within the German lines ; search parties were sent out on that night, 
but failed to find him, and he is now assumed to have been killed in action 
17 Aug. 1917. An officer wrote : " He was a splendid fellow ; whenever I miii- 
tion his name, both officers and men speak of liim as one who was respected In- 
all, because he knew his job, and did it with pluck and cheerfidness. The Army 
could do with hundreds like him." He was awarded a Parchment Certificate 
signed by (ieneral Hickie, for gallant conduct and devotion to duty on 16 April, 
1917 ; unm, 

BARTHOLOMEW, WILLIAM JOHN HARGREAVES, Private, No. 3n71(). 
1st Battn. (11th Foot) The Devonsliire Regt., s. of the latv William Bartholonitw, 
by his wife, A. (43, BeJgrave Road, Portswood, near Southamprnii). dan, oi ih-- 
late John Hargreaves. of Eastleigh ; b. St. Denys, Sourliani|.ron. i". HanU. 
26 Dec. 1894 ; educ. Portswood Council School there ; was an Assistant Roller- 
man in the Flour Mill ; enlisted 3 Jan. 1917 : served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France from 19 March, and was killed in action near Hooge 4 Oct. 
following ; unnt. 

BARTLE, THOMAS WILLIAM, 2nd Lieut.. R.F.C., eldest s. of Thomas 
William Bartle, of Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, by his wife. Susan .\nn 
Elizabeth, dau. of David Wilkinson; b. Castlemaine, Victoria Australia. 2 Oct. 
1894 ; educ. there ; was a Schoolmaster at a high school in the Fiji Islands ; 
joined the Australian infantry Feb. 1916, attaining the rank of Sergt. ; came 
to England in July ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.F.C. April, 1917, and was killed 
in an aerial collision 16 June following, while training at Lincoln ; num. 

BARTLETT, P., Private, No. 8319, 2nd Battn. The Royal Irish Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 23 Aug. 1914. 

BARTLETT, HARRY STEVEN, L.-Corpl., No. 17787, 2nd Battn. (67th 
Foot) The Hampshire Regt.. eldest s. of John 
Steven Bartlett, Gardener, bv his wife. Annie 
Elizabeth; 6. Gosport. co. Hants. 30 Oct. 
1895 ; educ. Whitworth Road School there : 
was a Porter at Messrs. Hooper's : enlisted 
25 May, 1915; served iu Egypt from 22 Nov. 
following, also with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders, and died at No. 19 
Casualty Clearing Station 24 April. 1917. from 
woimds received in action. Buried in the sol- 
diers' cemetery near where he fell. Mr. Hooper, 
his employer, wrote : " I shall miss him most ; 
since his loss to me to take up the good cause for 
wliich he, like thousands of others, have given 
their lives, I have discovered his worth as a 
faithful employee ; he was well loved by us 
all here, and liked by all his numerous cus- 
tomers ; especially at Lee-on-the-Solent he will 
be mourned. I was hoping for the time 
when he would return to me to take a far 
u-,.^, c»„^«„ Roftiot« better position, for I had great confidence 

Harry Steven Bartlett. .^ j^^ capabilities." He m. at Portsmouth, 

17 July, 1014, Katlileen Emily (44. Manchester Road, Fratton, Portsmouth), 
dau. of Mark Charles Foster, of Fratton. and had a dau., Kathleen Edith, 6. 11 
Sept. 1915. 





BARTLETT, R., L -Sergt.. No. 10029, Ist Battn. The Loyal North Lancashire 

Regt. ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 23 Oct. 

1914. 

BARTLETT V. P., Private, No. 10281. 1st Battn. The Shropshire Light 

Infantry ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 23 

Oct, 1914. 

BARTLETT. W., Private. No. 7682, 1st Battn. The Northamptonshire Regt. ; 

served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in actioa 17 Sept. 1914. 

BARTLEY, WILLIAM JAMES, Master Mariner in Merchant Senice, only 
s of James Bartlev of Polruan, retired Master Mariner, by Ills wife, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Thomas Mutton ; b. Lenteglos, Fowey, 10 Aug. 1866 ; cduc. Polruan 
Council Schools ; died from exposure in the Atlantic, about G April, 1917 ; 
after leaving iiis ship Annitina of Loudon, which was set on fire, he drifted in 
a small boat for ten davs without food. He m. at Devonport, 7 Oct. 1893, 
Belinda (Glvsou, Polruan), dau. of Charles Hawken, of Polruan, and had a dau., 
Elizabeth May, b. 5 May, 1895. 

BARTON, EDWIN WILLIAM, 2nd Lieut., 5th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Lancasliire Fusiliers, eldest s. of the late William 
J. Barton, Assistant Master, Owen's School ^ 
Islington, N. ; b. Finchley, N., 7 Nov. 1891 ; 
I'duc. Swansea Grammar School ; Universitj' 
College, Aberystw>'th, where he graduated 
with First Class Honours in Economics in 1912,- 
also with the Gladstone Memorial prize, and 
in 1913 was awarded Thomas Stephens'' 
Scholarship, the Board of Agriculture Be-- 
seareh Scholarslup. and proceeded to the- 
Research lustitute for Agricultural Economics, 
Oxford, and graduated M.A. (Wales). 1915 ;- 
• •[i the outbreak of war he was called to the 
liniird of Agricxdture to undertake some special 
iniiuiries and reports; joined the Artists' 
Rifles in 1915 : obtained a commission 4 June, 
1916, and died 27 April, 1917, of illness con- 
tracted wlule on home service. Buried at St. 
.lames's in Birch. Rusholme, Manchester. 
He m. at Jlanchester, 31 Oct. 1916, Marjorie 
Edwin William Barton. Donne, elder dau. of Professor J. J. Findlay, 

of Manchester, M.A. 
BARTON, FREDERICK St. JOHN, Capt., 2nd Battn. (67th Foot) The 
Hanijisbire Regt.. 4th s. of Robert Barton, of Lalla Rookh, Gleuferrie Road, 
MalviTu, Victoria, formerly Deputy Master of Melbourne Branch. Royal Mint, 
by liis wife. Catherine \tnour; b. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 6 May, 1876; 
educ. Toorak College, near Melbourne : volunteered and enlisted in the 5th 
Victoria Coutingeut during the South African War ; was then transferred as 
S.Tirt. to tlie Rhodesian Artilkrv. and afterwards gazetted 2nd Lieut. 2nd Battn. 
Hainp^liir.- Regt. 19 May, 1900. being promoted Lieut. 21 March. 1902. and 
Capt. 22 Jan. 1907; took part iu the operations in Rhodesia May, 1900. and 
in tliL- rrausva.d and west of Pretoria in May to June. 1901 ; and in the Orange 
River Colony July to Oct. 1901 (Queen's Medal with four chisps : King's Medal 
with two clasps) ; was Adjutant to the 1st Battn. from 21 March, 1909, to 20 
March. 1912, and to the 4th Territorial Battn. from 6 Nov. 1912 : went to India 
witli his battalion in Oct. 1914, after the outbreak of the European War, and 
from there to Mesopotamia in March, 1915, and was killed in action at the Battle 
of N:isiriyeh 24 July following. He was mentioned in Despatches [London 
iiazitte. 6 Ajiril. 1916], for his services in the Euphrates operations. 24 June to 
2tl July. 1915. He m. at Merrow, 24 Aug. 1914, Cicely Theodora (Hensley, 
Merrow. Guildford, co. Surrey), dau. of Alfred Bulraer Johnson, and had a son, 
RobiTt Fred'-rick. b. {i)Osthumous) 31 Aug. 1915. 

BARTON, HARRY FREDERICK. Private, No. 9029, 9th (Service) Battn. 
The Butfs (East Kent Regt.), 6th s. of Stephen Barton, of 31, Peter Street, 
Dover. Labourer, by his wife, Emma, dau. of George Harman ; b. Dover, 
9 April, 1896 : educ' Buckland Schools there ; enlisted 20 Jan. 1916 ; served 
witli thr Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 27 June, 1916, and 
wa< killi-d in action at the Battleof the Sonune6 Sept, following. His Command- 
insz Olhcer wrote : " Your brother. I find, after making inquiries, was sliot 
right througii the body, and the man in the same gim team who was \vith 
him at the time saw him fall right back into a shell-hole. The gun, of 
course, had to go forward, and the men could not stay with liim. and nothing 
more was seen of him. He was a most excellent soldier, always cheerful, quite 
one of the best in my platoon." I'nm. 

BARTON. THOMAS EYRE, 2nd Lieut. 4th (Extra Reserve) Battn. The 
Royal Irish, Rifles, 3rd and yst. s. of the late Cliarles William Barton, of Glen- 
dalough House Annamoe, co. Wicklow. J. P.. by his wife, Agnes Alexandra 
Frances, dau. of the Rev. Charles Childers, of Nice, France, Canon of Gibraltar ; 
b. Glendalough House aforesaid. 15 Aug. 1884 ; educ. Fettes College, Edinburgh, 
and Trinity Hall. Cambridge : joined the Royal Naval Air Ser\ice Oct. 1914, 
and served with the Armoured Car Section in Gallipoli : was invalided home in 
Nov. 1915. with fever; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Irish Rifles 14 Dec. ; went 
to France 15 JIay. 1916. and was killed in action near Ovillers, during the night 
of 15-16 July following, while leading a charge. Buried west of 0\iUers. His 
Company Commander WTOte of him that he was very popular with all ranks : 
the idol of the men, the life of their company mess, and that his courage was 
magnificent ; unm. 

BARTON, VIVIAN ALFRED, 2nd Lieut., C Battery, 162nd Brigade, Royal 
Field .\rtilKTy. yr. *■. of Richard James Barton, of 8. Sorrento Terrace. Dalkey, 
CO. Dublin, bv his wife. Florence Caroline, dau. of the late Charles Stephens : 
b. Donnybrook, co. Dublin, 29 May. 1883 ; educ. St. Columba's College. Rath- 
Faruliam. co. Dublin ; enlisted in June. 1915 ; obtained a commission in Jan. 
1916 ; s.rv.-d with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from June, 
1917, and wa-; killed in action near Ypres 21 Sept. following. Buried in Rening- 
helst new ^Military Cemetery, south-west of Ypres ; unm. 

BARTON, W„ Corpl., No. 6428, 2nd Battn. The Essex Rcg:t. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

BARTON, WILLIAM DUNN, Rifleman, No. 32109. The Kings Royal Rifle 
Corps, s-. of Thomas Barton, of 23. Somer\ille Road. Penge, S.E.. by his wife. 
Eliza ; b. Shepherd's Bush, London, W.. 7 Feb. 1887 ; educ. Alexandra Board 
School. Beckenham, S.E. ; was employed at Cannon Street Station for 14A 
years, 10 of which he served as a Clerk ; worked on munitions till 17 A"g. 1916. 
when he enlisted in the King's Royal Rifles ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders, and died 19 March. 1917. from wounds received in action 
two days previously. Buried in Grovetown Cemetery. He m. at St. George's 
Church, Westminster Bridge Road, London. S.W.. 2 June, 1911, Emily Ada. dau. 
of Philip Sandell. and had two dans. : Doris Emily, b. 10 Feb. 1915, and Gladis 
Lilian, b. (posthumous) 21 March, 1917. 

BARTRAM, ALAN, 2nd Lieut., 4th (Territorial) Battn. Princess Charlotte 
of Wales's (Royal Berksliire Regt.), yst. s. of the late Richard Bartram, Solicitor 



TOL. HI. 



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and Member of liOndon School lioani. by his witV. Alin- (Fnii Ia-.x. Ki-h'oss 
Roud, London, X.).. dau. of Joseph Tlioiuas Preston : h. London. 10 April, 
1881 ; edue. Islintiton Hiyli sdiool : was an Klrenical l-Jmiiu'er ; enlisted 
voluntarily in Nov. 1914: gazetted 2nd Lieut. July, VM'y : went to France 
23 Dec. followinu, and was killed in action 14 Aug. lOlfi; num. 



servrci with the l-^xiieditionary 



BARTROP. \V. B.. Ser^it.. Xo. 22097, K.K.A. ; 
Force in France ; killed in action la Sept. 1914. 

BARL'GH, T. \V., Private, Xo. 7919, 1st Uattn. The Uoyal Irish Fusiliers; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died (as a prisoner of war) 
I Sept. 1914. 

BASPORD, BROMLEY ALFRED, 2nd Lieut.. Oth (Service) Uattn. The 
Leicestershire Ket^t.. eldest X. of Bromley liasford. of ICa-sedale. liurton Jtoad. 
Derbv. Senior I'rojuictor of the " Derby Daily Telegraph," by his wife, 
Louie, dau. of the late William Smith; h. Derby, 18 June. 1879; edue. Whit- 
worth School there : was for a number of years employed in the Editorial Depart- 
ment of tlio " Derby Daily Teleiirapli," after whieii he took part in the Comniercial 
Department, and was Business Manager at the time of enlisting in Oct. 1915 : 
joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. ; obtained a commission n Sept. I91(i ; served 
with the t;x|)editionary Force in France and Flanders; was killed in action 
near Vpres by a stray siiell. 4 Oct. 1917, wliile returning to the trenches after 
resting. Uuried in Bedford House Cemetery, ntar Vjtres. His Counnanding 
Officer wrote : " It has really been a most awful blow to myself and my coni- 
I)any officers, and to all the men : in fact, I can sincerely say to the whole bat- 
talion. He was most pop\ilar with all tin- officers and men. and by his own platoon 
and men was almost idolized. His cheery disposition under very trying con- 
ditions was wonderful. His death was instantaneous. He was marcliing up 
to the line with tlie company when an odd shell fell at the iiead of his platoon, 
killing liim, another officer, a corporal and fi\e men. His death was caused by 
the shock of the explosion. He was not actually hit by any bits of the shell. 
It was a most awful experience, and naturally upset tiic whole company very 
much. He was buried side by side with the other otlic<T and men. and a cross 
lias been erected. Since then one of my officers. Lieut. T. W. Cox. has Ijeen 
round and seen the grave, and everything is quite all riuht. I can only say 
iie was a very fine officer and gentleman." He m. at Derby, Constance Annie 
dan. of Henry Buckley, of Derby ; s.p. 

BASNETT, J., L.-Corpl., Xo. 7875, 2nd Battn. The Royal Scots : served with 
the Kxjx^ditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 27 Aug. 1914. 

BASS, A. J., IMivate. Xo. 8253. 3rd Battn. The Oxford and Bucks Light 
Infantry ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 
21 Oct.' 1914. 

BASSETT, PERCY NICHOLAS, Private, Xo. 12641, 8th (Service) Battn. 
The Buffs (East Kent Regt.), x. of John Allen Bassett. of 6, X'ewtown, Ram.sey, 
CO. Kent. Labourer, by his wife. Elizabeth, dau. of Mathew Scott ; b. Ramsey 
aforesaid, 1S97 ; edue." there ; enlisted 1 April. 1916; served with the i'2xpedi- 
tionarv Force in France and Flanders from the following Aug.. and died of wouiuis 
12 Aug. 1917 ; num. 

BATE, JOHN RICHARD. Private, s. of Thomas Alfred Bate, of 29. Cresswell 
Street, Pogmoor. Miner, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Long, of Barnsley. 
and brother to Private W. Bate {q.v.) ; 6. Carlton, co. York, 1894 ; edue. South 
Kirby, near Wakefield ; was a Miner ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders, and was killed in action 31 July, 1917. 
BATE, T., Private, Xo. 9544, 3rd Battn. The Worcestershire llegt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 20 Sept. 1914. 
BATE, THOMAS, Lieut., l/5th (Territorial) Battn. The Royal M'clsli Fusiliers. 
2nd and only surv. s. of Thomas Bate, of Kelslerton. co. Flint, and iiis wife. 
Perenna, dau. of William Owen, of Blessington. co. Wicklow ; (>. Kelsterton, 
1 July. 189l> ; edue. FontliilL East Grinstead . 
and Shrewsbury. He took up farming in 
Australia after leaving school ; returned home, 
and having a commission in the Royal Welsh 
l-'usiliers (T.F.) in the early months of 1914, 
eontinued with them on the outbreak of war, 
and with then\ trained in England till July, 
1915 ; subsequently went with them to Oalii- 
poU : served with the Egyptian Expeditionary 
Force in Egypt and Palestine, and was killed 
in action near Gaza 2f> March. 1917. His 
Colonel wrote : " He died in a noble manner, 
leading and encouraging his men in the attack 
on the Turkish position on 2(» March. All 
who were near him during the attack bear 
witness as to liis gallant conduct throughout 
this day up to the time of his deatli. He was 
always to the fore, and showed an utter dis- 
regard to his own personal safety. . . . He 
was a fine fighting soldier and a favouritt; 
with all ranks. I have put his name forward 
for recommendation, and I hope it will go 
through. You have every reason to feel intensely proud of him," and his 
servant : " He died a hero, if ever tliere was one. He was one of our best 
officers: his old platoon loved him. I lost my best friend when 1 lost Capt. 
Bate ; I shall never forget hira as long as I live. His first thought was about 
his men, and himself after. I never had a better master." He was mentioned 
in Despatches [London Gazette, 22 .May, 1917], for gallant and distinguished 
service in the field ; tnim. 

BATE, WALTER, Private, Xo. 6274, l/5th 
(Territorial) Battn. The Y'ork and Lancaster 
Regt.. 2nd s. of Thomas Alfred Bate, of 29, 
Cresswell Street, Pogmoor, JNIiner, by his wife , 
Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Long, of Barnsley ; 
and brother to Private J. R. Bate (q.v.); b. 
Bloxwich. CO. Stafford, 19 X^ov. 1896 ; edue . 
St. John's School, Barnsley ; was a Collier ; 
joined the 5th York and Lancaster Regt. 3 May, 
1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from 4 Dec. 1916, and 
died at Xo. 2 Casualtv Clearing Station 15 
March. 1917. Lieut. J. E. Patterson wrote ; 
" He was a very popular boy, and I was 
particularly fond of him." Unm. 
BATEMAN, CHARLES, Private, Xo. 24950, 
2nd Battn. (89th Foot) Princess Victoria's 
(Roval Irish Fusiliers), s. of Charles Bat^?man ; 
h. Sheffield. 4 Dec. 1893 ; edue. Pye Bank 
School there ; enlisted in Aug. 1914 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders ; subsequently proceeded to Salonika, 




Thomas Bate. 





Charles Bateniun. 



Walter Bate. 



and then to Egvjit and Palestine, and was 
killed in action tliere 7 Xov. 1917. Buried at 
Abii Hareira. He m. at Shelfield. 20 Dee. 
r.tl 1. Clara (3 court. 1 house. Fowler Street, 
shritielil ). ti;m. of (— ) Ivnowles ; *■./). 
BATES, A., Scrgt.. Xo. 5865, 1st Battn. The 
Llneolnsliire RcKt. ; served with the Expedi- 
t ionar\- Force in France ; killed in action 
24 Au'_'. 1914. 

BATHGATE, W., Private, Xo. :i50. 1st Battn. 
I'lie {^irdon Highlanders ; served with the 
Kxpiditiunarv Korei- in France: killed in 
action 21 Sept, 1914. 

BATSON, ROBERT EVELYN, 2nd Lieut., 
14th (Service) Battn. The Cheshire Regt.. 
attd. The Lancasliire Kusiliers, yr. s. of Robert 
liatson, of Harmony Hall. Christ Church. 
Bardados. West Indies. Collector of Taxes, 
I'v his wife. Sarah Elizabeth, dan. of Edward 
I'oster. of Bonyun, .\pes Hill : h. St. James, 
Barbados. '.) June. 1899; edue. The Foniuhition School. Clirist Chur<-h. Bar- 
bados; was a Clerk, and at the time of the outbreak of war was in Atiuriea ; 
came to England July, 1915; gazetted 2ud Lieut. The Clieshire Keiit. 7 Aug. 
following; went to France 6 July. 1916. attached to the Lacashire l-'u-;!liers, 
and was killed in action there 10 Oct. following; unm. 

BATSON. WILLIAM STEWART, Sub-Lieut.. K.N., yr. s. of Col. Herbert 
Batson, ot Franklyn. l-ixeter. C.B., by his wife, l^lla Florence, dau. of lldnnind 
Snow ; h. Itlv. near Kxeter. 23 Jan. 1897 : ednc. IN-ncarwick. Exeter, and Exi'ter 
School ; also at the Hoval Naval College. Osl)orne. and at Dartmouth ; served 
as Midshiprnaij in H.>LS. Cornwall <lurin'.: the Battle of the Falkland Islands 
in 1914. anil in H.M.S. Warspitc in the Jutland Battle ill May. 1916 ; was after- 
wards on Destroyer duty, and was killed 21 Oct. 1917. in a collision at sea. 
He was a keen cricketer, and jjlayed in tlie Dartmouth XI. ; iinm. 

BATTERSBY, CARYL LIONEL MORSE, 2ud Lieut., 2nd Battn. (105th 
Foot) The King's Own (Yorkshire Liglit Infantry), only s. of Caryl .Tames 
iJattersby, of Broomgrove Road, Shetfield, lormi'rly Second Master of Bradford 
(irammar School, some time Scholar of Em- 
iTianui-I College. C'ambridge. by his wife, Eliza 
.Mice. dau. of the late Thomas Freeman Morse, 
of the Inner Temple: and only gdson. of the 
late Rev. James Battersby, su(;cessively Vicar 
of St. Simon's and St. James's. Shelfield ; b. 
Bradford, CO. York, 26 July. 1895; edue. 
i;n<iiingt,on Grammar School, and King 
Ldw^ird VII. School, Sheffield, where he ex- 
eillr.i ill sports of every kind ; intended to 
enter the legal profession, and won a scbolarshiji 
tenalile in thcF'aculty of Law at the Fniversity 
o! Shertiiid ; but on the outbreak of war deciih'd 
t(i join the Army ; passed third into Sandhurst 
in Dee, 1914. obtaining a Brize Cadet ship ; 
was gazetted 2nd Lieut. King's Own (Yorkshire 
Light Infantry) 12 May. 1915 ; was detained 
in England for a considerable timi^ owing to a 
motor-cycle accidcTit. during which time he 
took the Grenadier instructor's Special Certifi- 
cate, and snbsequentl> did effective work in 
training men as bombc-rs : served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from March, 19H5 ; took part, in 
the Battle of the Somme, being appointed Bombing Officer to his battalion : 
took part in the operations north of Albert ; was reported wounded and missing 
after leading his men into action near Beaumont Hamd 18 Xov. following, and 
in Aug. 1917 was oificially reported killed in action on the previous date. 
Buried in the British Cemetery between Beaumont Hamel and Serre. His 
Colonel wrote : " He was a most \ ahiable otHcer and loved by us all. He was 
a great enthusiast on bombs, and a line soldier. I feel his loss severely. I bust 
saw him just before the attack started. He was as cool and cheerfui as if on 
a peace-time parade. He gave a fine example of endurance to the men, and 
you must feel very proud of him." rnm. 

BATTY, CHARLES FREDERICK, 2nd Lieut.. 10th (Service) Battn. The 
Durham Light lufantr>\ eldest .s. of l-'rederiek Batty, of Beverhohne, Darlitigton. 
by Ills wife. Lily. dan. ot the late Charles Buckley, of Oldham; and gdsoii. of 
the late Alderman Battv, a former Lord Mavor of JIanchester: b. Ottumwa. 
Iowa, U.S.A., 28 April, "l896 ; edue. Mill Hill School, London, and University 
College, Oxford, where lie obtained a C'lassical Scholarsliip, and was in residence 
during one term; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 10th Durham Light Infantrv from 
the Oxford University O.T.C. 28 Xov. 1914 ; went to France 18 Oct. 1915" ; was 
appointed a Brigade Bombing Instructor, and afterwards junior Bombing Officer 
of the battalion, and was killed in action when on patrol duty at Ypres 19 Jan. 
1916. Buried at Essex Farm, Brielen, Ypres. His Colonel wrote : " He was an 
extremely good officer, and had done some excellent work since he came out, 
and everyone thought very lughly of him. . . . He was very popular with us 
all." rum. 

BATTY, WILLIAM, L.-Corpl. , Xo. i:n, 14th 
(Service) Battn. The York and Lancaster Regt.. 
eldest s. of Tliomas Batty, of 36, Windermere 
Uoad. (Queen's Hoad. Barnsley. by his wife. 
Harriett, dau. of William Ashton ; h. Barnsley, 
2!i April. 1892; edue. St. John's Day ScJiools 
tliere: was an Iron Moulder in the employ 
"if Messrs. Xeedham Brothers; enlisted 4 Jan. 
19L5 : served with the Expeditionary Force 
in I'ranee and Flanders, and was killed in action 
at Mebuterne 1 July, 1916. Burled there. He 
was a prominent member of the Hoyle Mill 
Sunday School and the Yo\mg .Men's Bible 
(lass : num. 

BAUMBACH, JOHN, Private, Xo. 12029, 
4tli Battn. The Duke of Cambridite's Own 
(Middlesex Regt.).3rd*. of Frederick Baumbach, 
of 27, Retreat Place, Hackne\ . E., by his wife, 
Amelia, dau. of ( — ) Finck ; b. London, E., 
24 Xov. 1889 ; was a Paint (irinder ; volun- 
teered and enlisted 12 Sept. 1914 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France from 
the following Xov., and was killed in action 20 July. 1915. He m. at St. Paul's, 
Bow Common, E.. Haimah Elizabeth (14, Knottisford Street, Green Street. 
Betlmal Green. E.). dau. of George William {and Hannah) Argent, and had a 
dau., Dorothy Rose, b. 17 April, 1914. 




Caryl L. M. Battersby. 




William Battv. 



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George Thomas Bax. 



BAVIN, ANTHONY JAMES, Ueut.. R.N., s. of the late Benjamin Bavin, 
Solicitor, by his wife, Alice Maud Mary (Great Plumst^ad House. Norwich), 
'lau. ol James Henry Stedman ; b. Xorwich, 15 Dec. 1893 ; educ. Stubbington 
House, Fareham. and Britannia College. Dartmouth : went to Osborne in 1906 ; 
was appointed Midshipman in H.M.S. Minotaur, Flagship on the China Station ; 
Sub-Lieut, in June, 1914. in H.M.S. Ambuscade, and Lieut. 30 Nov. 1915, in 
H.M.S. Mary Rose : took part in the Battle of Jutland, 31 May, 1916. and was 
killed in action 17 Oct. 1917. in an engagement with the enemy in the Xorth 
5ea. while escorting convoys from Scandinavia ; unm. 

BAX. GEORGE THOMAS, 2nd Lieut.. 15th Battery, Motor Machine Gun 
Ser%ice, elder s. of Harry Bax, of 21. Park 
Avenue, Wood Green. London. N.. Director 
of Messrs. Godfreys. Ltd., Motor Engineers, 
by his wife. Sarah Ann. dau. of Thomas 
Waters, of Boughton, co. Kent ; 6. Highgate . 
London. X., 31 March. 1890 ; educ. Higher 
Grade Schools, Wood Green. X., and on leaving 
there entered the office of a member of the 
London Stock Exchange ; but subsequently 
joined his father's firm, making a name as "a 
long-distance rider on the Scott two-stroke 
motor-cycle, and wa-s a recognized expert on 
internal combustion engines : joined the 
Motor Machine Gun Ser\ice in Aug. 191-1. 
after the outbreak of war. being gazetted 2nd 
Lieut, in Sept. 1915 : served with the Ex[>edi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 
Jan. 1915, and was killed in action near Ginchv 
7 Sept. 1916. Buried at Montauban. His 
Commanding Officer wrote : " We have lost 
a cheery comrade and shall sadly miss him . 
His men adored liim. and would have done 
an\i:hing for him. ... He was devoted to his work, and always ready to sacrifice 
personal comfort at the call of duty. In action he was always cool under fire, 
and set a splendid example to his men." Cum. 

BAYLISS, JOHN EDWIN, M.C., Major, Royal Field Artillery, s. of the late 
John Francis Bayliss, Accountant and Deputy Town Clerk to Rhvl Urban District 
i'ouncil, by his wife. Amy. dau. of the late Edwin Davis, of liristol ; b. Rhvl, 
17 March. 1892; educ. Clwyde Street C.E. School, and University College 'of 
Wales. Bangor, where he obtained Urst Class Honours in his B.Sc. Degree ; 
was awarded the 1851 Exhibition ; entered the Scottish works of Messrs. Xobello ; 
afterwards returned to the University: obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 
Oct. 1914 : promoted Lieut. Aug. 1915, Capt. Xov. 1916. and Major March, 
1917 : underwent training in Ireland : served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders : took part in the Battle of Loos ; was mentioned in 
Despatches by General (now F.M.) Sir Douglas Haig [London Gazette, 18 May, 
1917], and awarded the Military Cross [London Gazette, 26 July, 1917]. for con- 
spicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, in continuiny to register for some hours 
tiie guns of his battery from an exposed position, where he was subjected to very 
heavy shell fire : was wounded at Ypres on 29 Sept, 1917, and died at Xo. 61 
Casualty Clearing Station the same day. His Colonel wrote : " Your poor 
brother's death has been a great blow to me. He was a very efficient and gallant 
officer, and we could ill spare liim," and a brother officer : " Everyone loved 
him. There were misty eyes iii the mess when we heard the worst." Unm. 

BAYLISS, REGINALD BLENCOW^, 2nd 
Lieut.. 2nd Battn. <96th Foot) Tlu- Mancbrster 
Regt . 2nd *. of the Rev. Archibald Bayliss, 
of 12. St. Giles' Croft, Bevt-rley, Wesleyan 
Minister, by his wife, Mary James, dau. of 
Zaccheu-s Shrimpton. of Redditch, Xeedle 
Manufacturer : b. High Wycombe, co. Bucks, 
9 June. 1894 ; educ. Kingswood School, near 
Bath ; subsequently entered the Hull branch 
of the London Joint Stock Bank ; joined the 
Lincoln's Inns of Court O.T.C. 10 June. 1915 ; 
was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Manchester Regt. 
11 Dec. following, being apjjointed to the 
27th (Local Reserve) Battn.. and later to the 
2nd Battn. : served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from 15 July. 
1916, and was killed in action at Serre 18 
Xov. following. His Commander wrote of 
him as a most promising officer, and Capt. 
Keeley, of the 27th Battn., WTote : "• He did 
not know the meaning of fear, and was always 
persevering and conscientious in ail his duties, 
and his first thought was always for his men." 
Ftim. 

BAYLISS, WILLIAM, L.-CorpL, 9th (Ser- 
vice) Battn. Tlie Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 
elder s. of James Bayliss. of Belvedere, Mul- 
lingar, by his wife, Jane : b. Mullingar. 24 
April. 1882; educ. there: enlisted in March, 
1916 : served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France, and was killed in action near Ypres 
16 Aug. 1917. The Chaplain wrote : " He 
was a brave soldier, reliable in the presence 
of great danger. I have heard officers speak 
of him in the very highest terms, and he is 
nmch missed both by the officers and men of 
his company." Uiwi 

BEACHER, L. G. C, CorpI , Xo 2276, 1st 
Battn. The Royal Wanvickshire Kegt. ; served 
with the Expeditionarv Force in France ; 
died 14 Oct. 1914. 

BEALE, CLIFFORD WILLIAM. Lieut., 7th 

(.Service) Battn. The Royal Sussex Resrt.. only 

01 Allan Down. Rotherfield. co. Sussex; b. Kensington, 

:duc. Warren Hill. Eastbourne ; Harrow (Sir Arthur 




Reginald B. Bayliss. 




William Bayliss. 



«. of Dr. Clitford lieal 
London, W., 28 Au2. 1892 

Hort's House), and Gon\ille and Caius College, Cambridge, where he obtained 
a scholarship and graduated in the Xatural Science Tripos : enlisted on the 
outbreak of war as a Private in the Public Schools and University Battn. Aug. 
1914; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 7th Royal Sussex Regt. 26 Sept. 1914. and pro- 
moted Lieut. March, 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
from July, 1915, and was killed in action near Hulluch, 3 March. 1916, while 
in temporary command of a trench mortar batterj" covering an infantry advance. 
He shot for'Harrow at Bisley, and was an active member of the O.T.C. both at 
school and college, and was" captain of liis college boat club and of the crew 
which won the Thames Cup at Henley in 1914. He was keenly interested in 
Engineering, and was " ever devising some means to ensure greater ctficiency, 
and content only with the best." Unm. 



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BEALE, EDG.AR, Sergt., Xo. 3442, 16th Platoon. 19th (Service) Battn. (2nd 
Public Schools) The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.), only ;<. of Edgar 
Beale, of Middle Bourne, Farnham, Miller and Farmer, pVensham Mills, co. 
Surrey, by his wife, Katharine Ann, dau. of William Langrlshe, of Headley . 
CO. Hants; b. Frensham Mills aforesaid, 2 Dec. 1892; educ. Mr. Poole's Pre- 
paratory School. Hadleigh House, Littlehampton ; Lancing College, where he 
was a member of the School Corps, and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he gained 
an O.T.C. Certificate : was engaged in Mil'.ing and Farming ; joined the Public 
Schools Battn. Royal Fusiliers in Sept. 1914. after the outbreak of war ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Xov, 1915. when he 
commanded the 16th Platoon, and was killed in action on the La Bassee Road, 
between Annequin and Beuvry, 2 Jan. 1916. Buried in the Militarj" Cemeton* 
at Bethune ; unm. 

HEALING, S. T., Private, Xo. 7559. 1st Battn. The Duke of Comwalfs Lighs 
Infantrv ; served with the Exiw-ditionarv Force in France ; killed in action 
3 Oct. 1914 

BEAN, HAROLD KNOWXES, Lieut.-Col., Australian Army Medical Corps 
(3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance), only «. of the late Dex Bean, of Mossley. 
CO. Lancaster, Surgeon, by hLs wife, Mary Hannah, dau. of John Wilkinson 
Kuowk'S. of Spring House. Halifax : 6. Swinfieet, near Goole. co. York. 6 June. 
1857 ; educ. OweiH Col!c-ge, Manchester (now Victoria University), and Edin- 
burgh University, where he took his M.D. and B.Sc. degrees ; went to Aa-^traiia 
in 1887, and settled at Wallsend, Xew South AVales, where he continued to 
practise in the medical profi:^sion ; sen"ed with the Xew South Wales forces as 
a Lieut, in the South African War of 1900, and continued his ser\ice in the State 
Militia; held the rank of Major on the outbreak of the European War in 1914. 
and volunteered for active service ; was promoted Lieut.-Col., and went with 
the Australian forces to Egypt in command of a Light Horse Field Ambulance. 
going from there with hLs unit to Gallipoli. and after a few months wa.s invalided 
to England ; on recovery returned to Egypt, but contracted an illnt'ss. and died 
on board a hospital ship 23 Sept. 1916. Buried at sea. He m. at Melbourne , 
Australia, 2 Oct. 1889. Lucv Jane, dau. of Calvert Barker, and had a dau. 
Elizabeth Edith Freda, b. 29 March, 1895. 

BEARDER, A., Private. Xo. 10605, The Sherwood Foresters ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Sept. 1914. 

BEASLEY, HERBERT FREDERICK, Pri- 
\ate. Xo. G,22273, The Butfs (East Kent 
Kegt.). *. of William Beasley. of 66, Hunter 
Koad. Ilford, co. Essex, by his wife, Alice. 
dau. of Henrv Whitaker ; b. Bromlev-bv- 
liow, E., 5 July, 1898 ; educ. Fairfield Road 
Elementary School there ; was employed in 
the private laboratorv of Da\id Howard. D.L.. 
J. P. : enlisted 30 April, 1917; served with the 
Kxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from 2 Aug.. and died 30 Sept. following, from 
wounds received in action at Poperinghe . 
Buried there in the Xine Elms British Ceme- 
tery. An officer wrote : " Your son was in 
my platoon for two months, and during tliat 
time I learnt to admire him very much." Unm. 
BEATON, HARRY, Private. Xo. 9068, 2n<l 
liattn. (107th Foot) The Royal Sussex Regt. 
•-. of the late Alfred Beaton, by his wife. Mary 
Ann (22, Gloucester Place. Littlehampton, co. 
Sussex), dau. of the late Joseph (and Lucy) 
Ellis, of Epsom ; b. Headley, co. Surrey, 3t» 

' Oct. 1887 ; educ. there ; was a Gardener : 

^^^^ enlisted 29 Feb. 1916 ; served with the Expe- 

^^^^^^k ditionary Force in France and Flanders from 

^H^^^^^^^ the following June : w-is reported missing after 

^^T^ ^^ the fighting during the Battle of the Somme 

^^^^ ^ W on 15 July. 1916. and is now assumed to liavt- 

^^^^% wC'^ )>e<^n killed in action on that date ; unm. 

^Fi ' BEATON, KENNETH CORBETT, Private. 

^t ^ ^'o- W233. R.A.M.C., yst. s. of Angus Beaton. 

Vjl^ak^ of 53. Paisley Road. Glasgow, by his wife, 

^^^^r^ Mary, dau. of Lewis Eraser; b. Glasgow. 12 

i^^^ V Jan. 1898 : educ. Hutchinson's Grammar 

^^L ^^fc*^ K. School there : was a Chemist ; enlisted 3 July. 

^^^^^ — - ^^^^^ 1915 ; served with the Expf^ditionary Force 

^^^^^^^^ A V ^^^^ in France and Flanders from 1 Jan. 1917, and 

^^^^^^^kS^ ^^^H died at Xo. 47 Casualty Clearing Station 10 

^^^^^^^^BH^S^^^^H Xov. following, from wounds received in action 

^^BBi^Bi^^^^MWi^^BI at Passchendaele. Buried in the Dozinghem 

British Cemetery, two and a half miles north 

of Poperinghe ; unm. 

BEATTIE, FREDERICK GEORGE, L.- 

Corpi.. Xo. 2703. 4th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Xortiumiberland Fusiliers. *. of William Beattie. 
of The Mains. Simonhurc, Estate Joiner, by 
his wife. Thomasina. dau. of William Smith . 
of Matfen ; b. Simonbum. Hnmshaugh, 28 
Feb. 1893 : educ. there ; w.^s an Estate Joiner 
at Matfen; enlisted 1 May. 1915: served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 5 Jan. 1916 : was reported miss- 
ing after the fighting on the Somme 15 Sept 
foiiowing. and is now assumed to liave been 
killed in action on that date ; unm. 

BEATTIE, G., Private. Xo. 11618. 9th Battn. 
The Durham Light Infantry ; ser\'ed with 
the Exix^ditionarv Force in' France; killed 
in action 15 Xov. 1914. 

BEATTIE, T., Private. Xo. 9317. The King's 
(Liveri»ool Regt.); served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 1 Sept 
1914. 

BEATTIE, WILLIAM, Private. Xo. 7943. 2nd Battn. (73rd Foot) The Black 
Watch (Royal Highlanders), 2nd s. of William Beattie, of 109, West Street. 
Glasgow, Docker, by his wife. Mary, dau. of James Johnston ; b. Glasgow, :i 
Sept. 189H ; educ. Centre Street and Scotland Street Public Schools there ; 
was employiti by Mann, Byars A' Co., Glasgow, as a Warehouseman, and was 
a Drummer in the Boys* Brigade Pipe Band of Tradeston Mission, attached to 
Camphiil United Free Church; volunteered and enlisted 21 Jan. 1915: served 
with the Expeditionary Force in 1-tauce from May. 1915; took part in the 
Battle of Loos and other engagements ; was sent to Mesopotamia in Dec. 
following, and was killed in action there 21 Jan. 1916. Buried near where he 
fell ; unm. 



Herbert F. lie 



sle 



Harr>- Beaton. 




Frederick G. Beattie. 



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BEATTY. ERIC EDGE, l.ieut., (ith (Service) liattn. Thr Cohnaimht Ran^t-rs. 
3rd X. of Wallace Beatty, of 38 Mcrrion Square, Dublin. M.I>.. by liis wife, the 
lat«? Frances Klcanor. dau. of the hite Samuel 
KdL'--. M.D.: b. BubhL.ao June, 1893; cduc. 
St. st'iihen's Green School. Dublin, and St. 
(olurnba's t'ollege, KatlU'arnham, where he dis- 
tinguished himself in Classi<-s and .Mathematics ; 
in Otrt. 1911. entered Trinity College. Dublin, 
and gained second place at entrance : joined 
Trinity College Medical School, and obtained 
first place in Botany and Zoology : obtained 
his commission as 2nd Lieut, in Sept. 1914 : 
was promoted to be Lieut. Feb. 1915 ; served 
in liis regiment as Machine Guu Ollicer witli 
the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders ; was afterwards made Briuade 
Machine Gun Officer, and was killed in action 
29 April, 1916. Buried in the British Cemetery , 
Xoeux-Ies-Mines. Col. L. Con\Tigham wrote : 
" On several occasions he did excellent seiTiice 
with his machine guns, and was unlucky on 
at least two of them not to have received 
Eric Edge Beattj. special mention. He had been specially 

selected for promotion to rank of Captain, 
and had he lived his name would have appeared in an early Gazette. His 
amiable personality and constant devotion to duty had earned for him the affec- 
tion and respect of his comrades of all ranks, by whom his loss was deeply 
regretted." He was a keen sportsman, and played half-back for his University 
at Rugby football throughout the season 19i:i-l-l, gaining Ids colours in the 
inter- "Varsity match versus Oxford University. 

BEAUMONT, R., Private, >'o. 10020, 2nd Battn. The Essex Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ;i^died of wounds 4 Xov. 1914. 

BEAUMONT, W., Private, No. 6541. 2nd Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps ; 
served with the Expeditionarj- Force in France; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 

BEAVER, WILFRED NORMAN, Lieut., 60th Battn. Aastralian Imperial 
Force, s. of the late Albert Beaver, by his wife, Evelyn (43. Leinster Square, 
Bayswater. W.). dau. of the late T. Bloomingtou ; b. Melbourne, Australia. 11 
May, 1882; educ. Scotch College, and Melbourne University. Australia; was 
for'l2 years Resident Magistrate in Papua, bring a Fellow of the Royal Geo- 
graphical Society, also of the Royal Antlu-ojiolouical Society, and was the author 
of many articles on Tribal Research : volmit<-ered for Imperial Service, and 
joined the Australian Imperial Force in Jan. 1916 : obtained a 2nd Lieutenancy 
in the 60th Battn. the following Feb., and was promoted Lieut. 1 March, 1917 : 
ser\'ed with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Nov. 1916, 
and died at No. 17 Casualty Clearing Station 26 Sept. 1917, from wounds received 
in action at Polygon Wood. Buried in the ^lilitary Cemetery at Poperinghe. 
His Colonel \vrote praising the way in wliich he brought his men through Polygon 
Wood on the day he was wounded ; unm. 

BEBBINGTON, JOSEPH, Private, 1st Battn. (22nd Foot) The Cheshire 
Regt., eldest s. of Joseph Bebbington, of 23, Duke Street, Chester, Labourer, by 
his wife, Martha Ann ; 6. Chester, 21 Aug. 1886 ; educ. Dipon's School there ; 
was for nine years an Assistant at Summers' Iron Works, Shotton ; enlisted on 
the outbreakof war in Aug. 1914: served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders ; was rejjorted wounded and missing after the fighting 
27 July, 1916, and is now assumed to have been killed in action on that date ; 
unm. 

BECK, GEORGE, Private, No. 7591, 2nd Battn. (107th Foot) The Royal 

Sussex Regt. ; 6- Brighton, 28 Feb. 1870 ; educ. there ; was a Farm Labourer ; 
enMsted in Aug. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 3 Aug. 1914 ; was twice wounded, and died 5 April, 1917. Buried 
in the Calais Southern Cemetery. He m. at Brighton, Caroline (18, Picton 
Street, Brighton), dau. of James Pinvoun, and had a son, George James, b. 4 May, 
1910. 

BECK, HARRY HAROLD, Corpl., No. 14968, 9th (Service) Battn. The Norfolk 
Regt., s. of Jolm Beck, of Tunstead. co. Norfolk, by his wife, Hannah Elizabeth, 
dau. of Robert Waters ; b. Aylsham, co. Norfolk, 12 July. 1896 ; educ. Tun- 
stead ; was employed Farming ; enlisted in the Norfolk Regt. 5 Sept. 1914 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 29 Aug. 1915 ; was twice 
wounded, and was killed in action at Cambrai 20 Nov. 1917. Buried at Ribe- 
court ; unm. 

BECK, JOHN STANLEY, M.C., Capt., 17th (Service) Battn. The King's Royal 
Rifle Corps, 6th ^. of Edward William Beck, of 12, The Close, Norwich. Land Agent, 
by Ids wife, Emily Mary, dau. of Henry Webb ; b. Melton Constable, co. Nor- 
folk, 2 May. 1889 ; educ. Gresham's School, Holt ; was a Land Agent on various 
estates ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 4th Norfolk Regt. in June, 1915 ; 
was promoted Lieut, and Capt. in March. 1917. having been attached to the 
King's Royal Rifles in Oct. 1916. and transferred to them March, 1917 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France from Aug. 1916, being attached first 
to the 1st Hertfordshire Regt., and was killed in action to the south of Ypres 
16 Aug. 1917. Buried in Voormezelle Cemetery there. Capt. Beck was awarded 
the JDlitary Cross [London Gazette, 11 Dec. 19161, for gallant and distinguished 
ser\ice in the field, and was recommended for Second in Command of a battalion 
for fine work during the offensive of 31 July, 1917. He m. at Stoke Holy Ooss, 
Norwich, 15 April, 1914. Margery (Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich), dau. of William 
Kidner, and had a son. Roger, b. 1 March, 1915. 

BECK, T., Private, No. 7609, 1st Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt. ; served 
VTith the Expeditionary Force ; killed in action 22 Oct. 1914. 

BECKETT, WILLIAM HENRY, Private. No. 241007, 4th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Loyal North Lancashire Regt., s. of Harry Beckett, of Bolton Road, Edg- 
worth, by his wife. Anna, dau. of William Gregory, Miner ; b. Edgworth, near 
Bolton, 25 Jan. 1897; educ. St. Anne's School, Turton, Bolton; was a Joiner; 
enlisted 17 Oct. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 12 Feb. 1915. and was killed in action at Passchendaele, 26 Oct. 
1917. Buried at Elverdinge. An officer wrote : '* He was a most reliable, 
capable and invariably cheerfid soldier ; in his duties as a scout were these 
qualities, together with intelligence above the average, and so much nerve. 
With his capabilities he would certainly have been an N.C.O. if he had stayed 
with his company. He preferred, however, to remain in the Scout Section, 
and his work as a scout was invariably excellent." Unm. 

BECKHURST, J. W-, No. 4727, 6th Dragoons, attd. 2Qd Life Guards ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died 26 Oct. 1914. 

BEDBOROUGH, W., L.-Corpl., No. 10639, 2nd Battn. The Welsh Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 27 Oct. 1914. 

BEDDA. H., Private. No. 6848, The Cheshire Regt. ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; died of wounds 23 Oct. 1914. 




BEDDOW, M., Private. No. 7667, 1st Battn. The Shropshire Light Infantrv 
■;.rv. d with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 

BEDFORD, CHARLES, Corpl.. No. 27858. 
7th (Territorial) Battn. Alexandra, Princess 
of Wales's Own (Yorkslure Regt.), eldest ft. of 
Joseph Bedford, of 36, Day's Croft, Monk 
I'-retton, near Barusley, by l»is wife, Sarah, dau. 
of Cbarles Foster, of Bum Cross, Cliapeltown. 
near Sheffield ; b. Monk Bretton. 14 Nov. 1896 : 
• due. there ; enlisted 13 April. 1916 ; served 
with the ExiH'ditionary Force in France and 
Flanders, and died of wounds received in 
:utinn 26 May. 1917. Buried in the Military 
(enutery, Etaples. .\ comrade wrote: "He 
was a noble, brave lad. ever talking of home 
and of Blighty. . . . He was buried with all 
military honours." Unm. 

BEDFORD, H., Sergt., No. 7622. The West 

Vnrkshire Uegt, ; served with the Expcdi- 
rio[i;irv force in France; killed in action 14 
Nov. 1914. 

Charles Bedford. BEDNALL, BENJAMIN CHARLES, Pri- 

vate, l.'»th (Service) Battn. The Royal Warwick- 
shire Regt., A', of John Ernest Bednall, by his wife. Emily, dau. of William 
Nicholson ; ft. Edgbaston, Birmingham, 17 May. 1896 ; educ. George Dixon's 
Secondary School there ; was a Clerk ; enlisted 28 May, 1915 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near 
Arras 29 Au^. 1916 ; unm. 

BEE, CHARLES LOVERING, Private, No. 44007, 20th (Service) Battn. (3rd 
Glamorgan) The Wflsli Kegt., yst. s. of Frederick James Bee, of 61. AVoodville 
Road, Cardiff. Corn Merchant, "by his wife, Mary, dau. of John B. Brookes ; ft. 
Cardiff, co. Glamorgan. 14 April. 1895 ; educ. Talbot Council School there ; was 
a Butcher ; enlisted in Jan. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from July, and was killed in action 29 Aug. following. Buried at 
Neuve Chapelle ; unm. 

BEEBEE, T. H., Private, No. 13048, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards ; served 
with the ExiH'ditionary Force in France ; killed in action 1 Sept. 1914. 

BEECH, NORMAN WILLIAM, D.C.M., 2nd Lieut.^ 5th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt.), s. of Willaim Beech, of 65, 
Louis Street. Leed.s. Commercial Traveller, by his wife. Eliza, dau. of James 
Nixon ; ft. Wejiste, Manchester. 10 Feb, 1895 *; educ. Harrogate ; was appren- 
ticed as an Outfitter with Messrs. Allen & Sons, Harrogate ; joined the Terri- 
torials in Sept. 1914, as a Private ; served with the Expeditionarj- Force in 
France and Flanders from April, 1915 ; was given a commission on the field 
8 Oct. 1916. and was killed in action at Passchendaele 9 Oct. 1917. His Com- 
manding Officer wTote • *' 1 bad a very great regard for your boy, and he had the 
confidence and affection of his men to a very marked degree, and that is every- 
thing. It was a sad day for the battalion, though it is some consolation to know 
that the battalion did splendidly, and gained a very great deal of praise for the 
determined way in which they fought against heavy odds. That your boy 
played Iiis full share I know full well. He was full of pluck and fiuiet courage, 
and we in the battalion will all feel Ids loss very keenly. I hope that the know- 
ledge that his was a particularly fine career, in rising from the ranks, and win- 
ning his decoration so gallantly, and that he did his dutv out there more than 
well for so many months, will prove some small consolation to you in your 
sorrow." and another officer : " I had a great admiration for liis wonderful 
courage and cheerfulness in adverse times." He was awarded the D.C.M. for 
bravery in the field ; unm. 

BEER, A., Private, No. 7879, 1st Battn. The Devonshire Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 22 Oct. 1914. 

BEETON, W. R. P., Private. No. 2202, 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) ; 
ser\'ed with the Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 26 Oct. 1914. 

BEGBIE, ALFRED VINCENT, 2nd Lieut., 6th (Service) Battn. The QueenV 
Own Cameron Highlanders, eldest s. of the 

._ Rev. Alfred John Begbie, M.A., late Rector 

of Horton. Chipping Sodbury, co. Gloucester 
[only s. of Alfred Begbie, Bengal Civil Service, 
Judge of the High Courtl, by his wife, Mary 
Constance, yst. dau. of the late Rev. Thomas 
Vincent-Fosberv". of Bracknell, co. Berks, some 
time Vicar of St. Giles'. Reading, and Hon. 
Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Winchester ; 
ft. Framsden Vicarage, co. Suffolk. 18 Aug. 

J188t ; educ. Eastington, Clevedon ; Combe 
■^ Down, and Haileybury ; travelled in New 

Jt Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Canada ; 

^L on the outbreak of war he immediately re- 

^■^jk tinned home and joined King Edward's Horse 

^^^^ft in Feb. 1915 ; was promoted L.-(^rpl. ; 

^^^^^ obtained a commission in Aug. 1916 : served 
^^^^H with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
^^^^H Flanders from 23 April, 1915, and was killed 
^^^^^ in action at Monchy-le-Preux 11 April. 1917, 
while leading his men in the attack. His 
Chaplain wrote : " We have lost a splendid 
officer, and a gallant gentleman ; general were the rejoicings when he rejoined 
his company, and his presence as a man and a comrade was felt in the mess as 
well as in the ranks, 
must be." Unm. 

BEGG, KENNETH HUMPHREYS, Coy Sergt.-Major, 15th North Auckland 
Regt., New Zeahind Expeditionary Force, s. of the late James Kemp Kegg, 
Engineer, of Jeyholm, Kohn Kohn, Hollianga, New Zealand, bv his wite, Hannah 
Eliza, dau. of the late Thomas Denley ; 6. Auckland, New Zealand. 30 Aug. 1893 ; 
educ. Kohn Kolm and Taranaki : was in the employ of Sir Charles Burdett, 
Bart., Dentist, of Eltham Tiiranaki ; joined the Taranaki Rifles 1910 ; pro- 
moted to Sergt., and in May, 1914, to Coy. Sergt. -Major ; served with the Mediter- 
ranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli from April, I91ri ; took part in the 
landing there on the 25th, and was killed in action the same day. Bur ed th^re. 
A comrade wrote . " The last I saw of Ken he wa.= leading his men. his lieutenant 
having been killed. I heard him call out : ' Boys, if you will back me up, I will 
lead you.' Shortly after he fell wounded. He was "found among a number of 
others and buried some weeks later." He was recommended by the late Oil. 
Malone for a commission and Staff appjintment. He wsis a keen sportsman. 
won a silver medal at the age of 14 for shooting while in the school cadet? ; for 
three years in succession took first prize as the best boy-rider in the local show, 
and was afterwards presented with a gold medal ; he also pulled in the winning. 
fours at the local regatta ; unm. 



.■vlfred Vincent Begbie. 



Our grief at his loss helps us to realize how terrible yours. 



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Peter Gall Begg. 




Wilfrid Frank Belcher. 



BEGG, PETER GALL. Private, No. 41645, 
The Royal Scots Fusiliers, *-. of Hi-nry Da\idson 
Begg, of Princess Street, Aberdeen ; b. Aber- 
deen, 27 Aug. 1899 : educ. there : was a Carter 
in the employ of Messrs. Wordie A Co.. Con- 
tractors ; enlisted 13 Feb. 1917 : served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, 
and died of wounds 24 Aug. 1917. Buried in 
Carvail Cemetery. 

BEHENNAH, ALFRED DUNN, L.-Corpl.. 
Xo. 1671, 2/9th Battn. (Queen Victoria's 
Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.). only *. of 
James Behennali, of Polkirt Hill. Mevai'i<-;''y. 
CO. Cornwall, Searaan, by his wife, Elizal'-tli 
dau. of the late Stephen Dunn: b. Mevau'i— > > 
aforesaid, 1 April. 1897 ; educ. Council Schuul 
there ; joined the firm of Messrs, Pawson and 
Leaf, Carter's Lane London, E.C., at the age of 
16 ; became a member of Queen Victoria's Rifles 
early in 1914 ; volunteered for foreign service on 
the outbreak of war, but remained in England 
for some time, during which period he imderwent a special course of training for 
signalling; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 
-Tan. 1917, where he was placed in charge of a signal section, and was killed in 
action at Bullecourt 8 July following. Buried there : tnvn. 

BEIRN, C. Private. No. 8583. 2nd Battn. The Durham Light Infantry ; served 
with the E.\peditionary Force in France ; killed in action 18 Oct. 1914.' 

BELCHER, A., Private, No. 7815. 1st Battn. The South Wales Borderers: 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France : killed in action 26 Sept. 1914. 
BELCHER, \V., L-Corpl.. No. 7349, 1st Battn. The Royal Berkshire Regt. ; 
-erved with tin- ICxiu-ditionary Force in France : killed in action 26 Oct. 1914. 
BELCHER, WILFRID FRANK, Lieut., 5th (Territorial) Battn. The Prince of 
Wales's (North Staffordshire Regt.). eldest «. 
of the late Jolin Belcher. Stationmaster. by 
his wife. Mary Anne (99. Shirebrook Road, 
Heelev . Sheffield ) ; 6. Woodchester. co. 
Gloucester. 20 Nov. 1893 : educ. Central 
School, Sheffield : was a Clerk at the United 
Counties Bank. Newcastle, co. Stafford ; 
gazetted 2nd Lieut, in Dec. 1915. and pro- 
moted Lieut, in Oct. 1917 ; served in Dublin 
on the outbreak of the Sinn Fein Rebellion ; 
also with the Expeditionary Force in France 
from Feb. 1917 ; and died at Cambrai 17 Dec. 
following, from wounds received in action 
there on the 15th. His Commanding Officer 
WTOte : " Both officers and men will miss Mm 
very much indeed ; his platoon loved him and 
would do anything for him, as he never spared 
himself in doing anything for their comfort." 
and liis Captain : " He proved himself .straight, 
honourahl.- and fearless : in fact, throughout 
the tiattalion he had the reputation for bravery 
and fearlessness ; he was very j)Opular with all 
ranks." Unm. 

BELDON, S., Private, No. 7518. 2nd Battn. The Oxfordshire and Buckingham- 
shire Light Infantry ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed 
in action 10 Sept. 1914. 

BELL, A., Private, No. 9756. 1st Battn. The Royal Berksliire Kegt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France : died of wounds 8 Nov. 1914. 

BELL, C, Private. No. 11255, 2nd Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps : served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14-17 Sept. 1914. 

BELL, EDGAR ALLAN, L.-Corpl.. No. 242185, 6th (Territorial) Battn. The 
South Staffordshire Regt.. yst. .v. of Alexander Brown Bell, of 31, Hanov.-r 
Square, Leeds. Journalist, bv lus wife. Agnes, dau. of the late Alfred Sijuir<- : 
h. Sheffield, co. York, 13 Jan. 1896: educ. Central Secondary School. Sh.-ffi.ld. 
and at Crypt Grammar School, Gloucester : was an Arcliitecfs Pupil, and had 
passed the Intermediate Examination of the Royal Society of British Architects ; 
joined the Yorkshire Hibisars in the autumn of 1913; transferred early in 
1916 to the South Staffordshire Regt. ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from March. 1915, and died at Queen Alexandra's Hos- 
pital, Millbank. S.W.. 3 Jan. 1918. from woxmds received while on duty near 
Angres on 10 May. 1917. Buried in the Military Cemetery, Brookwood, co. 
Surrey. His officer wrote : " You will be pleased to hear that he behaved 
splendidly, and did not so mneii as make a sign that he had been wounded imtil 
1 turned and saw him. He was one of my best Section Commanders, and was 
most reliable and hard working while in the trenches." Unm. 

BELL, F., Driver, No. 27839. R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
trance : died of wounds 22 Oct. 1914. 

BELL, H., Private, No. 5481. The Cameron Highlanders ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France : died of wounds 16 Sept. 1914. 
BELL, JOHN MURRAY, 2nd Lieut.. 19th (Service) Battn., attd. 10 lltli 
(Service) Battn.. Tin- Highland Light Infantry, 3rd s. of the Rev. Benjamin 
Bel!, B.D-. formerly Minister of Withington Presb\-terian Church, and now of 
Upton. Birkenliead, by his wife. Maruan-t 
Cn|.|olioun, dau. of A. C. S. Murray Dunlop. 
of Corsock : b. Withington. Manchester. 24 
[■'el>. 1886: educ. Woodlands School. Man- 
chester, and Manchester Grammar School : 
proceeded to Trinity College. Oxford, with an 
open scholai-shiii and the Brackenbury seholar- 
>liip : graduated with Classical Honours Utn'.t. 
;iiicl till ur\t year took the Diploma in Educa- 
turn ill Maiirhester University and the \N'ith<rs 
I'riz- : Tliireafter, till he entered the Army, 
h' |<i ihi' post of Classical Master at Merchiston 
1 .i-fit- School, Edinburgh; was for some time 
an (Utior in the O.T.C. : obtained a commission 
ill ihr iliu'liland Light Infantry 20 July. 1916; 
-rr\r(| with the Expeditionary Force in France 
:uiil HandtTs from 5 Sept. following, and was 
killed in action near Monchy 24 April 1917, 
during tlie Battle of the Scarpe. Buried there. 
Brother officers wrote : " Your son was a most 
John Murray Bell. gallant officer, and very popular witli all ranks. 

He was a tine fellow, beloved and admired by 
all with whom he came in contact." " The battalion has lost one of its best 
officers ; he was loved and respected by aH, and I feel that 1 have lost one of 




Joseph Bell. 




Perc>- Bell. 



my greatest friends. ... It may prove of some consolation to you that your 
son died bravely at his post," " HLs coolness under fire was a thing which we 
all admired and remarked on, for it was exceptional. It was not a spirit of reck- 
lessness which would have run liimself and perhaps others into unnecessary 
danger, but a faculty or a stamina which carried liim through cverrtliing." 

BELL, JOSEPH. Private, No. 32623, 2/8th 

(Territorial) Battn. The Sherwood Foresters 

(NottinghauL-ilure and Derbyshire Regt.), 2Dd 

^^^^^^ .s. of Matthew Bell, by his wife, Lilly, dau. of 

^^^fl^^^^^^ Isaac Svki-s ; and brother to Sapper T. F. 

^^^V^^^^B Bell {q.i\); b. St. Helens, co. Lancaster, 22 

^^^K^^^^^ May, 1898; educ. Hoyle Mill School, near 

^^^^^^^H|^V Barn-sley. and on leaving there was employed 

^^HV^^^^I ;it the Monks Bretton Colliery : enlisted 24 

W^^ *■ " Xov. 1915 : served with the Expeditionarj' 

Force in France from Jan. 1916, and was killed 

in action (or died of wounds) on or about' 26 

Sept. 1917 : unm. 

BELL, O. L., Private. No. 808, 10th (Prince 
of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars; served with 
the Exi»editionary Force in France: died of 
wounds I Nov. 1914. 

t BELL, PERCY, Private. Xo. 13/1509, 14th 
(Service) Battn. The York and Lancaster Regt., 
eldest .s. of Charles Edward Bell, of 12, Smith 
Street, Wombwell, near Barnsley, by his wife. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Richardson, of 
Dodwortli : b. Barnsley, co. York, 26 Nov. 
1893: educ. King's Road School, Wombwell; 
was a Wheelwright ; enliste'd in Nov. 1915 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
from the following May, and was killed in 
ac-rion near Albert 1 Jul,v, 1916 : unm. 

BELL, R., Private, No. 7966. The Seaforth 
Highlanders; served with the Expeditionarj' 
Force in France ; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914. 

BELL. RICHARD HAROLD, Private. No. 
4568. 2nd Battn. South African Infantry Regt., 
yst. X. of Richard Henry Bell, of Moorgate 
House, Stoke Prior, near Bromsgrove. late 
Station Master of Bromsgrove (JDdland Rail- 
way Company), by his wife. Edith Isabel, dau. 
of Thomas Godfrey Jepson ; b. Newlay, near 
Framley. Leeds, co". York. 4 Nov. 1893 : educ. 
Secondar.v School. Bromsgrove : was for about 
three years a member of the Bromsgrove Com- 
pany, 8tii Worcestershire Territorial Force : 
he left for South Africa in Oct. 1913." and up to Aug. 1915, was employed in the 
Transportation Department of the South African Railways: enlisted in the 
South African Overseas Contingent at D\irban. Natal ; served with the Egyptian 
Expcditionarv Force in Egypt from Dec. 1915, also in France from April. 1916. 
aiul died 19 July following, of woiuids received in action at Delville Wood on 
tht- 18th. Btiried in the garden of the advanced dressing station near the church. 
Longueval. seven miles east- north-east of Albert : unm. 

BELL, SAMUEL, Private. 1st Battn. {72nd Foot) Seaforth Highlanders (Ross- 
shire Buffs. The Duke of Albany's). 2nd and only surv. s. of Samuel Bell, of 
392. Westmuir Street. Parkhead. Glasgow. Engineman, by his wife, Jemima, 
elde>it dau. of John Paul, of Aberdeen ; 6. Glasgow. 6 Sept. 1885 ; educ. there : 
was a Cabin, t Maker : enlisted 2 Sept. 1914. after the outbreak of war ; sened 
with tin- Kxp' ilitionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1915, and with 
the Indian i:\p.Miitionarv Force in .Mesopotamia from the following Dec. : was 
wounded on 7 Jan^ 1916. and again 6 Jlay following, and wa> killed in action 
22 Feb. 1917. while going to thereli.-i of Kut : 'mm. 

BELL, THOMAS FREDERICK, Sapper, 

No. 86649. 13th (Service) Battn. The York 

and Lancaster Regt., s. of Matthew Bell, by 
his wife. Liliv. dau. of Isaac Sykes : and 
l)rother to Private J. Bell {q.t:)\ b. Barnsley. 
CO. York : educ. St. Mary's School there : was 
a Miner: enlisted in Sept. 1914: served with 
the Exjieditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from March, and' was killed in action at Ypres 
19 Dec. 1915. Buried there. He m. at 
Barnsley. in Aug. 1914. Fanny {148, Bridge. 
Street. Barnsley). dau. of ( — ) Dickson, and had 
a son. Frederick. 

BELL, THO\L\S HECTOR, 2nd Lieut., 

nth (Service), attd. 9th (Service). Battn. 
Tin- Black Watch (Royal Higldanders). eldest 
s. of Robert Bell. Head Gamekee|>er. Gordons- 
town, by his wife. Isabella, dau. of the late 
Hector Ross, of Fearn. co. Koss ; b. Kirklinton. 
CO. Cumberland. 8 Aug. 1891 : educ. Keam 
School. Duffus. Elgin ; subsequently held an 
appointment as Clerk in the London and River 
Plate Bank, Buenos .\ires ; volunteered for 
Imperial Service on the outbreak of war in 
.\ug. 1914 ; returned to England, obtaining 
part of his training on iKwird ship while coming 
over, and enlisted as a Private in the Black 
Watch 20 Sept.: was gazetted 2nd Lieut, 
to the nth Battn. 7 April. 1915: served with 
The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from the following Dec. and was killed in 
action at Hulluch 8 Fe!>. 1916. being shot by 
a snii)er while succouring a wounded comrade. 
Burled at Vermelles : unm. 

BELL. TOM, Trooix-r. No. 55439, 1st Lin- 
colnshire Yeomanry (T.F.). *. of Thomas Bell, 
of Poolham Hall. Horncastle. Farmer, by 
his wife. Martha, ilau. of George Foster Harring- 
ton : b. Woodhall Spa. co. Lincoln, 14 Jan. 
1893 : educ. High School there : was a Farmer : 
joined the Yeomanry 28 Oct. 1914: served 
_ „ ,, with the Egvptian Exi»editionarv Force in 

lom well. Egyjit and Palestine from 2 Nov. 1915, and was 

; • killed in action at Abu Shushi. Palestine. 15 Nov. 1917. Buried there. Lieut.- 
"tCol. Gibbes wrote to Trooper Bell's parents, stating how much he would be 
l^missed ; unm. 




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BELL, A'lLSON, Ciiipt.. 41Ii (Tfrritorial) Hattii. Tlie Kind's Own {Yorkshire 
Light Infantry), only s. of Thomas I'l-iirsoii Bell, of Wrst Ivirby. hy liis wife, 
Klizalii'th. (lau. of AIfxand<T Wilson, of Irthington. vo. Cnnibt-rlami ; h. Liver- 
pool, y March. IHSl ; ednc. I'rtlday (.irangc CJrammar School ; The Institute, 
Liverpool, anil the Liverpool University, wliere he took'his LL.li. degree with 
Honours in 1;)(I2, taking his final examination in Law the following year, when 
he came out tourth in all England in Honours, being awarded two gold medals ; 
served his artielis with Messrs. Mason, Orierson tt Martin. Liverpool: sub- 
sequently entered the lirm of Messrs. Sharpe. Parker iV- Co., London. Parlia- 
mentary and Loeal liovernmi'ut Lawyers, and became Manager of their Municipal 
J:)epartnu-iit ; proeri-dert to Wakefield in I'.HKi. wliere he took up the position as 
one of the assistant Solicitors to the West Hiding County Council, and on the 
l)a.ssing of the National Insurance Act. was entrusted with the organization of 
tills de])artment at the County Hall. While in Liverpool he was a member of 
the Volunteers, and on the outbreak of the European War volunteered for 
Imperial Service ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. King's Own (Yorkshire 
Liudit liilantry) 23 No\. 1914, being promoted Lieut, early in 1015, and Capt. 
the saiur year, having passed with distinction through the Military College 
at Cand>ridge and the Koyal St.itT College at Camberley ; serv<^d with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and I'Luiders from 14 Jan. liU7, and was killed in action 
15 March following, while holding tin- line between Miraumont and I'nisieux-uu- 
Mont. Buried near Orchard Trencli between Puisieux-au-Mont and Achiet- 
le-Petit. Lieut. -Col. K. Hind wrote: " Y'esterday he had gone out to visit one 
of his posts on hearing tiring in that direction, and in returning he and Lieut. 
Mosley were fired at by a tierman sniper. Lieut. Mosley escajied, but your 
husband was shot through the back and died instantly.' I cannot say "how 
terribly grieved we all are. Eor over two years we have been training together, 
and looking forward to coming out and doing our bit. and then returning home 
with a firmly established frjendsliip ; but it was not to be, and we all feel his loss 
most dee]ily. His men were devoted to him, and since we had been out here 
their devotion had increased, and they had got to love him. His conduct was 
always most thouglitful, and he was a most clever and capable officer, and his 
loss to the battalion and to the country is very great." and Major F. Brook: 
** It may he of comfort to you to know that your husband was absolutelv fearless. 
He was a grand leader, and it was a bad day for the liattalitm when he fell. His 
men had absolute faith in him. and their faith wa,s well founded." Lieut. A. E. 
Pilley also wrote : " He was a man whose friendship was worth cultivating. 
He was an authority on all things military. He had a great sense of humour, 
an unending flow of good spirits and cheerfulness. You ought really to be proud 
of him. The whole battalion here has been for a long time, and particularly 
since we came out here. By his own men he was simplv worshi|)ped. They 
have done nothing hut talk about him since his death. "Not onlv have they 
recalled his actions, but h<wj bei.nc tli;it tlirv could talk of little else. His 
thought fulness for them, hi- -nMin. -- nti .ill n, . :i-i(.ns. his care for them, and his 
skilful leading of them cnai.ti uiiliin .til mI ih. ni a strong feeling, not only of 
admiration, but also of genuine attection. That has been most clearly revealed 
in the letters they have written home since we came out. One fellow wrote : 
'We have lost our Captain — the finest man who ever lived.' Another wrote 
* the best officer in the British Army,' and all of them have, made similar references 
to him. ... I saw him exactly 24 hours before he was killed. I went out to his 
Company Headquarters, and found him just as brave and cheerful as I had 
ever known him, and I thought at the time that I liad never admired him more 
than I did then. I spent about an hour with him. and watched the way that he 
dealt with the various men wlio came up to him for orders, instructions, advice, 
or help ; to all he w;is as always invariably kind, just, firm. s>'m])athetic, and 
kindly helpful. To no one did he speak roughly or unkindly." He was a finr- 
judge of charactx^r, and was firm or i)ersnasive as the occasion demanded." and 
Coy. Qnartermaster-Scrgt. J. Goose : " I am writing- vou on behalf of the N.C.O.'s 
and men of B Coy. 2,4th Battn. Kind's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). It 
is with the deepest regret that I have to write you on such a painful matter. 
All our sympatliy is with yon in your sad bereavement. Your husband was 
worshiiiped by all ranks. He had no tear at all. and there is no one in the com- 
pany who would not have faced death with him unhesjtatinglv. His courage 
and coolness under heavy fire was an example to all. His onlv thoughts were 
for the comfort of his men— he had no thought of his own comfort." Shortly 
before lie was killed he had been going round to the men to cheer them up by 
telling them there would be some gof)d meals for them when tliev got out of the 
trenches." He m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church. <'langhton," Birkenhead, 
7 July. 1911. Dora Kllen (Woodlands Cottage. Sandal. Wakefield), dau. of 
William Hughes, of Hoylake. and had two daus.. Hilbre Elizabeth, 6. 11 May, 
1912, and liorothy Barbara, b. 17 July. 1910. 

BELLAMY, G., Private, No. 8561, 2nd Battn. The Rovai Irish Regt. ; .served 
with the l!:xp<ditionary Force in France ; died 2(i Aug. 1914. 
BELLINGER, R., L.-Corpl.. Xo. 8380, 1st Battn. The West Y'orkshirc Regt. ; 
served with the i:xi)editionary Force in France; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
BELLINGH.\M. PERCIVAL EDMUND, Rifleman. No. 17523. 12th (Service) 
Hattn. The Rifie Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 4th s. of (ieorge Baker Belling- 
ham. by his wife, Mary Jane Elizabeth, dau. of George Hollingsbee ; 6. Barming, 
near Maidstone. 13 Sept. 1888 : educ. East Earleigh. near Maidstone ; was a 
Gardener at Dartford Jletropolitan Asylum, and Stone Park, near Greenhithe, 
and had been four years in the Territorial Force ; enlisted 2i^ April. 1916 ; served 
with the Kxjjeditionary Force in France from 25 July, and was killed in action 
at Guilleniont 31 Aug. following, being shot tlirough the heart while under heavy 
shrapnel fire. He m. at North Crav, co. Kent. 3 Oct. 1914, Rosina, dau of 
Andrew Wickham, of Manor Cottage. North Cray ; s.p. 

BENCH, C, Private, No. 10812. l.st Rattn. The Roval Welsh Fusiliers ; served 
with the Exjtcditionary Force in France : killed in action 14 Nov. 1914. 
BENDALL, ARTHUR VICTOR. Private. No. 2;i541. 2nd Battn. (0th Foot) 
The Royal Warwickshire Regt., only s. of Edward Bendall. of 208. Cowbridge 
Road. Cardiff, Confectioner, by his wife, Sarah Annie, dau. of William Bishop; 
h. Cardiff, co. Glamorgan, 4 Sept. 1895 ; educ. Lansdowncr Road, and Canton 
Secondary Schools there; was a Clerk; joined the R.E. in Mav, 1915, with 
whom he trained at Barry Island until Dec. 1916, when he transferred to the 
Royal Warwickshire Regt. ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 30 Dec. following, and died at a Casual'tv Clearing Station 
21 March, 1917. from wounds received in action. Buried in Varennes British 
Cemetery ; taim. 

BENNET. A., Driver. No. 1290. R.F.A.. 2nd Northern Coast Brigade; served 
m the European war ; killed 16 Dec. 1914. 

BENNET, TREVOR MOUTRAY, M.C.. Lieut., 10th (Service) Battn. (South 
Belfast) The Royal Irish Rifles, attd. R.F.C., vst. s. of James Bennet. of Chlorine, 
Belfast, Retired Banker, by his wife, Catherine Adeline ; b. Beiavon, Belmont 
Belfast. 5 Feb. 1897 ; educ. Methodist College, and the Roval Academical In- 
-titution. Belfast ; was engaged in the Linen business ; joined the Ulster Volun- 
'. er I'orce in 1913 ; volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war, and 
loin- d the Ulster Division on its formation ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal 
Irish Rifles 22 Sept. 1914. and promoted Lieut. 1915: served with the Ex- 
peditionary Force in France and Flanders from Oct. 1915 : took part in the 
-idvance on Thlepval, during the Battle of the Somme. 1 July. 1916; became 
attached to the R.F.C. in Sept.. and was killed in aerial combat at Rocquigny 




Clarence Bennett. 



10 Nov, following, while flying omt the German lines. Buried there. Major 
Laurence, R.F.C., wrote : " He was just the sort of fellow we want. He had 
taken ver.\' quickly to the work, and had made a very keen and good ob- 
server. He was always so cheery and willing too. and we siiall all miss liim very 
much. He was a flue brave boy. and I shall alwa>'s think of him with adrniration," 
and Capt. Vancour. R.F.C. : " It was a frightful lilow to us all wlu-ii >our son 
went down, for he was most popular in the me.ss. and we all thouglit a great 
deal of him. He was always so cheery and full of life and sikIi a plucky little 
fellow." Major Gordon, Second in Command 10th Royal Irish Rifles, after the 
fighting at Thiejjval. wrote : " Under the most dillicult circunistaiices and 
murderous fire he behaved with coolness and gallantry lor two wliole days and 
nights, in spite of his being the only otticer left in bis c(iiM|iaii,\ . 1 am sure you 
wiil feel proud of him, as we all do." He was awarded the .Military Cross for 
■gaUantry in action on 1 July [London Gazette, 20 Oct. 1910). the oflicial record 
stating : " For conspicuous gallantry in action. Where Ins platoon had suffered 
heavy casualties, he railed all available men and got them forward into the enem\- 
lines. Later, wlieii put in charge of an attack, he reached his objective, con- 
solidated it. and held it against rejieated liombing attacks." I'nm. 
BENNETT, A., Sergt., No. 7483, 1st Battn. The Hampshire Regt.; served 
with the I'^xpeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 22 Sept. 1914. 
BENNETT, A. E., I'rivate. No. 8260, 2nd Battn. The Oxfordshire and Buck- 
inghamshire Light Infantry ; served with the Expeditionary Force ; UWWd in 
action 21 Oct. 1914. 

BENNETT, CLARENCE, StoU. r. No. 
Jir.6, H.M.S, Arabia. 4th s. of Henrv liennrtt. 
'•i 21. Ash Row. Hovie Mill. Barnsjev. bv his 
uife. Lucy; 6. Hoyle Mill, Banislev, co. Sork, 
20 May. 1895; educ. Arsley ; was a Collier; 
joined the Navv in Mav, 1915 ; served on 
H M.S. (iibraltar. H.M.S. Cambrian, II. M.S. 
\igvle and H.;\I.S. Arabia, and was drowned 
III th.- Nortli Sea U Fel). 1910. 

BENNETT, EDWARD JAMES, Private. 

\o. 2;U95. 16th (Service) Battn. The WeUh 

Kegt., 2nd .s. of Robert lie tt. of 62. Miniiv 

Street, Cathays. Cardilf. liy his wife. Poil.\. dau. 
of James Bowering, of Rhvmuev ; b. Cardill. 
20 Oct. 1895 ; educ. Crewys "Road Ctumcil 
Seliool there: was a Builder; i-ulisted 10 Dec. 
]iil4: strvi-d with the lixpeditionary Force in 
Trance and Flanders from 7 Dec. 1915, and was 
killed in action at .Maiiietz Wood 7 July, 1910. 
Buried tin re. His Conimanding tUhcer. 
writing to liis |)arents. -.aid : " He was in thi- 
front line of action, and wi-iit through \er\ 
severe figliting. and l)otli otiiiers and mi'n tetf the 
loss ot a trvie and faithful soldier and comrade." 
He was a member of the C'rewys Hall Presby- 
terian Church and Sunday School, and was' a 
keen sportsman ; nnm. 

BENNETT, G., Drummer, No. 10285, 2nd 
Battn. The Welsh Regt.; served with the 
Kxpetlitionarv Force in l*'rance ; died of 
wounds 7 Oct, 1914. 

BENNETT, L., Private. No. 11906. 3rd 
Battn. The Worcestershire Regt.; served witli 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed 
^^ ^ in action 3 Oct. 1914. 

■^ .^^W ""^ "'N.' BENNETT, THOMAS EDMUND, Sergt . 
V^^^^ ' No. 56273. Roval Armv .Midieal Cnrj.s. 2ntl .^. 

of John Henry Bennett, of 15. Clare Koad. 
Bontle, by his wife. Agnes, dau. of Edmund 
Alderson:' b. Walton, 1 Jan. 1889; i-diie. 
liedford Road Board School. Bootle ; volun- 
teered and enlisted 15 Feb. 1915, and died of 
fever in tlie Military Hosj.ital, Western Heights. Dover, 21 Julv. 1916. Buried 
in St. James's Cemetery there. Capt. H. W. Sniitli, R.A.M.C. wrote to his witV : 
" The Hospital Ship Cambria came in this morning, when we heard that Sergt 
Bennett had died yesterday morning. As Commanding Officer of the troops. 
I have come up here to offer you the sincere sympathy of all on board, othcers. 
sisters and men of the ship's crew, who were all very attached to your hus- 
band. . . ." He m. at Bootle. Liverpool, Jessie Thomasine (28, Brook Road, 
Bootle), 2nd dau. of William Griffiths, of Oldham, Licensed Victualler; .".p. 

BENNETT, W., L.-Corpl.: No. 6529, l.st Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt'. : 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 
BENNETT, W., Private. No. 9977, 2nd Battn. The Royal Irish Rifles; served 
with the KxiJcditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
BENNETT, W. S., Private. No. 8967. 1st Battn. The Bedfordshire Regt. ; 
served with the ICxpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 24 Aug. 1914. 
BENNEY, EDWARD HARVEY, Corpl., No. 45719. 9th (Service) Battu. The 
Devonshire Regt., 2nd *\ of Edward Henry Benney, of Trecoyse Farm. Cnustar'- 
tine. Farmer, by his wife, Laura, dau. of Henry Harvey, of Trengrove. Constan- 
tine, Y'eoman ; 6. Constantine, co. Cornwall, i Oct. 1891 ; educ. Old (iramm.ir 
{now Secondary) School. Helston ; was employed on his father's farm; joined 
the 2/lst Royal Devon Yeomanry (T.F.) 12 Oct. 1914 ; transferred to the Devon- 
shire Regt. early in Dec. ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
I-'landers from Dec. 1916, and was killed in action near Bapanme 11 March. 1917. 
Buried in the vicinity of Puisieux, west of Bapaume. He was a keen sportsman, 
a fine horseman and an excellent shot : num. 

BENNINGTON, ALEXANDER JOHN, Sergt., 2nd South Canterbury Regt.. 
New Zialand Fx])f'ditionary Force. 3rd s. of James Bennington, of Geraldine. 
New Zealand. Bool Maker, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Josei)h Pitt ; b. Can- 
terbury, New Zealand, 4 April, 1891 ; educ. District High School, Geraldine. 
Canterbury, New Zealand ; was employed by Messrs. I\lorrison iV: Co., General 
Merchants, Geraldine : joined the Territorial Force 1 Nov. 1909. and took a great 
interest in the band, playing the euphonium ; on the outbreak of war was callcil 
up for service ; left for Egypt with the Main Body 16 Oct. 1914 ; subsequently 
served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary P'orce at Gallipoli : was one of 
the bombing party at Quin's Post, when a bomb exploded and wounded him, 
and ho died from shock 2 June. 1915. Buried at Anzac Cove (Hillside Cemetery). 
A comrade wrote ; " I saw Lieut. Wilson in the hospital, he was in charge of the 
platoon of which Alex was Sergt. ; he told me Ale.x was one of the bravest boys 
he ever saw. He said in all the work he did. and most dangerous work at times, 
he never made a complaint, but was always bright and cheerful." He was uii 
enthusiastic sportsman ; held the local challenge cup for shooting for several 
years ; was also a keen football and hockey player, and a good swimmer ; unm. 
BENNION, BERT, Private. No. 10926. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Con- 
sort's Own). 3rd .'•■. of the late Robert Bennion, Licensed Victualler, by his wife. 




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Mary Ann, dau. of Robert Brotliers ; b. Stafford, 13 May, 1886 ; educ. Fox 
Street School, Birmingham ; was employed by Messrs. (Jaskfll :uul Cliamber^. 
Dale End ; enlisted in 1915, and after training for lour ni'Miths. s.rv<-d uitli tin- 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, was n'i)()rt((l iiiis-;jriir, ami later 
wounded, on 19 Sept. 1916, and is now assumed to havi- lucn killed on or about 
that date. A comrade wrote : '* He came out of hosjiital on tho morning of 
19 Sept. 1916, and went down to the battalion the same day, and was on patrol 
duty, and was wounded by a sniper ; that was all that was known of him. He 
was seen carried away to the dressing station, but what became of him after 
nobody knew. I fear he must liavc got hit again. They speak of him as a good 
sort of a soldier, and always willing, and fearing nothing." He m. at Birming- 
ham, 2 Aug. 1910, Elizabeth, dau. of Arthur Dugard, and had a dau., Elizabeth, 
b, 11 Oct. 1912. 

BENTLEY, ARCHIBALD ARTHUR DOUGLAS, Private, No. M. 2/114701, 
Mechanical Transport, A.S.C. *.-. of Joseph Bentley, Sergt., Royal Artillery, by 
his wife, Jane, dau. of James Tall ; b. Secunderabad, India, 30 April, 1881 : 
ednc. there, and Plymstoek. near Plymouth: was a Taxi Driver: •■nlistcd 2S 
June, 1915 ; served with tin- Kx])t'ditionary Force in France and Flanders irom 
19 July following ; was wuundid by a bomb 18 Oct. 1917. and died thr tollowinu 
day at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station. Buried in Lyssenthoek British Sol- 
diers' Cemetery, near Poperinglie. His Commanding Otticer wrote : " He was 
wounded by an aerial bomb, while Ijoarding liis car on tht^ night of the 18th. and 
died shortly after. He was a willing and tlioroughly satisfactory soldier. i>opuIar 
alike with his comrades and officers, bv whom liis death is deeply felt." He m. 
at Buckland, in 1902. Matilda Elizabeth, dau. of the late Richard Andrews, 
R.N., and liad three children. 

BENTLEY, CLAUDE LOUIS, 2nd Lieut., 15th (Service) Battn. The High- 
land Liglit Intantrv. 2nd \- of .lolm iieorge Edwin Bentley, bv his wife. Lilv 
May (32, (icorur Stnet, Kdinbniuli) : h. K.linbiiri^li. 2:i Feb*. 1892; educ. Edin- 
burgh Institntjnii, and Cliltcjii }lini>r Schnnl. Harrn.^ate ; went to AiLstralia in 
June, 1909. and settled at Wee Waa. New Soutli Wales, where ho took up cattle 
rearing ; was on hi.s way to England for a lioliday wlien war broke out ; enlisted 
in the Army Service (Jorp.s Keniounts in Oct. 1914 : served witli the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from the following Nov, ; obtained a commission 
in the Highland Light Infantry Dec. 1915, and subsequently returned home 
for training ; went back to l-Yance 16 June, 1916 ; took part in the Battle of 
the Somme, when a.s Sniping, Bombing and Intelligence Officer he saw nuich 
severe fighting, and was accideiitaliy killed at Halloy 23 Dee. following. Buried 
in the French Comnumal CeTuetery. St. (^len. Lieut. -Col. H. J. W. Davis wrote : 
" Among the many duties he so ably jierformed in this battalion was that of 
Bombing Instructor. He was teaching some men to tlu-ow live grenades yester- 
day, when one of the ineii. thrcjuuh iier\ uusness apparently, did not throw the 
grenade clear of the trench they were standing in for safety. The grenade began 
to roll back into the trench, and your boy — always wry quick and resourceful^ 
told the men in the trench to jump out, and did so luniself. He was the first 
to act, and meanwhile the Corpl. Instructor saw that the grenade had stopped 
rolling, and would b\irst in a second or two on top of the trench, so he shouted 
to the others to stay in the trench and lie down, thereby saving them, only the 
thrower of the grenade being slightly wounded of those in the trench. . . . Your 
boy was one of the best officers in the battalion, and one whom I had grown to 
like and value as a friend. He was so hard-working, painstaking and reliable, 
and always elieery and helpful. He was of the very greatest assistance to me 
during reeint fighting, and had more to do with the ruTiniu-^ of the liattaiinu as 
a whole than ahunst anyone in it. lutelliuence Officer, Sni|>ing Orfie.r and IJonib- 
ing Ottieer— tliese were some ul the duties that he did for us. and did extremely 
well," and the Chaplain, the Ki v. Ewm Maclean : " I knew your boy well, and 
I liked him, and many a contiriintial eliat we had together. He was so cheerful, 
so courteous, and so kind. Wiiativer he took up he did witlt enthusiasm. He 
was one of our most cajiable officers, and the battalion can ill atford to lose liim. 
He was popular with his fellow officers. The men loved liim. I know how genuine 
their grief was over his death." He was mentioned in Despatches by (ieneral 
Sir Dougla.s Haig, for good work as Intelligence Officer at Thidpval and Beaumont 
Harae! ; Kum. 

BENTLEY, HELLEWELL, Stoker. No. K. 15255, H.M.S. Begonia. R.N., x. 
of the late .loliii William lientley, by his wife. Mary Jane (73. liowden Street, 
Stockport), dau. oi .Fohn Peacock; and brother to A.-B. H. Bentley (q.v.) : 
b. Burnley. 2 Mareii. 1894 ; educ. St. Matthew's Church Selionl. Stockport ; 
joined the Navy in 1911, and was lost at sea 6 Oct. 1017. while sirviug on H.M.S. 
Begonia,; vnm. 

BENTLEY, HENRY, A.-B., No. 21845. Suhmnrine E 47. R.N.. s. of the late 
John William lientlev. Engineer, by his wife. Mary Jane (73 Bowden Street. 
Stockport), dau. of John Peacock; and brother to Stoker H. Bentley {q.r.)-; 
b. Rochdale. 9 Dec. 1896 ; educ. St. Matthew's Church School, Stockport ; 
joined the Navy 8 Jan. 1913, and was lost at sea 23 Aug. 1917, while serving on 
a submarine : unm. 

BENTLY, J., Private, No. 9839, Tlie Durham Light Infantry ; served witli the 
Exijeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Sept. 1914. 
BENTON, SAMUEL WESTWOOD, Rifleman, No. 2759. 16tli Itattu. ((Jueen's 
Westminster HiHes) The London Regt. (T.F.), 3rd .y. of the late I'hiliip Benton, 
by his wif.-, Lvdia Marv {(Jlaisdale. Leicester Road. Wanstead Iv). dau. of the 
late Charles Francis, of Southchurcli ; b. Great AVakering, co. lOssex, 1 Dec. 
1885; educ. Bancroffs School, Woodford; was a Clerk in the Prudential 
Assurance Companv ; enlisted in Aug. 1914; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France; and Flanders from 4 July, 1915 : was reported missing after 
the fighting at Gommeeourt, and is now assumed to have been killed tiiere I July, 
1916 ; num. 

BENYON, JOSEPH, L.-Corpl., No. 18458, Ist Battn. (22nd Foot) 'I'lie ClM-hiy 
Regt., vst. s. of tlie late Kobi-rt Menyon, ( n:,| 
Merchant, bv his wife. Mary (80, Westniin-tn 
Koad. Hoole. Chester), dau. of Thomas Feuua ; 
/;. Huole, eo. Chester. 14 Jan. 1884; educ. All 
Saints' School there ; was an Assistant in the 
Oil Refinery at Messrs. Lever lirothers. Bort 
Sunligiit ; enlisted in the 3rd Cheshire Regt. 
17 Nov. 1914; served with the Kxpeditionary 
I'oree in France and Flanders from 11 Jan. 
1915, where he was three times wounded; 
transferred to the 1st Cheshires ; returned to 
i;ns.'land 8 April. 1916 ; left for Eiryi-t on H.M.S. 
Irooi.shi]) Transylvania 19 Ai)ril, 1917. and 
was lo-t when that ship was torpedoed 4 May 
lollowiH'i. He m. at the Church of Christ. 
(lii-tei. U March, 1904, Lorna Grace (77. 
Fountain Street. Birkenhead), dau. of Robert 
Harris, and had six children : Robert, b. 24 
Jan. 1906 (rf. 6 March. 1912): Joseph, b. 14 
June, 1909 (rf. 19 June. 1912) ; Thomas, b. 
Joseph Benyon. 6 May, 1912 ; Leslie Joseph, b. 23 March. 1915 ; 

John Walter, b. 26 April, 1917, and Emily, 
b. 23 Sept. 19U7. 




BERISFORD, LEONARD. Private. No. 44216, lltli (Service) Battn. The 

Royal Sassex Kegt., a. of the late Isaiie Berisford, 

by his wife, Louisa (Shaw's Farm, Tissington, 

near Ashbourne), dau. of Thomas (and Mar>') 

^^ Brown ; b. Ashover Hay, 1 March, 1895 ; 

^S/tltUt^k educ. there ; was a Farmer ; enlisted in the 

r ^ 4tli (Extra Reserve) Battn. The Prince of 

f ft Wales's 0\vn North Stalfordshire Regt. 27 

1 ^^ ■ April, 1916. from which lie was transferred to 

J iff ^(\ f ^ the Royal Sussex Regt. : served with the 

l-jxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders 

from 26 Aug.. and was killed in action at 

Vpres, 1 March. 1917. Buried in the Railway 

Dug-outs Burial Ground (Transport Farm), 

Zillebeke, one and a lialf miles south-south-east 

of Ypres. His Sergt. wrote : " He was 

respected by all iu Ids company and also by 

his officers. I can assure you we grieve Ids 

loss very much, and feel as though we had lost 

a brother. He was a brave lad and died at 

his post. No. 3 Platoon will miss him very 

. „ . , . much. He was so well liked bv all who knew 

Leonard Ber.sford. ^^^„ jj„^ 

BERNEY, D., Corjil.. Xo. 10071, 2nd Battn. TIk- Coimausht Ranaers ; served 
with till- Expfditionary Force in France; killed in action 1 Xov. 1914. 
BERRY, ERNEST FRANK, Private, Xo. 13466, l:!th (Service) Battn. Ilie 
Eoval Su^isex Ite.'t » of illred Ernest Berry, of Riicklord, Hurst pierpoint, co. 
Sussex ■ b Firl.- "l.ewes. CO. Sussex, 3 Jlay, 1S9S ; educ. there ; was a County 
Accountant's Clerk ; enlisted 25 June, 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from 5 May, and was killed in action at Ypres 1 Aug. 
1917. Xn ofticer wrote : " He was a good soldier and very popular amongst 
his eumrades and liigh in the esteem of the officers." C'jim. 

BERRY F. Private No 6834, 2nd Battn. The King's lloyal Rifle Corps; 
serveil w'ith till- Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 

BERRY FRANCIS, Private, Xo. 40069, 2nd Battn. (25th Foot) The King's 
Own Scottish Borderers, only .«- of Francis 
Berry, of Minto, Hawick, Korester to the Earl 
of Minto on his Roxhurgh and Selkirksliire 
Estates, by his wife, Catherine, dan. of John 
Mereliant. * Farmer ; b. CuKiuoieh. Towie. CO. 
.\berdeen, 19 Jan. 1896 : educ. .Minto Public 
s<lioo! and Hawick High School ; was em- 
[. loved on the staff of Messrs. George and 
.luiiies Cliver. Solicitors, Hawick ; joined the 
2/4th King's Own Scottish Borderers in Oct. 
1915 : served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from .\ug. 1916 ; 
transferred to the 2nd King's Own Scottisll 
IJorderers in .\ug, ; was reported wounded 
and missing after the fighting at Morval, 
dnriim the Battle of the Somme, 25 Sept. 
following, and is now a.ssunu'd to have been 
killed in action on that date. ]x;tters from 
comrades state that lie had successfully 
delivered some despatches at Headquarters, 
and that on rejoining his comiiany, he was 
Francis Berry. ^^^^ q^j „„ patrol ; the shell fire was terrific, 

and it is believed that he mi't his death by the bursting of a shell : iimii. 

BERRY, G., Private. Xo. 9008. The Lancashire Fusiliers. : served with the E.\- 

|ii<litionary Force in France; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 

BERRY, J., Private. Xo. 7941. The Black Watih ; served with tlie lixpeditionary 

Force iii'lM-anee ; killed in action 15 Sept. 1914. 

BERRY S. Private. Xo. 7488, 1st Battn. The South Wales Borderers ; served 

Willi the'lOxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action (1 Xov. 1914. 

BERRY W. E,, l,.-Corpl., Xo. 70-22, 1st Battn. The Xorfolk Hegt. ; served 

with the'Expeditionary Force in France; killc^d in action 24 Aug. 1914. 

BERRY W. H., Private. Xo. 6501, The Royal Warwiekshin- Regt. ; served 

with the'Exi.ediliiinary Force in France ; killed in action i:S Oct. 1914. 

BESANT W. J., Private. So. 16295, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards; 

served with tin' lOxiieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 1 Sept. 1914. 

BESTLEY H Private. Xo. 11428, 1st Battn. The Creuailier Guards ; served 

with the Hxpid'itionarv Force in France; killed in action 22 Oct. 1914. 

BESTONSO, JOHN RICHARD, Private, 
Xo. 293470. 10th (Territorial) Battn, The 
Duke of CainbridL'e's Own (.Middlesex Regt.), 
eldest .S-. of Giaeinto Bestonso, of 27, Cobbold 
Road. Willesden. X.W., Wood Carver, by his 
wife, yUirv Ellen, dau. of Edward Leiis. Tailor ; 
/.. Shaftesbnrv .Avemie, London, W.. 29 Jan. 
18..; educ. St. Mary's School. Charing Cross 
Road. W.C. ; was a Wood Carver; joined 
the Middlesex Territorials 15 Xov. 1914; 
served with-the Egyptian Exiteditionary Force 
in Egyjit and Palestine from Jan. 1915, and 
was killed in action there 19 -\pril. 1917 ; itnm. 
BETHELL, CHARLES FRANCIS ITHELL. 
2nd Lieut. Koval Enizineers. only n. of the late 
Charles Ithell" Bcthell, by his wife, Louisa 
(tioodacre, Weybridge), dafi. of ( — ) Turner; 
b. Cobham, co! Surrey, 25 Jan. 1897 ; educ. 
Wellington College, cd. Berks, and the Royal 
Militarv -\cademy, Woolwich, S.E. (passed 
John Richard Bestonso, '» fourth and gain'ed iirize cadetshiii) ; gazetted 

2nd Lieut, R.E. 22 .\pril, 1915 : served with 

the Expeditionary Force in France from the following Sept., and was killed 

in action at Vennelles 22 Feb, 1916. Buried there. 

BETTERIDGE, J., Private, Xo. 8320, 3rd Battn. The Rifle Brigade ; served 
with the l-^xpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914. 

BETTLES, B„ Corpl., Xo. 9684, The Loyal Xorth Lancashire Regt. ; served 
witli tln' Exjieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 7 Oct. 1914. 

BETT.NEY, F. W., Private, Xo. 643S, 2nd Battn. The Khlg's Own (Yorkshire 
Liiiht Infaiitrv) ; served with the Expeditionarv Force in France; killed in 
action 18 Oct.' 1914, 

BETTS, A,, Farrier. Xo. S.E.yi7, The .\rmy Vet«>rinary Corps ; served with 
the Exi)editionary Force in France ; died of heart failure 5 Xov, 1914. 





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Robert Sidney Belts, 



BETTS, FRANK WILLIAM JOHN, Private. No. 30904. 2nd Battn. (11th 
Foot) The Devonshire Re^t., yst. s. of Oliver lietts, of 5. Harmsworth Street, 
Keiminston Park. S.E., by his wife, i-uey J., dau. of William Mathews; b. 
Keiinington Park, London, S.E., 15 Jnne. 1898 ; <'d\ic. West Square, St. George's 
Road, Soutliwark. S.E., and St. Georsc's CoUetic Kin^sway, W.C. ; was a Clerk ; 
enlisted 20 Feb. 1917; served with the ExpiMlittonary Force in France from 
20 July, and was killed in action at PIocfistetTt. north of Annenti/res, 5 Sept. 
folIowinK. An otTut-r wrote : *' He was one of the host lads in the platoon, 
and liis sergL-ant till-; nic that he was brave and rhciTful to the last." Vmn. 
BETTS, ROBERT SIDNEY, Doctor. H.A.M.C. 2nd s. of Kobert Spikon 
Hitts, late of Holbcek. near Horncastle, co. 
l.hieoln. by his wife. Lydia, dau. of Kobert 
(irundy Settle; h. Holbeck aforesaid, 11 June. 
18(i;j ; ' educ. Harlow, co. Essex ; Indor, and 
Charing Cross Hospital, where he obtained his 
L.R.C.P. in 1888. and his M.R.C.S. the same 
year; was for a ti.nie a Siirir.oii in ttip Kastorn 
Telegraph Company, snbsiquenlly |ir;ntising 
as a Medical Practitioner in HiyliMatf. Lueknow 
and Cape Town, and later in Bournemouth. 
On the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914, he gave 
up his practice in Hampshire, and. volunteering 
for service in France, joined the R.A.M.O. 
Nov. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders ; returned to 
England in Dee, i'.)ir», wlini he was appointed 
Assistant Me(iie;il Sii|" rinti-ndent at the Milton 
Asylnm. Portsnioutli. and died there 31 Oct. 
loio. from heart failure, following influenza. 
He m. at St. Mary's. Farnham Royal, co. 
Bucks. 8 May, ISOl Florence Jane (Benlah, 
Snrrench-n. Brighton), dau. of Capt. Henry 
Ingle Baylis. ;3nl Gurkha Rifles, Bengal Infantry. Indian Army, and granddau. 
of Judge' Thomas Henry Baylis, K.C., and had a dau.. Kathleen Eugenic An- 
toinette Montgomery, h. 11 Nov. 1897. 

BEVAN, Jm Private, No. 12990, 3rd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 
BEVERIDGE, ARTHUR DOUGLAS, Private. No. 300672, i;8th (Terri- 
torial) IJattn. Princess Louise's (Argyll and 
Sutherland Highlanders), 3rd s. of Robert 
Beveridge, of 33. Hollybank Terrace, Edin- 
burgh. Macer of Justiciary, by his wife, Helen, 
dau. of .\rchibald Johnston; b. Edinburgh. 
13 Dec. 1891; fduc. James Gillespie's School. 
Edinburgh : was a Clerk ; enlisted 14 Nov. 
1914; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from 1 May, 1915 ; 
WHS wounded at lieaumont Hamel 13 Nov. 
1910. and was killed in action at the Chemical 
Works. Knuex. about six miles east of Arras, 
!;'> May. I1U7. His ('onimanding Ollicer wrote : 
"I regret to say that your sou was killed on 
15 May. while tiie battalion were in the line in 
front of the Clieruical Works at Rouex, about 
six miles east of Arras. He was sent with a 
message from his company to Headquarters, 
and while carrying out that duty he was killed 
by a shell. Your son undertook this duty at 
a' very critical time, as all the usual runners 
had been knoi-ked out. and it was important 
that eoniniuriieatidii >liould be maintained. He was a splendid typo of the 
typical Hiiihlaml --iiMi.r. carrying out all he had to do with a cheerfulness and 
a keenness wliicJi made him liked by botli otlicers and lU'-ii alike. I only knew 
him for a little while, as I had only shortly joined the battalion, but I was struck 
with his cheerful temperament nail unswerviTig sense; of duty." f'nm. 
BEWS, WILLIAM, Private. No. 493, 31st llattn. Australian Imperial Force, 
3rd s. of the late David Bews. Farmer, by his wile. Jessie (North Footie, Torphins), 
dau. of John Gordon, Farmer; b. Torphins. co. Aberdeen, 11 .\pril. 1888 ; educ. 
Public School there ; went to Australia in Aug. 1911. and settled in Queensland, 
where he took up agricultural work ; volunteered for Imperial Service, and joined 
the 31st Battn. Australian Imperial Force in July. 1915 ; went to Egypt in Nov. ; 
served with the Exi)editionary Form in France and Flanders from May. 1916 ; 
was wounded in July, and invalided to ICngland ; returned to France in Nov., 
and was killed in action 19 Jan. 1917. Buried liehind the line wdierc he fell ; 
unm. 

BEYNON, WILLIAM CHARLES, 2nd Lieut., 4th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Koyal Welsli Fusiliers, attd. 2nd Battn. (24tli Foot) The South Wales Borderers, 
eldest s. of Enoch Beynon, of 18, George Street, Swansea, by his wife. Bessie, 
dau. of Charles Le Batt ; b. Swansea, co. (Jiainorgan. 23 March, 1888; educ. 
Swansea Grammar School, and Abervstw\th Cniversity. where he graduated 
B.A. with Honours in 1909, and gained ttie dij.lotna of A.R.C.O. in 1912; sub- 
sequently became Assistant School Master at lirynniill School. Swansea, and 
Professor of Economics at the Technical College there ; joined the Inns of Court 
O.T.C. 10 Nov. 1915 ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Koyal Welsh Fusiliers 5 Sept. 
1916; served with the ICxiirditionary Force in Kranee from 23 Fob. 1917. and 
died in No. 41 Casualty Clearinu station 4 May following, from wounds recei^■cd 
in action at Arras 23 April. Buried in the Itritish Cemetery at Duisans. His 
Commanding Officer wrote : '* Your son took part in an attack on 23 April, and 
it was while leading his men that he was hit. His death is a great loss to us 
all. He was a most promising otticer, reliable, and fearless." Unm. 
BIANCHI, J., Pri\ate. No. 589. 1st Battn. The Northumberland Fusiliers ; 
served with the Exjieditionary Force in Frau<-e ; died of wounds 13 Nov. 1914. 
BICKERSTETH, STANLEY MORRIS, Lieut. (Acting Capt.), 15th (Service) 
Battn. The Prince of Wale>"s t)wn (West Yorkshire Regt.). s. of Dr. Samuel 
Bickersteth. of The Precincts, Canterbury. Canon of Canterbury and Chaplain 
to the King, bv his wife, Ella Chlora Faithfnil, dau. of Sir Monlcr Monier- 
Williams, K.C.LE., D.C.L. : b. The Yicarage. Belvedere, co. Kent. 1 June. 1891 ; 
educ. St. David's. Reigate : Rugbv. and Christ Church, Oxford : was gazetted 
Lieut, to the Prince of WalrsV (iwn (West Yorkshire Regt.) 2,') Sept. 1914; 
served with the Eg\ptian l-^xpeditionary Force in Egypt from 7 Dec. 1915. to 
Feb. 1916, when he proceeded to France, and was killed in action while leading 
his men in tiie attack on Serre during the Battle of the Somme, 1 July, 1916. 
Buried on the battlefield ; nmn. 

BICKNELL, H., Private, No. 1162, 1st Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 23 Sept. 1914. 
BIDGOOD, W. F. P.» Driver. No. 00724. 113th Battery R.F.A. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 19 Sept. 1914. 
BIGG, H. J., Private, No. 8532. 2nd Battn. The Oxfordshire and Buckingham- 
shire Light Infantry; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died 
of woimds 22 Oct. 1914. 




.\rthur D. Beveridge. 



BIGGS, HENRY NELSON, Corpl., No. 18823, 6th (Service) Battn. The Buffs 

(East Kent Regt.). «. of the late George Biggs, by his wife, Phyllis (Goring); 
b. Isleworth, co. Middlesex. 30 June, 1888 ; educ. The Blue School there, was 
a Warder at Borstal Institution ; enlisted 26 June. 1016 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 27 Sept. 1916. and wjus killed 
in action 13 Aug. 1917. by a trench mortar, while shelt^'ring in a dug-out in the 
Arras sector. Buried on the Cambrai Road. His Commanding Ollicer wrote; 
** Ho was loved bv all in the company, and he was one of the best N.C.O.'s, and 
I feel his loss greatly." He m. at Brize-Norton, co. Oxon. 4 Now 1909, Florence 
(Pretoria Villa. WoodthoriH- Road. Ashford. co. Middlesex), dau. of Edmund 
JovrH's, anil had three children : Donald Nelson, b. 1 Sept. 1011 : Muriel Gladys. 
b. 6 Nov. 111)4. and Phyllis Katbh-en. b. 10 April. 1916. 

BIGNELL, v., Private, No. 8563. 2nd Battn. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light 
Infantry); served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 
IB Sept'. 1914. 

BIGNELL, WILLIAM HENRY, Coy. Sergt.-Major, No. 2611. 13th (Service) 
Battn. Tlie Royal Sussex Regt., s. of the late William BigneH. by his wife, Maria, 
dan. of George Lee ; b. Hastings, 22 Jan, 1871 : 
_ oduc. there; enlisted 12 June. 1801; served 

with the 1st P.attn. (3.-.lh Fool) in the South 
African campaign; later itroeeeded to India, 
and joiTied tlir 2nd Battn. (ll)7t,h Foot), serving 
with this nnit uiitd its relief by the 1st Battn.. 
til whieh iie was n-t ransferred ; lelt the Army 
11 June. 1012, and re-enlisted in tlie I3th (Ser- 
viei) Battn. 11 Jan. 1915; served with the 
l^xpeditionary Forc<' in France ami I'landers 
Inun 3 March. 1916. and died at No. 56 Cjisualty 
Clearing Station, rnuiee. 21 July, 1917, of 
aeute nephritis, contract ed wbil*- on active 
-^1 rvice. Buried at Edgehill, near Albert. He 
was awarded the Soutli African Medal with 
rwo clasps, also the Long Si'rvire and Good 
Conduct Medal, and was granted temporary 
lank of 2nd Lieut. 19 July. 1917. Ho m. at 
siindon. near Arundel. 6 Feb. 1902. Mary (1. 
Chermside Yillas, Summcrdale, Chirhester). 
dau. of the late Rufus Green, of Slindoti, and. 
had six children : Wilfred Edward, b. 8 Dec. 
1906; Charles Alfred, b. 16 Sept. 19UI ; W^illiain 
■ "" . b. A Oct. 1908. and Gcorgina 




William Henry Bignell. 




Etlward IJarnard Hilton. 



1904; George Albert. /;. St Nov 

Henry, b. 18 Oct. 1913; Lvdia Anastasia Marv, 

Editli Florence, b. 10 May. 1916. 

BILLINGHAM, C, Private, No. 7083, 1st Battn. The Bedfordshire Regt. ; 

served witli till' Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914 

BILLINGS, T. J., Private, No. 8344. 3rd Battn. The Oxfordshire and Bucking- 
liamshire Light Inlantry ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; 
killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 

BILTON, EDWARD BARNARD, Capt.. 1/lst Tlie Highland Cyclist Battn, 
(T.F.). attd. 2/5111 (Territorial) Battn. The Kiu'Xs Own (Yorksliire bight In- 
fantry), elder .>^. ol tlie late Ildward Stanton Hilton, by his wile. Susanna (lut-/ 
of Coombe. Wimbledon Park, S.W.). dau. ot 
the late William Barnartl ; b. Bonwell, co. 
Nortlmmberland. 18 June, 1887 ; edne. Charter- 
house, and Clare College. Cambridge ; was a 
I'.arrister and a inendxr i>t tlie Inner Temple : 
(.htaiiicd a eoniiiiissii)n ,;is 2nd Lieut, in the 
lle_dila[id Cvclist Battn. 14 Nov. 1914; was 
lirnmutod Lieut. 31 March. 1915, and Capt. 
Hi .Mine, 1916. when he was attached to the 
J .">tli llattn. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light 
lidantrv). and s.rved at the Battn. Head- 
i|uarter> as Int-lligence Otlicer ; served with 
I he Expeditionary Force in Franer and I'landers 
irom Jan. 1917, and was killiti in action near 
\lbert 15 March following, while making a 
<' (..i.Miii— aiiee towards tlie eiieiiiv during 
,M, ,eiv;uir,. Buried on the balllelirld near 
\rlih i-ir-1'. tit. His Commandiie.: OOicer 
wT'-ir ; *■ H<' was one of the tinest and liravest 
-Dliiiers it has been my privdegi- U> know, 
lb j.ossesscd great natural gifts, and would, 
1 know, have gone far in any profession. He 
was my Intelligence Ollicer, and did extraordinarily good work all the time, and 
will be quite impossilile to replace. W'o, both officers and men. wore devoted 
to him. He died a hero's drath; none hi the war have done more. He is a fine 
example to us all." and a Imttlur ollieir : " He was a very valuable otlicer. He 
acted with splendid rouragr and judgment in our last operation. Me was on 
dut>' in a dangerous situation for 30 hours, was slightl\' wonmleil. Imt eairird on 
undaunted, and gave us \ery valuable inlnniiafion. savuig niany li\i s " \n<ilher 
brother olliiir also wnite ; " He was a splendid tine tellnw. ln\.d by his lirother 
otlinrs, haii.ss to .i degree, and he met his death in an advanei-d ixtsition. 
ondiavoiiring to ascertain the movements of the enemy. No man could wish 
to die under nobli-r rireinnstances. and the great consolation is that this fearless 
duty with whieh he was entrust. -d was in the act ot hiirig carried out when ho 

was" killed." He was menti.m.d in I tespatches [ i^und ;a/,.ite. 25 May, 1917| 

by General Sir Douglas Haig. for gallant ami distinguished service in the field ; 
if/tm. 

BINFIELD, T., Private. No. 8615, 1st Battn. The Royal Berkshire Regt.: 
served with tlie Ex|)oditionary Force in France ; killed in action 29 Sept. 1914. 
BINGEN, CHARLES, Lieut.. 5th (Territorial) Battn. (Cinque Port*) The 
Roval Sussex Kegt.. elder .v. of Max Nathan Bingen. of 4, Kiddcrpore Gardens. 
Hanipstead, X.W., bv his wife. Leily. dau. of Solomon Eisner; b. Hampstead. 
London. N.W.. 20 .hilv. 1805; educ. Cheltenliam College, and Kcole de Com- 
merce. .Neiiclnitel. Switzerland ; was a Junior Bank Clerk ; obtained a commission 
as 2nd Lieut, in tlie 5th Sussex Regt. 22 Sept. 1914. after the outbreak of war. 
and was pr(Hnoted Lieut, in Jime, 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Korco 
in France and Flanders from Feb. 1915. and was killed in action at Hebnterno 
10 Fob. IH16, while su|ierintending some important works behind the front line. 
Buried at HebutcriH', His Commanding Otlicer wrote: " None of my officers 
was cooler under the than vovir boy, and none more ready to imdertake cheer- 
fully any duty, however disagreeal)le and irksome. Hi- was liked and respected 
liy all ranks,' and was most iiopular with the men of his company." and his 
Cai-tani and Adjutant ; " We all admired his pluck and good spirits ... He 
was loved and n^spected by )iis brother officers for his good qualities." Unm. 
BINGHAM, J., L.-CorpL, No. 13200, 3rd Battn. Tlie "Worcestershire Regt. ; 
served with the Kxpeditionary Force in Franco; killed in action 28 Oct. 1914. 
BINKS. ARTHUR, Corpl., No. 111981, 78th Brigade, Royal Field .Artillery, 
2nd .V. ot the lati- John Hewitt Binks. by his wife, Clara (20. Woodsley Road, 
Leeds), dau. of Klliot (and Mary) Moss ; b. Leeds, 12 July, 1808 ; oduc. Bellcvue 



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David Willis Binnie. 



Koad Council School, and Ct-ntral High School there; enlisted 30 Dec. 1915; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 30 March, 
1916, and was killed in action near Langeraarck 5 Oct. 1917. Buried there ; unni. 
BINNIE, DAVID WILLIS, Lieut., 5th (City of Glasgow), attd. 9th (Glasgow 
Highlanders), Battn. The Highland Light 
Infantry (T.F.), yr. s. of David Dreghorn 
Binnit-, of Elwine. Giffnock. near Glasgow, 
LL.B., Solicitor, of Glasgow, by his wife, 
Barbara Manson, dau. of James Eadie, of 
Glasgow ; b. Glasgow, 31 May, 1895 : educ. 
^Varriston School, Moffat, ' and Glasgow 
Academy : had received some business experi- 
ence in the firm of his imcles who are woollen 
merchants in Glasgow, and when war broke 
out was about to commence the study of Law ; 
enlisted in the 17th (Chamber of (jommerce) 
Battn. Highland LigJit Inlantry 2 Sept. 1914; 
obtained a commi-.sion a> '2nd Lieut. 15 July, 
1015. beini: pronior..! Lieut, a year later; 
-< rv'd with Tin- l^xiniiitionary Force in France 
anil Flaiult i>- iroTn li;; s,-pt. 1916, and was killed 
in action m-ar Bullerourt 27 May, 1917. by 
a shell while liolding front-line trenches. 
Buried in Croiseltes Military Cemetery. Col. 
^Menzies wrote : " He was a good yoxmg officer 
of great promise, one of the type who are a 
^eat loss to any battalion. He was a good leader, and. like myself, the men 
had great confidence in liim," and Major A. E. Moss : " He was loved bv his men. 
And it was with tears in his eyes tliat his servant came to me and informed me 
of his death." He was an accomplished golfer and angler, and played forward 
for the Glasgow Academicals. 

BINNS, G. W., Private. No. 8121. 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire Regt. ; 
served with the Exp'ditionary Force in France ; killed in action 25 Sept. 1914. 
BINNY STEUART SCOTT, D.S.O.. Lieut.-Col.. Comdg. 10th (Service) 
Battn. The Boval Welsh Fusiliers, and late Major 19th (Queen Alexandra's 
Own Roval) Hu-^sars, only ,v of the late John Binny. of Sydney, New South 
Wales, by his wife. Elizabeth Maria (Brent 
Eleigh. Haywards Heath), dau. of the late 
Hon. Robert Johnson. M.L.C.. of Brooksby, 
Sydney. New South Wales ; and gdson. of 
the late William Scott Binny. of Queen's Gate 
Gardens, S.W., late senior partner of Binny 
A: Co., Madras : b. Sydney, New South Wales. 
1 July. 1871 : educ. Bengeo. co. Herts ; Hailey- 
hnry Collegf*. and in Germany ; was a very 
kriii crickfter, and member of the M.C.C. and 
1-rti- l-i)n--tfrs. and a very good shot; gazetted 
to tin- I'.ttli Hu-ssars 2 Jimc. 1894 ; promoted 
Major 6 Jvdy, 1910 ; served with distinction 
througliout the South African War of 1900, 
with his regiment, including operations in Natal. 
1899, and actions at Reitfontein and Lombard's 
Kop, and Defence of Ladysmith ; also opera- 
tions in the Transvaal and Orange River 
Colony (mentioned in Despatches [London Ga- 
zette. 15 Nov. 1901] ; D.S.O. : Queen's Medal 
with tliree clasps and King's Medal with 
two clasps) ; was Adjutant of his regiment 
thr East Kent Yeomanry 1905-8, and on the 




Steuart Scott Binny. 




Eric Wykehani Birch. 



from 1901 to 1904. and of 

Staff at Sandhurst from 1910 to March 1914, when he retired from the Army. 
On the outbreak of war he was appointed Railway Transport Otficer, and later 
promoted to D.A. Director of Railway Transports, and mentioned in F.M. Sir 
John (now Lord) French's Despatch [London Gazette, l Jan. 1916] : appointed 
to command the 10th (Service) Battn. The Royal W-Nh Fu-iliers Feb. 1916. and 
was killed instantaneously in action neai Ypres. ?, Man li. lltlti. by the bursting 
of a shell in his dug-out. Buried at Shoilbank, near Zillel'eke. He m. at St. 
Peter's, Eaton Square, W.. Jan. 1911, Marjorie, dau. of Henry Champion, of 
Sibdon Castle, co, Salop, and had two children : John Anthony Francis. 6, at 
U, The Terrace, Roval Military College, Sandhurst, 13 Dec. 1911, and Susan, 
b. 15 June, 1914. 

BIRCH, A., Private, No. 9320, 1st Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt. ; served with. 
(he Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 24 Aug. 1914, 
BIRCH, ERIC WYKEHAM, M.C.. Lieut.. 2 ■4th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Duke of WolliriL'ton's (We-;t Riding Regt.), attd. Machine Gun Corps. 3rd and 
yst. s. of John Grant Birch, Merchant, by his 
wife. Nina (now wife of ( — ) Clay, of Wax- 
holme. Filev, CO. York), dau. of John Turn- 
hull ; b. Bedfont Lodge, co. Middlesex. 18 
^lay. 1892 ; educ. privately ; Rugby, and 
Wye Agricultural College, Kent, where In- had 
just completed his training when war broke 
out ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 4th 
West Riding Regt. 8 Oct. 1914. and was 
attached to the Slachine Gun Corps ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 24 June. 1916, and died at No. 3 
Canadian Stationary Hosjiital. Doulleas, 16 
Jan. 1917, from wounds received in action the 
previous day. Buried in the Comnumal Ceme- 
tery there. The Chaplain at the hospital 
wrote : " Lieut. Birch was brought here from 
the line on Monday with a dreadful woinid in 
his head. The shrapnel hail prnctrated from 
the side to the back of the skull. It was clear 
from the first that tliere was little or no chance ; 
but our expert surgeon. Capt. Lamb, a most 
competent man, threw himself into the work of helping him. and he was twice 
attended to by him. besides being carefully watched."' He was awarded the 
Military Cross [London (iazctte. 13 Feb. 1917], "for conspicuous gallantry in 
action. Although wounded, he took charge of some men near him, and led them 
to their first objective. Latrr, with an orderly, he captured 90 prisoners." Vnm. 
BIRCH, HAROLD LEE, Private. No. 21843, 19th (Service) Battn. The King's 
(Liverpool Hegt). only .s. of Thomas Birch, of 164. Granton Koad. Everton. 
Liverpool, liy liis wife, Sarah Ann, dau. of Peter Lee ; b. Everton. Liverpool, 18 
Jan. 1889 ; educ. St. Saviour's School, and Liverpool Collegiate St-hool. Shaw 
Street; was employed by tin- Cunard Company as Steward; inlisted 19 Dec. 
1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Nov. 
1915, and was killed in action at Mericourt on 24 April following. Buried in the 
M^ricourt ^lilitary Cemetery. An officer wTOte : " He was one of the best in 
every way. a keen soldier, a willing worker, and a cheerful companion, and one 
of the most popular and highest esteemed men in his platoon." Vnm. 




BIRD, E., Private, No. 7639, 2nd Battn. The York and Lancaster Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 29 Oct. 1914. 
BIRD, ERIC JAMES, 2nd Lieut., 4th (Territorial) Battn. The Worcestershire 
Regt., 2nd s. of Walter Bird, of Blencatlira, Ewell Road. Surbiton, by his 
wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas J. Firminger ; b. East Dulwirh, 18 Sept. 1893 : 
educ. the City of London School ; was a Clerk on the Stock Exchange ; joined 
the Artists' Rifles 7 Aug. 1914, ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders : obtained a commission in the Worcestershire Regt., and died 
25 April, 1917. of wounds received in action at the Battle of Arras. Buried at 
Duisans. His Colonel -wrote : " The attack commenced at dawn on the 23rd ; 
from the beginning he was the only officer left ; he gained the objective and 
beat off two count*-r-attacks. He was relieved on the 24th. and it was whilst 
coming back to his billet he was hit byslirapnel. An operation was performed, 
but he died on the 25th. A captain says they consider that it was the worst 
piece of luck the Worcesters have had during the war. He was loved by all." Unm . 
BIRD, FRANK, Private. No. 13279. 8th 
(S.Tvinj Battn. The King's Own (Yorkshin- 
Light Infantry), yst. s, of John Bird, of 29. 
Doncaster Road. Ardsley, near Barnsley. by 
his wife. Emilv. dau. of John Thewlis ; b. Stair- 
foot. 9 Jan. 1889: educ. there: was a Miner; 
enlisted 1 Sept. 1914 ; served with the Exi>edi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 21 
Aug. 1915, and was killed in action at Albert 
li April, 1916. Buried there. Second Lieut. 
A. Donaldson wrote: "I might mention that 
lie was held in high esteem by all the officers 
and men in his company. He has been in my 
platoon since he joined the Army, and I can 
houe-tly sa>' that he was a brave and good 
■^'ildier. and did his work well without com- 
plaint." Vnm. 

BIRD, W., Private. No. 4055, 1st Battn. The 
King's Royal Rifle Corps: served with the 
Exi>editionarv Force in France ; killed in 
Frank Bird. action 27 Oct. 1914. 

BIRD, WILLIAM, Rilleman, No. 13019. 9th (Service) Battn. The Rifle Brigade 
(The Prince Consort's Own), 4th s. of Eli Thomas Bird, of High Cross. Aldenham. 
CO. Herts, by his wife. Louisa, dau. of William Humbles : 6. 15 Feb. 1899 ; educ. 
Boys' Elementary Church of England School, Delrow ; was a Gardener ; en- 
listed in the 0th Rifle Brigade 11 June, 1915; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France from 17 Sept. 1915. and was killed in action 17 Jan. 1916. His 
Captain wrote : " We were digging a new trench connecting two other trenches, 
and Bird was hit in the neck by a stray bullet : we managed to get liim down 
on a stretcher to the dressing station, but he died almost as soon as he got there 
and within an hour of being hit. We buried him just behind our second line. 

I am very sorry to lose Bird ; he had been in my company some time." Unm. 
BIRD. WILLIAM JAMES, Private, No. 14228, 7th (Service) Battn. The East 
Surrev Regt.. s, of Herbert Bird. Porter, bv his wife. Maggie Elizabeth, dau. 
of William Fordham ; b. Cambridge. 14 Oct. 1892 : educ. St. Giles's. Cambridge ; 
was a Gardener, and enlisted voluntarily in Oct. 1914 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France from 1 June, 1915, and died at the Northern Hospital. 
CO. York. 26 Julv, 1916. of wounds received in action. Buried at Cambridge. 
Hew. at Eghain Church, 3 June. 1916. Adelaide (64. Hythe Park Road. Staines. 
CO. Jliddlesix). dau. of WilliaTU H'-Tiry A.s|iland ; s.p. 

BIRDWOOD. HERBERT FREDERICK, Lieut.. 1 20th (Couutv of London) 
Battn. (Blackheath and Wnnlwieli) The London Regt. (T.F.), attd. Royal 
Flving Corps, onlv s, of Un^er Alan Birdwood. of 309, Richmond Road. Twicken- 
ham, M.A., and SM». CanilTiilge ; M.R.C.S. ; late Superintendent, Metropolitan 
Asylums Board, bv his wife. Agues, dau. of Hugh McCann : b, Harlesden. X.W., 

II Feb. 1894: educ. Mount St. Mary">. Chesterfield: City of London School. 
Blackfriars ; Peterhouse. Cambridge, and when war broke out was reading for 
the Law there; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 20th London Regt. from the Cambridge 
University O.T.C. 26 Aug. 1914. and promoted Lieut. 19 May. 1915: went to 
France in March. 1915. where he did nxuch service with the bombing section 
and trench mortar battery, and was ]»re>e[it at the Battle of Loos in Sept. In 
Dec. he was attached to tlie Royal Flying Curps. with temporary rank as Lieut., 
and shortly afterwards gained his first wing as an observer. On 2 March. 1916, 
he and Lieut. Palmer, escorted by one scout, were sent on a long reconnaissance 
to Lille, Valenciennes, Douay, Pont-a-Marcq, Mons-en-Perele. and aft*.'r flying 
67 miles beyond the enemy's front, they were attacked by seven hostile machines, 
in one of which was Imnielniann. The jiilot. writing from a German hospital, 
stated that in the fight over Valenciennes the gun jammed. A message sub- 
sequentlv dropped into the British lines by an enemy airman reported that he 
was killed, and stated that the pilot. Lieiit. C. W. Palmer, was wounded, and 
he afterwards died. Lieut. Birdwood is said to Imve been buried at Soniain. 
Nord, France, by the German authorities. The Otficer Commanding No. 3 
Squadron, R.F.C., wrote: "He was unfortunate to have encountered several 
hostile machines, amongst which, we now know, was Immelmann. one of Ger- 
many's most daring pilots. . . . We have lost one of our best observers, one 
who was alwa\s ready and willing to go anywhere and do anything." Cum. 
BIRKBV, HENRY ALEXANDER, 2nd Lieut.. 5th (Service) Battn. Princess 
Charlotte of \Vales-s( Royal Berkshire Rent.), yst. .v. of John Stewart Birkby,of22. 

Itridse Avenue Mansions, London. W., and his 
wife. Caroline Angeli<]ue. dau. of Major Henry 
Charles Spearman; late 66th Royal Berkshire 
Kegt., Lord of the Manor of Thornley. co. 
Durham: b. .St. Luke's, St. Heliers, Jersey. 
20 Oct. 1889: educ. Victoria College. Jersey, 
and Xantua. Ain. France; served three years 
in •■ B " Troop. 7th Cavalry. C.s. Army, in 
The Philippiiu- Islands, and when war broke out 
in Aug. 1914, was holding an appointment in 
Los Angelic : returned to England ; applied 
for a commission ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 
Koyal Berkshire Kegt. U June. 1915: served 
«ilh the ExiH'ditionary Force in I'rancc and 
llanders from 27 March. 1916. and died in 
No. 33 Casualty Clearing Station, La Bassee, 
^^^^^^^^ -l^* .\pril following, from wounds received in 
^^ ^ A^^^^^^H action. Buried at Betlmne. His Commanding 
^B^ :• Vl Jj^^^^^^H Oflicer wrote " He will be great loss to us, 
^^^^^^^^^ and had he lived, would, I am sure. Iiave made 
a name for himself. During his short time 
with us he shewed great keenness and ability. 
He was most fearless and at times almost reckless." and a brother officer: 
" He was appointed to command onr snipers, and in a very short time raised 
their etfieieuey enormously. He was keener than anyone I have known, and 
had spent most of his last day and niglit crawling about in the mud and rain, in 
front of our front line (No Man's Land) looking for targets. He is a great loss 
to us." Vnm. 




Henry Alexander Birkby. 



26 



The Roll of Honour 




John Gordon Birney. 



BIRKETT, HAROLD WRKFORD, I'rivjitr. No. 4421)24. Ttli IlalMi. Cauiidian 
KxiH'ditionary Force, i-ldir s. <>t Louis liirki'tt. of SiuiitinT Hill, I'liisliluiist, v.o. 
Ki-nt, by liis wife, Aym-s. dau. of Saiinul Wrrlonl : h. ('hislrhur-t. Hi July, 1885 ; 
I'duc. Hailcybury f'ollc«e, and the South I'lastern Amicultiiial Colli-Lze, Wye ; 
was two years in Borneo, and in 1!)(IS wtuit to Canada'; was a Cluh Secretary 
there, and well known in the Okanafran Valley, liritish Colunihia. as a thorou^ii 
sportsumn ; enlisted in tlio Canadian Kxi)editionary Torce \h May. 1915. and 
e4in»e to ICnshnid. when he was appointed Seryt. -Instructor in boniii-tlirowing, 
tnuskctry. etc. ; went to Iranee June, 11)10. and was killed in aetion near 
Pozieres on tlie Soninie battlelront Sept. foUowini:, h\- shell tire. Ilurii'd tlicre. 
His Coniniandini: Oftieer wrote : " Voiir liusliand was killed iiuitc instantanionsly 
by a slull durijij; a hea\y honihardinent. We buried him behind flu- treneli. 
and marked his <.'rave as well as possilile. Your luisl)and wa.s a gentleman from 
head to toe." He ni. at Peaehland. liritish Colunibia, 10 April, 1912, Muriel 
Vida, yst. dau. of Arthur Xonus Pope, of Peaehland ; s.p. 

BIRNEY, JOHN GORDON, Ueiit., 1st liattn. (71st Foot) The Hiiihiand 
l,it:lit Infantry, only .t. of tlie late John Uanisay 

^_^ . Hirney, Lieut,. U.K.. by his wife, Sarah Duii- 

euft (Kiliarney, Tunlirid^e Wells), dau. of 
Oeorjic Henry Worthington. of Hollinwood, 
CO. l^aneaster, J. P. ; and ydson. of Col. John 
liirney, of Kedcastle, co. Kirkiudbriirht ; b. 
Tunbridge Wells, co. Kent. U Jan^ 1898; 
ednc. Temple Grove ; Wineliester, and the 
Ko\al Military College, Sandhurst ; was 
-azctted 2n.l Lieut. Highland J.ight Infantry 
l."> Sijit. I'.il.). and promoted Lieut. 1 Jan. 
lltlT ; served with the Indian l'2xpeditionary 

I oree in Meso|iotamia from Feb. H)H), and 
\\as killed in action at Kut I'^ast .Mounds 

I I Jan. 1017. Buri(^d there. His Commanding 
otheiT wrote : " i considered him the liest of 
our young officers." and a brother officer: 
" It was so characteristic of your dear son, 
whose gnat unsellishness we all knew, to die 
tlihiking of others, and refusing to allow 
anotlier to endanger his life for his sake." 
Another also wrote ; " I can only tell vou 

that your son was gallantly leading his men in face of almost impossibilities." 

BIRRELL. ANDREW SMITH, 2nd Lieut., 6th (Service) liattn. The King's 
Own Scottish Borderers, only .v. of Andrew Birrell, F.F.I.S., School Master and 
Inspector of i'oor and Keuistrar. of LilliesU-af. Roxburgh, by his wife. Catherine, 
5th dau. of Andrew Smith, ot (nits, co. Fife; b. Lesmahagow, co. Lanark. 3 
May, 188t» ; edue. Lilliislraf Pul)lic School; was a Traveller employed bv 
.Messrs. J. and .1. Wilson. Wooll.-n .Men-hants, Kendal : enlisted 18 March, lOHi": 
joined the ICilJnbnrgh rniversity O T.C. ; obtained a eonimission 2.5 Oct. liHd ; 
served with the Lxpeditiouary Force in Fram-e and l'"landers from t) Jan. lf)17. 
and was killed inaction north east ot tlie Kiv<-rScari-e. during the Battle of Arras, 
!) April following. Jinried in tlie Kmbankment British Cemetery at St. Laurent, 
IJlangy, near Arras. His Chaplain wrote : " He was held in tlu- liighcst esteem, 
both for his noble ((uaiities as a man and his efficiency jw an otheer. Ho was 
a gallant nlhei-r and a tru<- gi-iitleman." He in. at Fdiniturgh, 5 July, 1910, 
Catherine Hiitton Young, dau. of John Wright. 

BIRSS, NORMAN, Sergt.. No. 2:J8(1. 7th (Territorial) Battn. The Gordon 
Highlanders. ;Jrd s: of James Jiirs.s. of Skene, co. Aberdeen. Police Constable, 
by his wife. Margaret, dan. of James Davidson : b. Kirktown, Skene, co. Aber- 
deen. V.i July, lHi):i : edue. Gordon's College, and Aberdeen University, where 
he was an Art student: joined the Territorial Force in 1013: volunteered for 
foreign service on the f)utbreak of war; went to France in May, 1915. and was 
killed in action at Jieaumont Hainel on the Soinme front 13 Xo\'. 1916: num. 
BISHOP, ALBERT HENRY, Private. No. 2:J391, C Cov., 2,'4th (Territorial) 
Batt[i. Tlie tjneen's Own ( Koyal West Kent Hegt.). s. of'Charli's Bishop, of 3. 
Willow Walk. Suodland. co. Kent, LaJKnirer. hv his wife, Ann Willard, dau. of 
Charles Henry Mayatt : b. Snodland. eo. Kent. !.'> Feb. 1898: edue. National 
Sc-hools there, and was afterwards i-niploved in the paper mills: joined the 
4th Wc-st Kent Kegt. i:J Oct. 1010; served with the Ivgyj.tian i:xi»editionary 
Force in Kgyjit and Palestine from 20 Feb. 1917. and was killeil in action at 
Samson's Ridge 19 April following. Buried one and a half miles south of Gaza. 
His Connnanding Officer wrote : " He is a great lo.ss to us. especially to his 
many friends in No. 9 Platoon. He was loved and respected by all who knew 
him." Cum. 

BISHOP, C. E., Private, No. 1898, 1st Battn. The Koyal Warwickshire Regt. : 
served with the Expeditionary F'orce in France ; died of wounds 14 Oct. 1914. 
BISHOP, CHARLES HENRY, Private, No. 18883, (Jth (Service) Battn. The 
Buffs {Kast Kent Regt.). .s. of Nathaniel Bishop, by his wife, Susan, dau. of 
William Mole : b. 24 Sejit. 1875 : edue. at Snailwell. co" Suffolk : was a Shepherd ; 
enlisted in July. 1016: served witli the Ex])editionar>' Force in France and 
Flanders from the following Oct., and was killed in action 14 May. 1017. Hem. 
at Thurston, co. Suffolk, Harriet l^litebe (33, Lowther Street. S'ewmarket, co. 
Suffolk), dau. of Alfred Rowc. and had seven children : Fredric ('harlc-s, b. 1 
Aug, 1902 : ICrnest I';dwin. b. 2L Dec. 1004 ; George, b. 2G March. 1906 ; Herbert 
Ronald, b. 20 Nov. 190H ; Jack. b. 21 Dec. 1912 ; Frank, b. 14 April, 1014, and 
KathleriL Phube. b. 5 Nov. 1910. 
BISHOP, F., (iunner. No. 47801, K.F.A. 
in France : ciicd 20 Oct. 1914. 
BISHOP, J.. Driver. No. 57353, R.F.A. ; 
in France : killed in action 14 Sept. 1014. 
BISHOP, JOHN ARCHIBALD, Private 



BISHOP, L. N.. Private, No. 9416. 1st Battn. The South Wales Bonii-rers : 
served with the l'>X|ieditiouary Force in France; killed in aeti<ni 26 Sept. L914. 

BISHOP, W., Trooper, No. 2420, 1st Life (iuards ; 
Force in France ; died of wounds 22 Oct. 1914. 



■d with the Kxpcditionary 




; served with the Expeditionary Force 
served with the Expeditionary Force 



John Archibald Bishop. 



No. 1640. l/4th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Royal Sussex Regt., elder s. of the late 
John Bishop, of High Street. Gosport, and 
Chichester. Boot Retailer ; b. Gosjiort. co. 
Hants, 8 May, 1895 : edue. Mile End House 
School, Portsmouth, and on leaving there 
entered his father's business ; joined the 
Sussex Territorials in Fel). 1913 : volunteered 
for foreign service on the outbreak of war 
in Aug. 1914 : served witli the Mediterranean 
Expeditionary Force at GaIli]ioli : was in- 
\alided honu- in Sept. 1015. and after five months 
ill B> .lutort War Hospital, Bristol, rcjoinetl his 
regiment in Egypt, June. 1916, and was killed 
in action at Gaza 26 March, 1917. The Cliaj)- 
lain wrote : " The battaHon made a mapiiflcent 
advance imder very heavy tire, and captured 
a ridge overlooking Gaza. AVe dug in on the 
top and held it all the afternoon and evening. 
One of the Generals said he had never sein 
a finer bit of work, and the whole battalion 
was congratulated." Vnm. 



BISSELL, J., Private. No. 10133, 2nd Battn. The Woreestersliire Regt.; 
served with the l-^xpeditionary Force in France ; killed in actif>n 21 Oct. 1914. 

BISSET, ALEXANDER WATT, Private, No. 16068. 4th Platoon. A Coy., 
9tli (Service) Battn. ilie Black Watch (l{<iyal Highland<Ts). s. of George Bisset, 
Contractor, by iiis wife. Jeannie ; b. ^then Wells, co, Aberdeen, 5 Aug. 1883; 
edue. Public School there : was an Instate Carter and I'loughmau ; enlisted 
16 June, 1916; served with the Kxpeditionarv Force in France from 29 Dec. 
1916, and was killed in action at Arras 9 Ai.ril. 1017. He m. at iluntly, 1 Dee. 
1911. Margaret .Straehan (Craii;-na-.A,ridh Cottage, Bonskeid. Pitlochry), dau. 
of James Kemp, and had two sons ; .Mcxander Watt, b. 18 Feb. 1013, and George. 
b. 17 April. 1915. 

BISSETT, J., Private. No. 2519. 1st Battn. The Black Watch; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in I'Yanee ; killed in action 14-15 Sept. 1914. 

BLACK, CHARLES MILLAR JACK, Trooper, No. 41897. Staffordshire 
Yeomanry (T.F.). yr. .v. of William .Smith Black, of 84, Roods street, Kerrlemnir. 
CO. Forfar, Tailor and Clothier, by his wife. Mary, dau. of Charles Millar Jack; 
b. Kerrienuiir aforesaid, 25 July. 1891; edue. St. Mary's School there; was a 
Grocer; joined the Yeomanry 9 Dec. 1915 ; .served with the Fgyptian Expedi- 
tionary Force in Irlgypt and Palestine from May. 1!H7, and was killed 
in action at Ahashusha, between (iaza and Jerusalem, 15 Nov. following. Buried 
there. His Sergt. wrote in the highest terms of his gallantry and elliciency as 
a soldier : unm. 

BLACK, J., Trooper. No. 2770, 1st Lite Guards; served with the Kxiiedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 10 Sejrt. 1914. 

BLACK, W.. Private. No. 2631, 1st Battn. The Black Watch: served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in aetion 27 Oct. 1014. 

BLACKABY, RICHARD HEATHCOTE, Private, Xo. 15504. ist Battn (3rd 
Foot) The Bulls (Fast Kent Regt.), s. ol tlie Rev. Frederick Edward Blackaby, 
of Tlie Manse, Eastcombe, near Stroud, co. Gloucester. Baptist Minister, by his 
wife. Julia Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Salmon, of Beiigeo, co. Herts; b. Stow- 
on-tiie-Wold, 9 May. 1891 ; edue. Witney Grammar School, co. Oxon ; was ii 
Clerk in the London County and Westminster Bank ; enlisted 12 l'"eb. 1916 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flandeis from 16 June, 
and died at the Casualty Clearing Station at Meault, near Albert, 18 Sept. fol- 
lowing, from wounds re"cei\<d in action on the Somme. Buried in the Grove 
Town Britisli Cemetery. The Chajilain wrote : " Your son was a good and brave 
lad. beloved by his ollicers and men." Tjmh. 

BLACKBURN, ANDREW KENNEDY, D.C.M.. M.M., L.-CorpL, No. 13175. 
6th (Service) Battn, Tlie l^neen's Own Cameron Highlanders, x. of John Black- 
burn, of 25. Devon Street. iilasL'ow, Commercial Traveller, by his wife, Mary, 
dau. of Andrew Campbell ; h. Glasgow. 3 Nov. 1803; edue. .ibhotstord School 
there : was a Medical Student ; enlisted in Aug. 1014 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flantbrs from March, 1915, and was killed in action 
1 Aug" 1917. Buried in the Bran<lhoek Cemetery. C'apt. C. C. Okell. R.A.M.C., 
wrote : " He is missed and regretted here by olHcers and men as one of the 
bravi-st men in the battalion. You have every right to be proud of your son's 
memory, as we are in his battalion. For two years out here In- did work as 
useful as any man has <lone, and with rare bravery and devotion." He was 
awarded the" Military Medal, also the Distinguished Conduit Medal and tlie 
Medaille Militairc, for gallant and <listinguished service in the lield ; "ntn. 

BLACKBURN, GEORGE HENRY, Private 

No. 331:53, iOth (Service) Jiattn. The Cheshire 

Regt.. eldest k. of John Roln-rt Blackburn, of 
.')5. Beaconsfield Road, New Ferry, Tram Car 
DriviT. under the Birkenliead ('orjioration. by 
his wife, I'^mil.v. dan. of .((dm l,eee!i : b. Birken- 
h-'ad, eo. Chesti-r. 7 Aug. 1895 : i-dnc. St. Mark's 
Church Schools. New Ferry ; w.is employed as a 
Tram Conductor under the Birkenhead Corpora- 
ti(m : enlisted 26 Jan. 11H6: served with the 
llxiteditionary F'orce in France and Flanders 
rrum 2:; Jmie. and was killeil in acti(ni at the 
Battle of the Somme 13 July following. Buried 
in a wood near where lie fell. His Sergt. wrote : 
" ^'our brave son was killed instantaneously 
while lieli)ing in a glorious attack against a 
German trench. As a soldier, he was one of our 
best in the company, and amongst his numerous 
companions he was most jtopular. His death is 
felt by both officers and men. Console yourseif. 
George Henry Blackburn. nowever, that he died happy in tlu- thought 
that he liad lived to be present at the great 
jnisli." {"inn. 

BLACKBURN, GILBERT, L.-CorpL, No. 19522, 7th (Service) Battn. The 
Norfolk Regt., &■. of Samuel Blackburn, of Besthorpe. Attlcborough, by his wife. 
Julia, dau. of James EagUng : 6. Besthorpe, Attlcborough. 25 Oct. 1892 ; edue 
Board School there ; was a Fireman on the (ireat I'^astern Railway : enlisted 
June. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from 30 Dec. following; was reported missing after the fighting at Arras 28 
April. 1017. and is now assumed to have been killid in aetion on that date. He 
w. at Norwich, 25 Dec. 1915. Sarah Lucy, dau. of the late Albert Wicks; s./.. 
BLACKBURN, JOHN WILLIAM, Private. No. 40391, 20tli (Service) Battn. 
(5th City) The Manchester Regt.. eldest s. of John Richard Blackburn, of Corn- 
hill Farm, iiunham Hill. Warrington, Farmer, by his wife. Emily, dau. of William 
Woodcock; b. Thornton-le-Moors, co. Chester, 5 Nov. 1802; ednc. there, and 
at Dunham Hill : was employed as a Farmer with his fatlier : joined the 3/lst 
Cheshire Y'eomanry 25 Feb, 1916; transferred to the Mancliester Hegt. 11 Auir. 
following; served with the Expeditionary Force in Franc<' and Flanders from 
tliat month, and died at Bnllecourt 4 May! 1917, from wounds received in action 
by the explosion of a bomb. Buried in Mory Abbey British Cemetery, north 
of Bapaume ; «)(?«. 

BLACKMAN, A., Private, No. 11978, 1st Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps ; 
served with tin- Fxpeditiouary Force in France; killed in action 23 Sept. 1914. 
BLACKMAN, CHARLES, L.-Sergt., No. 1263. 12th (Service) Battn. The 
Roval Sussex Regt., a. of the late Thomas Blackman, by his wife ( — ) (Tilsmore, 
Heathfield, co. Sussex); b. Heathfield. co. Sussex, July, 1882; edue. Cross- 
in-Hand ; was a Chautfeur ; enlisted 11 Nov. 1914; served with the Expe- 
ditionary Force in France and Flanders from 4 March, 1916; and was 
killed in action at Richebourg 30 June following. He was rcconmiended for 
the .Military Medal. He m. at Burwash Weald, 10 June. 1908, Daisy Lilian 
(Switfe Farm, Heathfield, co. Sussex), dau. of John Farmer, and had a dau.. 
Bertha Winifred Myrtle, b. 16 Aug. 1012. 




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Edward Miller Blackman. 
BLACKMAN, \V. C, Priviito. 




Alfred Blackwell. 



BLACKMAN, EDWARD MILLER, MM.. 
Corp]., No. 1I!I4. 7th (Service) Battn. The, 
Quren's Own (Royal West Kent Rcjit.). «. of 
Edward Jaim-s Biackiiiaii, of West Kout Hoiisf^ 
Xorthfleet, Stevedore, by his wife, Helen Mary, 
dau. of Richard (and Sarah) JIunn : b. North- 
fleet, CO. Kent. 10 Oct. 18U4 ; educ. there ; 
was a Watt-rnian : enlisted 4 Sept. 1914 : 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from July, 1915. and was killed 
in action at Thiepval on the Somnie 27 Sept. 
1916. Buried there. Corpl. Blackman was 
awarded the Military Medal, and a parclmient 
signed by Major-General Maxse. for brave and 
gallant conduct and devotion to dutv in the 
fight at Tn.nes Wood 13 July, 1916. An 
officer wrote : " A straightforward, clean- 
living man, who had the int*'rests of his country 
at heart, and carried out his duties as a 
soldier and a man." rmn. 
No. 943, 2nd Battn. The King's Royal Rifle 
Corps; siT\ed witli tin- lCx[)editionary Force in France; died 1 Oct. 1914. 
BLACKMOOR, J., Private, No. 2356, 1st Battn. The Royal Warwickshire 
Real. : served witli the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 
1914. 

BLACKWELL, ALFRED. Rifleman. No. 18037, 7th (Service) Battn. The 
Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), 5th 
v. of ii«<jrae Blackwell. of the General Stores, 
.■)6, Uinlii-ster Row, Westminster. London, 
S.W. ; /'. Rochester Row aforesaid. 3 Nov. 1893 ; 
I line, r.iinlett Coutts School, Rochester Street, 
Wr^tniiiister, S.W., where he won the Baroness 
Burdett-Coutts" Medal, six bars and a silver 
watch, for good attendance, and also a scholar- 
ship, but was unable to use it ; was sub- 
sequently employed as a Miner in South AVales : 
retunieil to London in 1914 to take over the 
niaiiaueinent of his father's busincj^s ; enlisted 
I May, 1916; served with the Exp;'ditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from tlie following 
Aug. : was wounded at tlie Battle of the Sonmii' 
in Sept., and invalided home : returned to the 
front in Dec. and was killed in action at Arras 

3 May, 1917. His Commanding Officer wrote : 
" Believe me. his loss was deplored tliroughout 
the platoon, wliere he was well liked by all," and 
Sergt. I). Carroll : " As his Platoon Sergt. 1 
always found him very quiet, uncomplaining. 

and ail all-round good sort. We all miss him very much." He in. at Holy 
Trinity Church. Tylorstown, eo. Glamorgan, 18 Feb. 1913. Ada Louisa (50 . 
Roelifstir Row. Westminster, S.W.). dau. of John William James Terry ; s,p. 
BLACKWELL, E., Corpl. , No. 7230. 1st Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt. ; 
served witli tin- l-^xpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 
BLACKWELL, EDWARD TED, Private. No. 5326, 13th (Service) Battn. 
Tiu- Ouke of Camlirid'_'e's Own (Middlesex Regt.). eldest »\ of Edward Blackwell. 
of 25. Higli Street. Barnet, Cab Hriver, by his wife, Mary Jane, dau. of Richard 
Hamley : b. Barnet. 11 March, 1897; educ. Public School there ; volunteered 
and enlisted 2ll Oct. 1914 ; served witli the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders, and died of wounds received in action 15 Jan. 1916. Buried at 
Poperiiiizhe ; inmi. 

BLACKWELL, C, Private, No. 8442, The South Lancashire Regt. ; served 
with the ICxiieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 3 Oct. 1914. 
BLACKWELL, GERALD DAVIES, Tieut., 47th Machine Gun Corps. The 
Northumhirland Fusiliers : enlisted in the R.E. in Aug. 1914 : received a com- 
mission in April, 1915 ; served with the Jvxpeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders ; took part in the capture of Guillemont and Uuinchy 3 Sejit. 191G, at 
which he was jiromoted Lievit. for his gallant conduct and devotion to duty, 
his name and deed Ijeing entered in the Record of the 16th Irish Division. He- 
was killed in action 7 June. 1917. at the Battle of Messines. He was greatly 
loved by all. especially his own men. 

BLACKWELL, NEVILLE BERNARD, (iunner. No. 705233. 2nd Fast Lan- 
cashirr l:ii_'adr ( Maiieh, -tn- Artillery). R.F.A. (T.F.). only s. of Harry Gratrix 
Blaekwell. ui 2ii. DiTwriit Avenue. We-;t Didsbury, Manchester. Accountant, 
bv his wifi-. Mar\-. dau. of the late Heurv Martin, of Manchester; h. Sale, CO. 
Chester. 16 .March. 1893; educ. St. Margarefs Central Boys' School. Whalley 
Range. .Manelic-ifer : was employed with tiie Ship[>ing House of Messrs. Dugdaie. 
Evc-rton iV Co., Bridgewatcr House, Manchester : joined the R.F.A. (T.F.) 
16 Oct. 1912 : was called up on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 ; served with 
the Medit-rranean Expeditionary Force inlCgypt from May, 1915, also in France 
and Flanders from F<*b. 1917, and was killed in action on the Menin Road, Ypres, 
22 Sept. followinu. Buried there. His Captain wrote; "Your son. as you 
will know, was on the Battery Staff, and one of the best and clevenj^st signallers 
we had. as wr-ll as lieitiL' a very good soldier " I'lun. 

BLACKWOOD, LORD BASIL TEMPLE, 2nd Lieut.. 2nd Battn. 

Grenadier (.iuards, 3rd *■. of Frederick. 1st Marqui-ss of Duft'erin and Ava, 

Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India. Ambassador in Russia, Turkey. 

Italy and France, by his wife, Hariot Georgina 

(Clandeboye, co. Down), dau. of Archibald 

Rowan Hamilton ; b. Clandeboye aforesaid. 

4 Nov. 1870 ; edue. Harrow and Balliol College. 
Oxford ; was intended for the Bar, to which 
he was called in 1896. but the Law never 
attracted him, and when war broke out in 
South Africa, he went there, first as a news- 
paper correspondent, being present at all the 
important engagements at the beginning of 
the war. then as Deputy Judge A<lvocate to 
rlir Forces, joining Lord Milner's Staff in 
Juhaiinc^hurg on the occupation of the 
Republics in 1901 ; became Assistant Colonial 
Secretary to the Orange River Colony in 1903, 
which post he held for five years, sometimes 
acting as Colonial Secretary and Acting- 
Governor : transferred as Colonial Secretary to 
Barbados in 1907. and returned to London in 
19(19. being then employed on the stafli of the 

I ^ n -^ n. . _. riewlv-constituted Labour Exclianges. and 

Lord B. T. Blackwood. subsequently as Assistant Secret^xry to the 

Develoi)niiiit Commission. On tlie outbreak of tlie European War he enrolled 

as a member of the lutelligenee Corps; served with the Expeditionary Force in 





James P. lilackwootl. 



France from 6 .\ug. 1914, being attached to the 9th Lancers; was seven'ly 
wounded at Mi-s.sines in Oct. 1914. and invalided home. and. during his con- 
valescence- in 1915, went t« Ireland as Private Secretary to the Ixird Lieutenant, 
where he remained until after the Sinn Fein R<'bellion ; obtained a comnii.ssion 
in the Grenadier Guards early in 1916; returned to France the following Oct., 
and was killed in action at Bot-singhe 4 July. 1917, during a night raid ; unm. 

BLACKWOOD, JAMES PATERSON, Private. No. 253236. llth (Service) 
Battn. Princess Louise's (.\r_'yll and Sutherland Highlanders), yr. twin *. of 
Alexand'-r Teller Blackwood. Head Master. Coalbum School, L<-smahagow, co. 
Lanark, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of thu 
late James Patcrson, of Motherwell; b. Bent, 
Lesmahagow, 8 June, 1898; educ. Coalbum, 
1.' -iiiahagow ; was employed in the ollice of 
William Barr it Sons. Ltd.. Coal Masters, 
n.llfiild, Coalburn; enlisted 28 June, 1916: 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from July. 1917. and was killed 
in action at Monchy 7 Oct. following. A 
comrade WTote : " The" scene was a bombing 
raid on the German trenches, and in this Jim 
had been picked for tlu' respoiLsible and dan- 
gerous jiosition of first bayonet man. Sub- 
sequent events jjroved their faith in him t<» 
be well found<-d. Owing to a fni(x piix oii 
siiniroiii-'s part, oidy a few succeeded in reach- 
iiiiz the i-iicuiy's line, and of these few the only 
oni- wlio has nturned was an ofTicerfrom whoni 
1 got my information. To quote his words : 
■ Blackwood was the stoutest- hearted chap I 
have ever seen. He never hesitated and 
bayoneted two Huns. He was returning with 
a third as jirisoner. when a shell killed them both instantaneously,' '* and another 
"Mr. Blackwood's son. of Coalburn. Vvas killed on Sunday night. 7 Oct.. and I 
hear his name was amongst those put in for devotion to duty, and so was the 
officer 1 was serving. He was wounded that night. It was very hard on Black- 
wood, being his second time in the trenches. It was a raid he was killed in. 
Before going up to make it he told me he was dead on getting a medal : but. 
alas : he has not lived to wear it. poor fellow '. It was very hard on him coming 
back with a prisoner, and being killed just as he was going back into our trench 
again." I'nm, 

BLAGBROUGH, GEORGE STANLEY, Major. East Yorkshire Regt.. attd. 

16th (Service) Battn. The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt.). 3rd 
If. of Walter Blagbrougli. of Selborne Mount, Bradford, by his wife. Alio* 
Isabel, dau. of T. D. Tordoff ; b. Bradford. 27 Feb. 1882 ; educ. Bradford Gram- 
mar School : was a School Master at Bridlington Granmiar School, where he wa> 
an officer in the O.T.C. ; obtained a commission 23 Sept. 1914; was sent to 
Egvpt. and later served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders ; 
in June. 1916, he was attached to the General' Head(iuarter Statf. and in Jul> 
received a jH-rmanent commi-ssion in the Regular Army (East Yorkshire Ri'gt.) : 
was promoted Major in Aug. 1916, and Second in Command of the I6th Battn. 
West Yorkshire Kegt. ; took part in the Battle of the Somme. and wjis killeii 
in action 11 Dee. 1916. Buried at Conin. His Colonel wTOte : ■"The regiment 
has lost an exceptionally tine officer, and 1 personally consider that I have lost 
a friend. We. the officers and men of this battalion, will miss him terribly." and 
the Doctor : " He was looked up to by everyone as a soldier, and many a man 
found a true friend in him when in trouble, whether military difticulty or private 
trouble." His servant also wrote : ** One of his many duties was to look after 
the welfare of the men, and loyally did he perform that duty. That the men 
have lost a devoted and zealous officer is testified by the many expressions of 
keen regret heard on all sides." Uitm. 

BLAIR, ALEXANDER NEVILLE, 2nd Lieut., 4/3rd (Reserve) Battn. The 
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). 2nd «. of 
Lieut.-Col. Henry Francis Blair, late of Bengal. 
K.E.. bv his wife. Sophia Grace (21. Norfolk Cres- 
cent, Hvdo Park, London. W.). dau. of the lat<- 
Capt. John Bott, 5th Bengal Light Cavalry 
(killed in Afghan War, 1842); and brother to 
.Alajor Blair-Imrie. C.M.G.. of Lunan Housi-. 
Montrose, N.B., Statf Northern Command. 
D A.tJM.G. ; b. I Clarendon Place. Hyde Park 
(iardens. London, W.. 19 April. 1879; educ. 
\\'c||inuton College : was Manager at Laeon"-. 
Brewerv. Gn-at Yarmoutli, and from 1897 
to 19U7 was Capt. of the Paddington \'ohni- 
teers. afterwards being for two years (apt. 
and Adjutant of the O.T.C. Yarmouth Volun- 
teers, having also a company of the Church 
Lads' Brigade to drill and captain from 1899 
to 1913 ; wjus gazetted 2nd Lieut. Black Watch 
in May. 1916; left for India Jan. 1917, ami 
died in Colaba War Hospital. Bombay. 13 
.March following, from cerebro-meningitis. 
contracted while on active service. Buried in 

Scuree Cemetery there. He m. at St. .Mary Abbots. Kensington, W.. 31 Jan. 

1907. Elinor Victoria Gladys (76. Campden Hill Court. Kensington. W.). yst. dau. 

of Col. Charles Briggs, Durham Light infantrv. and had two sons : Harolil 

Neville, b. 8 Feb. 1910, and James Alexander, b. S April, 1914. 

BLAIR, J., Private. No. 8172. 2nd Battn. The Seaforth Highlanders: served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 17 Sejit. 1914. 

BLAKE, J.. Private. No. 10658. 2nd Battn. The Royal West Surrey Regt. ; 
acrved with tlie Expeditionary Force in France : killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 

BLAKE, S. H., Sapper. No. 22373. Royal Engineers; scr\ed with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 6 Nov. 1914. 

BLAMPEY. JOHN CHARLES RICH.\RD, Artificer Engineer, Royal Navy, 
only .v. of the late John Blampey. of IMymouth. Warrant Otticer. R.N.. by his 
wife, Sarah ; b. Devonport. eo. Devon. 22 July. iSj^l ; educ. Publie High School. 
Stoke; served an apprenticeship .as an Engine Fitter in Devonport Dockyard: 
joined the Royal Navy as Engine Room .Artificer 10 Nov. 1902, and obtained 
Warrant Rank 1 Jan. 1912.: was serving on board H.M.S. Argyll when she was 
wrecked otf tlie coast of Scotland 29 Oct. 1915. all hands bi'ing saved ; appoint- d 
Engineer in Charge to H.M.S. (Jenista. mine-sweeper. April. 1916, and was killed 
in action in that vessel while engaged with submarines off the coast of Ire land 
23 Oct. following. His certificate showed him to be a hard-working and 
jiromising otfiwr. He m. at St. Jude's Churcli, Plymouth. 31 Dec. 1907, Bi-ssie 
Edith (66. Peverell Park Road. Plymouth.) dau. of the late William Rupert 
Roberts, of Plymouth, and had a dau., Dorothy Bessie, 6. 26 Oct. 1909. 

BLANCH, A. E., Sergt.. No. 1027. Royal Engineere ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 6 Nov. 1914. 




Alexander Neville Blair. 



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BLANCHARD, C. W., I'rivatr, No. S8S):i, 2iid Battii. Thi- York and LancasUrr 
Regt. ; served witli the Kxpeditionary Force in Franco ; killed in action 23 Oct. 
1914. 

BLANCHARD, H.. Coy. Sirst .-Major, No. 7191, The KiuB*s Own (Royal Lan- 
caster) Regt. ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 
14 Sept. 1014. 

BLATCHLY, ALBERT WALTER, Private. No. 27033. :Jrd Battn. (Jronadier 
Guards, .s. of Francis Allurt lilalchly. of Woodcroft. near Clicpstow. Jobmaster, 
hy his wife, Ellen Lydia. dan. of (ieorge Price; ft. Tidenliain. co. (ilouccster, 
1 5Iarch. 1808 ; ednc. ('hrpstow Council Schools : was sulisr<iiii'Titly ripprenticed 
to Mr. Lewis. London Himsc. Chepstow, and afterwards « mpln^rd by llaker .t 
Manhire. Drajicrs. Newport ; i-nlistcd 20 Nov. lOK) ; scr\(il with tlie Ex]iedi- 
tionary Force in Franci- and Flanders from 10 June, 1917 ; was killed in action 
Oct. following, near Wijdendrift, to the north of Yprcs. Buried south-west 
of Houthonlst Forest; num. 

BLAZEY, G., Private, No. 8315, The Rifle Brigade; served witli the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 22 Oct. 1914. 

BLEAKLEY, J., Sergt., No. 8021, Tlie Durham Light Infantry: served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France : killed in action 1014. 

BLEASE, RICHARD MORRIS STANLEY, Capt.. loth (Service) Battn. 
The Prince of Wales's Own {West Yorkshire Kcgt.), elder .f. of Ellwood Harrison 
Blease. of 30, Canning Street, Liverpool. Solicitor (retired), Ijy his wife. Mary, 
Jatl. of the late Richard Henry Trotter : ft. Bowen. Queensland. Australia. 12 
Oct. 1804; ednc. Liverpool Collegiate School; College of tlie Kesnrrection. 
.Mirticld, and the University of Leeds, where lie graduated B.A. witli Second 
Class Honours in Classics, and was a member of the University O.T.C. : on the 
•outbreak of war wa-- preparing for Holy Orders ; obtained a con'tniission as IJent. 
25 Sept. 1914 : proinuird Capt. 1 Sept. 1916 ; underwent courses of instruction 
at the Royal Stalf College. Cambcrley. and the School of Machine Gunnery, 
Hayling Island, iiassing at the latter with First Class distinction. He was sent 
to Egypt, and later served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders ; 
held a Staff appointment as Town-Major of a district near the front, ]»ut at Iiis 
■own request rejoined his regiment, and was killed in action near Arras 3 May, 
1917. Col. Stuart Taylor wrot« : " Y'our dear son died bravely leading his 
company in the recent offensive. He led his men gallantly and drove out the 
enemy from his position. His men would follow him anywhere. I have lost 
u valuable officer, and a good comrade and friend." and Capt. Armitage, D.S.O. : 
" He went over the top with others in an attack. He was hit in the arm and 
returned to get it dressed. He then insisted on going back to his men. and was 
hit in the stomach. He was lieing brought into the dressing station on a 
stretcher, but jumped off to return .-igain to his men, when lie was killed." His 
Chaplain wrote : " He was such a s|»Iendid fellow, and a wonderful inspiration 
in the battalion. No one could ha\e been more loved by his men. In action 
lie was wonderfully cool and brave, and his men would have followed '.lini 
anywhere." Finn. 

BLEZARD, JAMES EDWARD, L.-Corpl.. No. 12472. 2nd Battn. (76th 
Foot) The Duke of Weltnigtoti"s (West Riding 

Regt.), .S-. of James Kdwanl Hlrzard, bv his 

wife, Alice: ft. Barton-in- Lonsilalc. 26 *Ang. 
1882; cduc. Bentham ; enlisted 5 Oct. 1000; 
served with the Duke of Wellington's Regt. 
in India for five years; was in possession of 
Second and Third Class Certificates of Educa- 
tion, also a certificate from the Chaplain 
Sectatsore, India, and of two Good Conduct 
Jtadurs. afterwards joining the Army Reserve ; 
rcjuined his old regiment IG Jan. 1015 ; went 
to France in Fel). of the same year, and was 
present during the attack on Hill 60. 18 April, 
wlien he was wounded on the right side by a 
shrapnel bullet ; sent home 25 April, after 
treatment in hospital : rejoined as fit for 
further seivice. and returned to France in July, 
1915. After taking part in a few actions, was 
treated in hosjjital in France for pleurisy, and 
on recovery again went to the trenches, and 
was killed in action at Arras 31 Jan. lOlC. 
Buried at Maillv Maillet. A comrade wrote : 
- I saw liini alive for the last time on the morning of 31 Jan., when I filled his 
water-bottle witli some tea, as he was going into the trenches. ... It was about 
3.30 p.m. when he was hit by a shell." He m. at Shiplev Parish Church, 26 Dec. 
1908, Alice (42, Terrace Street, Sowerbv Bridge, co. Y'ork) ; g.p. 




James Edward Blezard. 



BLOOD, M., Private, No. 2925, 1st Battn. The Irish Guards; served with the 
nxpi-ditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 6 Sept. 1914. 

., Private, No. 11053. 2nd Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps; 
he Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14-17 Sept. 



BLOWER, J., 

served with the 
1914. 

BLOWS, H., Corpl.. No. 8845, 1st Battn. The Dorsetshire Regt. ; served with 
the Exjieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 12 Oct. 1914. 

BLOXHAM, ERNEST EDWARD, Private. No. 17770, 10th (Service) Battn. 
The Queens Own (Royal West Keid Regt.). s. of George Bloxham, of Hill View. 
Avon Dassett. near Leamington ; ft. Avon Dassett, 10 May. 1884 : ednc. there ; 
-•nlisted 19 June, 1916; served with the Expeditionary 'Force in France and 
Flanders ; took part in the operations at Hill 60 ; was wounded 7 June. 1017 : 
rejoined his regiment on recovery and liecame stretcher-bearer, and was killed 
in action at Tower Hamlets Ridge 21 Sept. following. Buried in the railwa\ 
<-utting, east of Zillebeke. south-east of Ypres. His Commanding Ofticcr wrote-": 
" Your husband was kUled on 21 Sept. while attending to a comrade's wounds. 
I was not with the company at the time, and 1 cannot obtain any details. All 
I am able to tell you is that your husband was officially reported killed on that 
date," and another officer: "Unfortunately it is very "little I can tell you. as 
I was on duty at a dressing station during the fighting of 20-21 Se]>t.. and had 
no opportunity of seeing our own men. Your husband was killed in the attack 
-►n the Tower Handets Ridge, in front of Ypres. but all 1 can gather is that he 
was killed instaTitly. and was buried where he fell on the ground he so gallantly 
helped to win from the enemy." Another also wrote : " He was killed doing hfs 
'luty as a stretcher-bearer, and my company has to mourn the loss of another 
line fellow. Your son was quite a favourite in the company, and the absence of 
!ns genial presence has been felt by all his comrades." He m. at Peckham. 
London. S.E., 7 June. 1912, Etliel Lacy (St. John's Villas, Maidstone Road, 
raddock Wood, co. Kent), only dan. of Philip (and Clara) Wood, of Beltring. 
I'addock Wood, and had two sons: Allan Ravmond, b. 27 Nov. 1913, and 
-Maurice Gordon, ft. 27 Sept. 1016. 

BLOYCE, A., Private, No. 8787, 2nd Battn. The Essex Regt. ; served with the 
1-^xpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 

BLUNDEN, A. R., Private, No. 6273, 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light 
Infantry; served with the Expeditionary Force in France: killed in action 14 
Sept. 1914. 




BLY, PATRICK, Private, 10th (Service) Battn. The York and Luneiist«r 
Regt., s. of John BIy. of 116. Old Mill Lane, Barnsley. Collier, hy his wife. Susan ; 
b. Smithies, Barnsley, co. York. Feb. 1800 ; educ. liarnsley ; was a Collier ; 
enlisted in Sept. lois ; served with the ICxpeditionary Force in France, and 
was killed in action 9 Sept. 1017. Second Lieut. Cartwright Winters wrot-e : 
" Your son was in my old platoon, and was always a very keen soldier, and did 
his part nobly to the last." I'nm. 

BLVTH. F. H., Gunner. No. 65384. 29th llattery. U.F.A. ; served with th.- 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 4 Oct. 1914. 

BOAG, K., Private. No. 8024, The Cameron Highlanders: served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 25 Sept. 1914. 

BOARD, C, Private, No. 322, 1st Battn. The RitU- Brigade ; served with tlie 
ExjH'dif ionary Force in France ; killed in action 18 Sept. 1914. 

BOATER, A., Sergt., No. 6702. Tlie Dorsetshin- Kegt, : served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in aeticm i;> Oct. lOU. 

HODDEN, GEORGE HERBERT, Sapper. 
No. 184481, 153rd Field Coy., H.K.. 4th .s. 
of the late George Bodden. J. P.. Engineer, by 
his wife. Jane (Frankhill House. Frederick 
Street. Oldham), dan. of James Wilde; ft. 
(H.lhaiu. CO. Lancaster. 6 Jan. 1880: educ. at 
< niigleton. CO. Chester; was a l-'armer ; joined 
the K.E. 26 June, 1016: served with the 
I A]iiiiitionary Force in Franei- and Klander.-s 
Jroni 21 April. 191T. and was killed in action 
near Vjires 4 Oct. following, I'.uried at Kleinc 
Vierstraat. south of V|irrs. He ;/(. at St. 
Margaret's Chun-h. Whallev Kange. Mau- 
eliester. 24 Aug. 10u5. Dora Kveline (Ivy House. 
(hristieton, near Chester), yst. dan. of Samuel 
Charlton, of Manchester, Stockbroker, and 
had tliree children: John Herbert, ft. 2 March. 
1011 : Nancv Eveline, ft. 30 Jan. 1000, and 
Sheila, b. 23 Sept. 1914. 

^ ^ « -.^ BODKIN, THOMAS. L.-Corpl.. Tin- Leicester- 

George Herbert Bodden. ^iiij... lu-gt.. ... of Amos Hodkin, of Marden. 
CO. Kent: ft. Horsmonden. co. Kent. :iO March 
1803; educ. there : enlisted 20 Sept. 1909 ; served in India, prior to the out- 
break of war : jjroceeded to France, where he served with the Expeditionar\ 
Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 27 Ang. 1917. Buried 
in the Bedford House Cemetery, south of Ypres, on the Lille Koad. Brigadier- 
General Gordon, whose servant L.-Corpl. Bodkin was. wrote in the highest 
terms of liis faithfulness and fearlessness ; num. 

BOGGUST, A. H., Shoeing Smith, No. 2231. 6th Dragoon Guards (Cara- 
biniers) ; served with the Exi)editionary Force in France; died of wounds 
21 Sept. 1014. 

BOGLE, GEORGE LOCKIE, Sapper. No. 93364, 219th Field Ctmipany, Royal 
Engineers, s. oi .lohn Bogle, by his wife. Agnes, dau. of Robert Lockie ; ft. 
Paisley, 27 April. 1881: educ. Martyr's Pidjlic School. Townhead. Glasgow: 
was an Engineer Fitter in the G.P.O. ; enlisted 26 April, 1915 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France from 2U Nov. 1915, and was killed in action 2 Feb. 
1916. Buried at Aveluy, near Albert. He 7n. at Glasgow, Koliina (42, Taylor 
Street, Townhead. Glasgow), dau. of David Lonie, and had a son. George, ft. 
13 Aug. 1904. 

BOGUE, ROBERT ALEXANDER, M.C., Lieut., The Highland Light In- 
fantry. 3rd .s. ot John Bogue. of 7, Radnor Street, Glasgow, by his wife, Isabella, 
dan. of Walter McLaren, of Glasgow, and of Fleming. Bennet and McLaren ; 
ft. Glasgow. Oct. 1887 : educ. Albany Academy ; was an N.C.O. of the Territorial 
Force (Scottish Rifles) ; volunteered for service on the outbreak of war ; joined 
the Highland Light Infantry in Sept. 1914 ; obtained a commission the following 
Dec; served witli the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders; was 
wounded at Thiep\a! in July. 1016 ; returned to Enghind on sick leave : on his 
recovery was attached to tlie Ministry of Munitions at Birmingham, and died 
there 26 Sept. 1017. from the result of wounds received in action. Buried in 
Hillfoot Cemetery. Cilasgow. A brother officer wrote : " I never knew a keener 
or a better soldier." He was awarded the Military Cross [London Gazette. 1 Jan. 
1017], for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He m. 19 April, 1017. 
Mary Risk, dau. of W. Henderson. 

BOLAND, H. C. Private. No. 6811. The South Lancashire Regt.: served 
with the l-ixpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 3 Oct. 1914. 

BOLLAND, HORACE ALBERT, Acting Corpl., No. :i6616. Koyal Flying 
Corps, s. of the late Charles Hem-Iy BoUand. 
by his wife, Annie, dau. of William Hoare : 
and brother-in-law to Rifleman Read. 3rd Rifle 
liriuade (q.i:.) ; ft. Walworth House. 27 Dec. 
ls,so : educ. St. John the] i)ivine. Kennington ; 
was a Decorator ; joined the Royal Flying 
(iirps 11 July. 1916, and was subsequently 
• rigaged in instructing recnuts to make gas for 
the Balloon Section, during which time he was 
taken ill with appendicitis ; operated upon 
twice ; gangrene followed, from which he died 
in the Richmond Military Hosjiital 14 Nov. 
1917. Buried in Nunhead Cenietrr\ | Private 
Grave 33038, Square 40|. Charles' Itcnouf. 
Clerk in the Orderly Room, R.F.C.. RoIIestone 
Camp, Salisbury Plain, wrote : " Your hus- 
band was universally respected by all in the 
camp, and he did all he could to bring joy 
into our lives. The hut has never been the same 
place since he left, and I can nev<T forget the 
clean way in which he always acted/' He 
m. at tlie Church of All Souls. Newington. 
June, 1910. Esther (41, Finchlev Road, Walworth, S.E.).dau. of George Taplin 
s.p. 

BOLLARD. T., L.-CorpL. No. 10153, 2nd Battn. The York and LanCa.ster Regt. : 
served with ttie Kxpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 27 Sept. 1914 
BOLSTRIDGE, ALEX, MM., Corpl.. No. 8:J5378. D Batterv. 242nd South 
Mitllaiul I'.rigad.-. R.F.A. (T.F.) ; ft. Ratclitfe CiUey. co. Leicester. 17 Feb. 1896 : 
edue. Mo>e|ey National School, and King's Heatli Council Schools. Birmingham : 
was a Clerk at the Austin Motor Company, Ltd. ; joined the K.F.A. 7 Aug. 1014. 
a tew days after war was declared; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders from March, 1915, and died in No. 21 Casualty t:learing 
Station, 2 March. 1917, from penumonia and empyema, contracted while on 
active service. Buried in the British Cemetery at C'orbie. He was awarded 
the Military Medal, for conspicuous bravery in the field when, during an attack, 
he remained in an observation post for many hours directing the firing of his 
battery, without a break unm. 




Horace Albert BoUand. 



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29 




Gilbert Benson Bolton. 




iltrbert h. Bultun. 



BOLTON, A, Privat*^. No. 7729. 2nd Battn. The Won-cstiTsliirr R^-At. ; served 
with thf Expiditionary Forn- iu France ; died of wounds 14 Sept. 1914. 
BOLTON, GILBERT BENSON, 2nd Lieut., 8th (Servit-e) Battn. The Prince 
Of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regt.), *\ of Thomas Bolton, of Lightoaks, 
Oakamoor, North Staffordshire, J. P., by hi^ 
wife. Nina, dan. of the late Benson Kathbone, 
of Liverpool ; b. Oakamoor Lodge, 10 Aug. 
1889 ; educ. Abbotsholme School, co. Derby. 
On the outbreak of war he was studying music 
at the Royal Academy of Music ; in Sept. 
entered the United .\rts Force : joined tlie 
Artists' Rifles 15 Dee. 1914; underwent 
training in England : obtained a commission 
in Dec. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from Jan. 1916 ; 
was reported missing after the Battle of Grand- 
court 18 Nov. 1910, and is now officially assumed 
to have been killed on or about that date. 
Buried in the quarry of Grandcourt. He was 
mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 
4 Jan. 1917] by General Sir Douglas Haig, for 
gallant and distinguished service in the field. 
A brother oflicer wrote : " I had a great 
regard for your son : whatever he had to do 
lie always did so well. I never thought he was 
very strong, but he never complained. I can't 
tell you how I miss him; he was liked by everyone he came into contact with," and 
his servant : '" During the many engagements in which we took part I was 
struck with the cool way he always conducted himself under fire, and the brave 
ofl&cer he was. He always studied the safety and comfort of his men. and 
became a most popular officer, and possessed all the qualities of a true British 
soldier, and liis men would follow him anjTvhere. Their faith in him was 
unbounded." Umn. ^^ 

BOLTON, HERBERT FREDERICK. Lieut., 
mth (Service) Battn. The Prince of Wales'^ 
Volunteers (South Lancasliire Regt.), attd. 
Macliine Gun Corps, eldest s. of the Rev. Fred 
Bolton. Vicar of St. George's. Darwen. by his 
wife. Jane. dau. of Robert AVeeks, of Dolton. 
North Devon ; b. Darwen, 17 Dec. 1894 : 
edue. Hutton School. Preston, and Brasenose 
College, Oxford University, where he was 
reading for his Final in Theological Honours, 
and hoped to have taken his Degree in 1916. 
and was a member of the University O.T.C. ; 
obtained a commission in July, 1915 ; servt-d 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 3 June. 1916, and died in 
No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station 3 May, 1917, 
of woimds received at FampoiLX, east of Arras, 
Buried at Aubigny, west of Arras ; nnm. 
BOND, G.. Private, No. 7954. 1st Battn. The 
Koyai Berkslure Regt. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in 
action 2a Oct. 1914. 
BOND, H., Private. No. 5977. 2nd Battn. The South Lancasliire R«gt. ; served 
with the F:xpeditionary Force in France : killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
BOND, HERBERT FRANCIS CRISPIN, Rifleman. No. 4878, 6th (City of 
London) Battn. (Kitles) The London Rest. (T.F.). elder s. of the late George 
Frederick Crispin Bond, Surveyor and Estate Agent in the City of London, 
by his wife, Marion (36, Somerset Road, Teddington, co. Middlesex), dau. of 
John Rowland Duerden, M.P. (Colonial): and gdson. of the late Capt. George 
Adams Bond, of the Harbour Board and Mersey Docks. Liverpool ; b. Clapham, 
London, S.W., 23 Jan. 1893 ; educ. Stroud Green Grammar School, and St. 
John's College, ClLssold Park, London, N. ; was devot^'d to sports, and a keen 
footballer, and applied to enlist four days after war was declared, but was unable 
to join, his time not having expired with the firm of City Accountants to whom 
he was articled ; voluntarily enlisted Aug. 1915 ; went to France Jan. 1916 ; 
in the following May was in a mine explosion, when the majority of those with 
him were killed, he escaping with merely a shaking, and was killed in action at 
the Battle of High Wood i5 Sept. 1916. Buried one mile south-west of Flers. 
His Commanding Officer wrot« of him : " He was a credit to his company and 
battalion, and it was l>y his bravery and those with him that the regiment won 
the victories it did tliat day. which "will make liistory." Unm. 
BONE, HENRY GEORGE, L.-Sergt., No. 10049. 2nd Battn. (55th Foot) 
The Border Regt.. eldest s. of Henry Bone, of 22, Queen's Road. Bowes Park, N., 
Locksmith, by his wife, Jane Sarah, 3rd dau. of Thomas Varley ; b. St. Pancras 
Square, N.W., 14 June, 1891 ; educ. Bounds Green School ; was a Fislimonger 
and Poulterer; enlisted in Feb. 1911; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from Oct. 1914, and was killed in action near Dehille 
Wood 14 July. 1916 : >'„m. 

BONHAM, HARRY B., Private, No. 4559, 1st Battn. (101st Foot) The 
Royal Munst^-r Fusiliers ; s. of John Bonham, Plumber, by liis wife, Sarah ; b. 
Paddington, London. W.. 19 Nov. 1880: educ. there: was a Tea Blender: 
enlist^'d in the Connaught Rangers 23 Oct. 1914 : transferred to the Royal 
Munster Fusiliers in April, 1917 ; served with the Expeditionan- Force in France 
and Flanders from 3 Mav, 1915, until Nov. lollowins. and in Mesopotamia until 
16 Aug, 1916. and diedat Suramerlee V.A.D. Hospital. East Finchley. N.. 11 
July, 1917. He m. at High Barnet, 27 Dec. 1905, Ellen Mary (5. Shah Villas, 
Musweil Hill, N.). dau. of George Thomas Lee, and had tliree children: John, 
b. 23 June, 1909 ; Herbert, b. 16 May, 1913, and Doris, b. 22 March, 1907. 
BONNELLA. DOUGLAS CUTLER, Private, No. 511022, l/14th Battn. 
(London Scottish) The London Rogt.. (T.F.), only s. of Albert John Bonnella. 
of 4. Queen's Road. Ealing, W., by his wife, Kate. dau. of Arthur Hyde Cutler ; 
6. Homsey. London. N.. 31 Dec. 1896 ; educ. Durstan House. Ealmg. W., and 
St. Paid's School. Hammersmith. W. ; was employed with the firm of Messrs. 
D. H. Bonnella & Son, Ltd., Electrical Engineers; joined the London Scottish 
in Feb. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from Feb. 1917, and died at No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station 13 May following, 
from wounds received in action near Arras on the 11th. Buried in Duisans 
Cemetery: unm. 

BONNER, AUGUSTINE, 2nd Lieut. 7th (Service) Battn. The South Stafford- 
shire Regt.. and R.F.C., yr. s. of the late Rev, Henry Bonner, Minister of 
Hamstcad Road Baptist Church. Birmingham, by his wife. Margaret Elizabeth 
(31, Radnor Road, Handsworth, Birniingliam), dau. of Geori:'- James Jolmson. 
of Birmingham. Solicitor : b. Handsworth aforesaid. 13 Jan. 1897 ; educ. King 
Edward's Higli School, Birmingham, and on leaving there became a student 
at thi_' Birniingliam School of Art : enlisted in the i4th Royal War\vickshire 
Regt. (1st Birnungham) in Aug. 1914. after the outbreak of war, and was 
gazetted 2nd Lieut. South Staffordshire Regt. 27 Feb. 1915 : served with 




Augustine Bonner. 



the Expeditionar>" Force in France and Flanders 
from Feb. 1916 ; was wounded during the opera- 
tions on the Somme in April, and invalided 
home : returned to France in Sept., being 
attached to the R.F.C. .is an Observer in Dec 
and was killed in aerial action at Fampoux 
30 .\pril. 1917. His Commanding Officer wrote : 
•■ I cannot tell you what a loss it will be to 
the srjuadron; he was such a first-ciass fellow. 
and one of our very best observers. He had th"- 
very great quality of being really efficient and 
unassuming at the same time.'* Vnm. 
BONSER, C, Privat<^. No. 9681, 1st Battn. 
Til'' North Staffordshire Regt. ; served with the 
Exp.ditionarv Force in France ; killed in action 
1 ; Oct. 1914. 

BONTOFT, J., Private, No. 8002, 1st Battn. 
The East Yorkshire Regt.; ser\'ed with the 
Expeditionarv Force in France; died of wounds 
29 Sept. 1914*. 

BOOKER, CHARLES WILLIAM HENRY, Private, No. 241370. 4th (Terri- 
torial) Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt., *■. of Henry (and Emily) Booker; l- 
Lecbladr. co. Gloucester ; educ. Wede'n Street Council Scliool. Gloucester ; wa- 
a Postman ; enlisted 8 May, 1915 ; ser\'cd with the Expeditionary Force in 
France from May. 1916, and was killed in action at Arras 24 Oct. 1917. Burie<l 
in the Brown Coi)se British Cemetery, east of Peronne. His Commanding Officer 
wrote: "All loved him for his fine character, and all respected his qualitie.- 
as one of the best soldiers of the company." Unm. 

BOON, H., Sergt., No. 6218, 2nd Battn. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light 
Infantrv) ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 
18 Oct. 1914. 

BOON, JAMES, Private. The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire 
Regt.). .s. of John Boon, of 115, Hulme Hall Road. Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. 
eo. Chester, by his wife, Sarali, dau. of Robert Jo>'n5on ; 6. Cheadle Hulme. 

1 Aug. 1882 : educ. there : was a Labourer ; enlisted 21 March, and died at 
the Military Hospital, Frees Heath. Whitchurch, co. Hants, 13 April, 1916, of 
pneumonia, while on service. Buried at Cheadle HxUme ; nnm. 

BOON, T. J., Driver. No. 59965, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary Fore 
in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

BOONE, HENRY GRIFFITH, D.S.O., Major, Royal Field Artillery. 2nd .*; 
of the late Col. Frederick Bro\\Ti Boone, Madras Staff Corps, by liis wife. Edith 
Katharine (7. Langdale Road, Hove, co. Siissex), dau. of the Rev. Thomas 
Charles Griffith ; b. in India, 16 Nov. 1880 ; educ. at Wellington College, where 
he was an Exhibitioner and Durand Scholar, and at the Royal Military Academy. 
Woolwich ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 6 Jan. 1900. After completing his course at 
Woolwich, he went to India, and was for six years in a Mountain Battery there : 
served with the Tibet Expedition of 1903-4 (Medal with clasps) : went to China 
in 1907 to study the language, and passed as Interpreter ; returned home thi- 
following year on exchanging from the R.G..\. to the R.F.A. : served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and took part in the Retreat from 
Mons. and in the operations of the Marne and the Aisne : was wounded 15 Sept. 
1914, and invalided home ; returned to France in Sept. 1915. with a new battery 
he had himself trained, and fought at Loos and the Somme ; was invalided home 
in Oct. 1916; on Ills recovery he returned to France, and. lia\ing been liit by 
a shell, died from wounds at Proven, near Y'pres, 6 Sept. 1917. Buried in the 
Military Cemetery at Meininghem. Belgimu. His General WTote : " I cannot 
tell you how much we all feel Major Boone's loss. I applied for his ser\ices. 
and was fortunate enough to get him, though several other Generals were also 
asking for him. He has improved his battery out of all recognition, and men 
and officers swear by liim. He is not only a loss to Ids battery and brigade and 
to me in tliis division, but to the Army, as we cannot afford to lose men like 
him." He was awarded the D.S.O. [London Gazette, 3 June, 1916]. and was 
twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazettes. 15 June, 1916 and 14 Dec. 
1917] by F.M. Sir Douglas Haig. for personal bravery imder fire and distinguished 
ser\-ice. He m. at Chislehurst, 7 June. 1911. Margaret, dau. of the late Frederick 
Edlmann. J.P.. and had two sons. Frederick E. de Bohun, b. 4 Oct. 1912, and 
Henry Charles de Bohun, b. 6 Sept. 1917. 

BOOTH, F., Private, No. 287, 2nd Battn. The Lancashire Fusiliers ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 1 Nov. 1914. 
BOOTH, H., Gunner. No. 52474. R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
iu Francf : killed in action 30 Oct. 1914. 

BOOTH, H., Gunner. No. 72973, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary Force 

iu France : killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

BOOTH, JOSEPH FRANK, Sergt.. 2; 7th (Territorial) Battn. The Sherwood 

F'oresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbysliire Regt.), only .<. of the lato Frank 
Charles Booth, bv liis wife. Edith (Beechurst, Knighton Road, Leicester), dau. 
of Joseph Benjaniin Fields Clow ; b. Leicester, 12 Feb. 1899 ; educ. Elm Bank 
School. Nottingham ; enlisted 29 Sept. 1914 ; served in Ireland during the 
Rebellion : was promoted Corpl. by the King for bravery under fire and special 
ser\ices in the field, and Sergt. in Aug. 1916, being appointed Regimental Grenada- 
Instructor, and was mentioned in Despatches by Gent-ral Maxwell. Commander- 
in-Chief of the Forces in Ireland [London Gazette, 25 Jan. UU71 : served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France from Feb. 1917, and was killed in action north- 
east of Vpres 26 Sept. following : unm. 

BOOTH, ROBERT HUTCHINSON, Capt. and Adjutant. East Lancashire 
Army Service Corps (T.F.), s. of Major Joliu Booth, of Hazel Bank. Turton, near 
Bolton, V.D.. J.P.. late 4th East Lancasliire Brigade (T.F.), by his wife, Mary 
Agnes, dau. of Robert Samuel Taylor, of Bury ; b, L\-nwod. Turton, co. Lan- 
caster. 13 Dec. 1883 : educ. Bolton Grammar School : w;is associated with the 
Wellington Mills, Turton, and also Oxford Street Mill. Ashton-under-Lyne ; joined 
the 1st" Vol. Battn. East Lancasliire Regt. as a 2nd Lieut. 30 Dec. 1905, and wa-^ 
promoted Lieut. 6 Dec. 1906; transferred into the Army Ser\ice Corps (T.F.> 

2 Feb. 1910, and on the ontbre-.ik of war became Adjutant in Egypt to the East 
Lancasliire Divisional Train 4 Aug. 1914. being promoted Capt. 8 Sept. following : 
served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at the Dardanelles; wa< 
for some months D.Q.G. to the 42nd East Lancashire Division ; then A.D.C. 
to General Douglas, and later Shore Commandant at Cape Helles ; was wounded 
in action on Christmas Day. 1915, his leg being broken in two places by a bomb, 
and died in Cottonera Hospital. Malta. 2 Jan. following. Buried iu Peitra 
Cemetery, Malta. The General in Command wTote that he was devoted to his 
duty, wliich he carried out in a praiseworthy manner. He was a keen sportsman, 
and' won the 4th East Lancashire Officers' Challenge Cup for shooting in 1911. 
and the President's Cup for golf at the Turton Golf Club twice. He »i. at St. 
Anne's Church, Turton. 31 Jan. 1913. Elsie Mary, dau. of Arthur (and Mary) 
Monk, of Bolton, and had issue : Robert Arthur, b. 17 Nov. 1915. 

BOOTH, W., Private. No. 9226 ; 2nd Battn. The Durham Light Infantrj- ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 22 Oct. 1914. 



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THOMAS HUMPHREY. J.i.iK Kny;il 
KdwiirrI .NDrmJiii 




Thomas Humphrey Bor. 



Xaviil K.'-.rvr. .Icl.st x. (if 
lavriitiish lior. of the liaiik 
cit Inland. Maryhorouvrh. gm-tirs County, by 
his wife. Miibi-I, (iau: of Isaac Thornton, of 
Watcrford. Solicitor : 6. 'Iramorc. ro. Watcrford. 
12 Fch. lHi)2 ; cdur. Kilkenny t'ollrtic ; entered 
the Mercantile Marine at the atie of 14. and 
received Ills captain's rrrtilicate at tin* ajic of 
22 ; ottered his services aIt<T the outbreak of 
war. and was gazetted Lieut. U..\.I{. s.)»t. 
l<)14 : was cmpioycd iu tlie Sulunarine s. r\ice 
from that time, ins di'pot sliip Iieint; II. M.S. 
Maidstone, ami was lost in action ."> or tl .March. 
UUd. His Captain wrote on 2.') .March. I'.Htl : 
" \\f oidy know that the boat sliould have 
returned Ijefore dark on the 1 1th, and ha-^ 
iic\er arrived. The two possibilities are that 
she either struck a mim-. or wa-^ rammed by 
one ol the (Jerman ships that we know passed 
o\(T her patrol station on the ni;:ht of tlic 
.'tth or (Itli. Vonr sou had been here almost 
since the outbreak of war. and had done excel- 
lent service, and lie was always keen." rnm. 



BORLAND, WILLIAM ANDERSON, Private. No. :i:i227(J. 9th (Territorial) 
liattu. ((ilasijow Highlanders) The Hii^hlaurl Lii,'ht Infantry, only child of Andrew 
Borland, of U\. Mansionhousi' Koad. I.auL'side. lihisiiow. Iron Merchant, by his 
wife, Bessie Whyte, dan. of Thomas Wilson : b. Alloa, co. Clackmannan. 14 May. 
1897; educ. Glasgow: enlisted 15 Oct. 1015; served witli the Expeditionary 
Force in France from l9Ui. and was killed in action near Arras 25 June. 1917. 
liuried at ('roiseiles ; i(nm. 

BOROUGH, ALARIC CHARLES HENRY, Lieut., Welsh Guards, yr. s. of 

John Sidnev Burton Borouiih. of Chetwynd Park, Newport, co. Salop, by his 
wife. Edith" M.. dan. of the Rev. H. G.'Jebb; h. Newport aforesaid, 9 April, 
1892 ; educ. Fonthill, flast Grinstead, Stubbington. Fareham. and Charterhouse ; 
w;is studyinu Tea Planting in Ceylon : returned to England in Dec. 1914 ; joined 
the Inns of Court O.T.C. : was •i.i/.rtU'd 2nd Lieut. Inniskilling Fusiliers in May, 
1915 : suhse(|uently transferred to the Welsh Guards ; served with tlie Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from the middle of March. 1917, and was 
killed in action near Canibrai 1 Dec. following. Buried near Gouzcaueourt ; 
inim. 

BORTON, CYPRIAN EDWARD, Major, Malay States Guides, elder ft. of 
the Rev. Neville Borton. Vicar of IJnrwell, co. Cambridge, by his wife. Annie 
Louisa, dan. of the late Rev. Edward Heale. Incumbent of All Saints', Jersey : 
i. Barkly. Griqualand West. South Africa. 15 Aug. 1879; educ. Felsted School, 
and Selwvn College, Cambridge, where he was an undergraduate when tli-- Stnith 
African War broke out, and he obtained a University commission, beim.' liazetted 
2nd Lieut. Worcester Kei:t. 2Z May. 1900; promoted Lieut. 3 Aug. 1901; 
transferred to the Indian Army 15 ifay. 190:5; promoted Capt. 23 May, 1909; 
served in the South African War 1900-1 (Queen's Medal with three clasps) ; 
proceeded to India in March. 1902, when for a time he was attached to tin- 
.Suffolk Regt., being subseriuently apjiointed to the 129th D.C.O. Bahichis. with 
which regiment he served at Karachi, Hong-Kong and Ferozopore ; was then 
ajipoint^'d for three years to the Malay States Guides, with the local rank of 
Major; w;ls in command at Penang when the Eniden visited that iijace in Oct. 
1914 ; went to Aden early in 1915. and was killed in action at Jniad. near there. 
2 Aug. 1917. Buried at Sheikh Othman. Wlnle at Cambridge he was an ardent 
oarsman, and a keen sportsman in India and South China, sending home ntany 
heads and skins from both places. Lieut. -Col. C. W. B. Lees wrote : " I cannot tell 
you what his loss means to the regiment and to me personally. He was one of the 
finest soldiers that I have ever met. with a fund of energy that I never got to 
the end of, and he was just my right hand as regards this regiment ; to nu* he 
is irreplaceable." f^nm. 

BOSANQUET, ARMYTAGE PERCY, M.C.. Capt.. 3rd (Reserve) Battn. The 
Duke of Cornwall's Light IniaTitry. attd. 5th (Service) Battn. The Duke of 
Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Rcgt.). .?. of the iio\. Claude Charles Courthope Bosan- 
(|uet, Vicivr of St. Stephens-by-Saltash, co. Cornwall, by las wife, Millicent Percy, 
dan. of the late Major-General Percy Smith. R.E. ; b. Lowdham Vicarage, ro. 
Nottingham, 20 Aug. 1893 ; educ. St. ilary's Hill. Horsell, co. Surrey ; Lancing 
College (Exhibitioner), and Cliri-st ('hurch. Oxford; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 
Special Reserve, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 4 Sept. 1912. and promoted 
Lieut. Feb, 1915. antedated to the previous April, and ('apt. May, 1915 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in F'rance from Oct. 1914. to Aug. 1915. and, 
after a short time of home service, left linsland again in Nov. 1915, attached to 
the 5th Wiltshire Regt.. and proceeded to M- -nptilamia. where he was killed in 
action 25 Jan. 1917. Buried in the Burial Grnund on tlie bank of the Hai River. 
The General Commanding the liritish Army in .Mesopotamia wrote; "I have 
known and seen a good deal of him tlironiihout the war. . . . It is no exaggeration 
for me to say that I had formed tlie highest opinion of him, both as a soldier 
and a man. He was a brave and fearless officer, always striving to do his duty 
to the best of his ability, and full of eagerness and keenness. He was always 
earnest, and yet full of cheeriness. and I know personally how well he has stuck 
to liis duty on more than one occasion when he was far from well." and his 
Colonel : " I considered Capt. Bosantiuet one of my most capable company 
commanders, and his death is a serious loss to the regiment. I also have lost 
a personal friend. ... He was cxtrr-mrly jiopnlar in the regiment, and his 
company, with good reason, would do aii\ tliin;: for him or follow him anywh-rr." 
('apt. Bosanquet was twice mentioned in Despatihes, for gallant and di--tinL:tiisliid 
service in the field, and was, awarded tlie Military Cross [London Gazette. 22 I)ec. 
1916]. While at school he excelled in marksmanship, more than once distin- 
guishing liiniself at Bisley ; was one of the Lancing pair which gained the Bronze 
Medal in the contest for' the Cadets' Trophy in July, 1909, and lat<*r was captain 
of the Lancing Shooting VII. ; unm. 

BOSELEY, H., Driver, No. 56235, R.F..\. ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; died of wounds 25 Sept. 1914. 

BOSTOCK, EDWARD LYON, Lieut.. 4th (Territorial) Battn. The Royal 
Sussex Rcgt., 5th .s-. of Edward Ingram Bostock, of Horsham, by his wife. Sarah 
Southey, dau. of Thomas Baker, M.R.C.S. ; and brother to Capt. A. T. Bostock 
[see Vol. II., page 34], and to 2nd Lieut. N. S. Bostock (q-v.): b. Horsliani. 
9 Nov. 1886 ; educ. S. Ronan's. Wortliing, and Haileybury College ; returned 
from Canada on the outbreak of war, and enlisted in the Duke of Kdinburcih's 
(Wiltshire Kegt.) ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from March, 1915. for ten days only, when he was wounded and invalided lionie ; 
obtained a commission in 1916. and, after being transferred to the Princess 
Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regt.), served again in France, where he 
was woimded a second time, and died in hospital at Bray 5 April, 1917. His 
Colonel ^VT0te : " He was leading his company in an attack on three villages 
when he was hit. No one could have handled his command better; he was ujj 
and down the line taking all care of Ids men and utterly regardless of himself. 
I trusted liim in all his work, for he had proved himself a true comrade and 
■.rallant and noble soldier." Unm. 



BOSTOCK, NEVILLE STANLEY, 2nd Lieut.. BT62 Battery. Royal Field 

Artillery. 6th and yst. x. of Kdward Ingram Bostock. of The Cau-seway. liorsliam. 
bv his wife, Sarah Southe\. dau. of Thomas Baker, M.R.(\S. ; aiul brotlier to 
Capt. A. T. Bostock (see \"o!. II.. page 34). and to Lieut, K. L. I'.ostock (t/.v.); 
b. Horsham. 6 April. 1888 ; educ. S, Ronan's. Wortliing. and Haileybury College; 
was in Cana<ia with the Royal North West Jlounted Police, and returned home 
on the outbreak of war; obtained a commission in 1916; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ami Flanders, and was killed instantaneously by 
a shell near .\rras 22 .\pril, 1917. His Major wrote ; " He is a great loss as an 
otiieer. and is dreadfullv niisM-il. His knowledge of horseflesh and liorseman.ship 
nia<ie him invaluable." and the Captain of his liattery : " Your .•*on was always 
cheer\" and so capable, and I miss him more than I can say." Cinti. 

BOSWORTH. J., Privatx'. No. 7187. 1st Battn. The Leicestershire Regt. ; 
Served with the Kxiieditionary Force in France; died of wounds 16 Oct. 1914. 

BOSWORTH, W., Private. No. 9:U0. The Northamptonshin- Regt. ; served 
with the lixpeditionary Force in France ; died 14 Sept. 1914. 

BOSWORTH, W., Private, No. 9419. 1st Battn. The King's Own (Royal 
L.'iueaster) Regt.; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in 
action 22 Oct. 1914. 

BOTHAM, CHARLES HENRY, Private. i:ith (Service) Battn. The Cheshire 
Regt.. s. of Frederick Bothaui. of 22. Woodford Road. New Ferry, LabounT, 
by his wife. Mary Harriet, dau. of Tlumias Williams; b. 25 Fell. 1893; educ. 
New I-'erry Church Schools ; was employed as a Lal)onrer with .Mi-ssrs. Price. 
Catidle Makers. Bromborongli Pool ; i'nliste<l in Aug. 1914, after the outbreak 
of war; served with the Kxpeditionarv Force ii[ France and F!aii<lers. and was 
killed in action at the Battle of the s'omme o .Inly. 1916. Buried behiurl the 
lines. Lieut. F. W. Lloyd wrote: " He was a brave maTi. and lie died riobly in 
action on 7 July. Thebattalion will keenly feel his loss." He was an enthu- 
sja-^tie football player, and at the age of 1 :J gained tin- Koyal Humane Society's 
( ertiheate for sa\ ing the lite ot a little girl on .\ew Ferr\' shore ; num. 

BOTT, CHARLES STt'ART, 2nd Lieut,. 1st (loth Foot), attd. 7th (Service), 
Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt.. 2nd «. of the Rev. Williatn Ernest Bott. Vicar 
of All Saints', Grimsby, by his wife. Ellen, dau. of George Booth ; h. Osm;i.ston, 
4 March. 1805; educ. Worksop College, co. Nottinubam; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 
Dec. 1914; promoted Lieut. 1916; served with the Kxpeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders from Aug. 1915. and was kill<-d in action at the Battle of 
Arras 17 April, 1917. Buried at Feuchy. near Arras; num. 

BOTTING, WILLIAM ROLPH, 2nd Lieut., llth (Service) Battn. The Royal 
Sussex Regt,. A-. of the lati- Dr. Herbert Botting, of 81. Stanford Avenue. Brighton, 
b\- his wife, Florence .Mary. dau. of Farmer liolith : b. P.righton, 29 .lul\, 1895 ; 
i'duc. Brighton College ;" was A.ssistant Organist at St. Augustine's Church, 
Preston, and a F'ellow of the Royal College of Organists; joined the Inns of 
Court O.T.C. in Jan. 1915; was gazetted 2ud Lieut, in .March, 1917; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flandei-s. and was killed in action 
on the Menin Road 25 Sept. 1917. Buried thi-re. The Chaplain wrot<- ; "I 
have never met anyone of a more beautiful character, nor has any olhcer in my 
experience ever given me such loyal support in the work of the Church among.4t 
tile men. It was a very hard task the di\ision was called on to take last week, 
and they achieved it with complete and magnitlcent sur-eess ; but tlie cost was 
man>' of our bravest and best. Your son, amongst others, fell in tin- forefront 
of the Empire's great battle-line, a gallant and a splendid fellow in tlii' day of 
trial." Lieut. -Col. Cohey .Millwood wrote : "He was a most brave orticcr. 
and always showed utter contempt of danger, and was much admired by his 
brother officers and men. 1 assure you that I have lost a splendid officer, and 
I much regret his loss." Unm. 

BOUCHER, ALAN ESTCOURT, Capt.. 9th (Servic-e) Battn. The Leicester- 
shire Regt., yst, surv. s. of the Rev. Canon Charles Estcourt Boucher. K<etor of 
Froleswortli. Lutterworth, by his wife. Louisa May. dau. of the late Rev. William 
Henry Wright ; b. Froleswortli Rectory, c;o. Leicester, 10 July. 1895 ; educ. 
Bilton Grange, near Rugby ; Marlborough College, where he was a Foundation 
Scholar, and for five years a member of the O.T.C and one term at Aspatria 
Atzricultural College ;' volunteered for foreign service on the outbn-ak of war; 
was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th Leicestershire Regt, 19 Sept. 1914 ; proniot -d Lii-ut. 
1(» Nov. following, and Capt. ;i Feb. 1915 ; st-rved with the Expeditionary Force 
in France- and Flanders from ;iO July. 1915. and died at Kouen 25 July. 1916. 
from wounds received in action in Bazentih-le-Pctit Wood on tlie 14tli, when the 
wood and village were captured. Buried at Rouen. His Colonel wrote : " Your 
!if}n was always so bright and cheery, and was a most excellent Company (Com- 
mander, so tliat 1 feel his loss a great deal from that point of \iew. as well as 
personally," and a brother officer : " He was loved and respected by everyone 
he came "in contact with. ... I don't think any officer or man in th.- British 
Army did his duty more conscientiously than he." Umn. 

BOUCHIER, L. J., L.-CorpL, No. 10709. 1st Battn. The King's Royal Ritle 
Corii-- ; -er\ed with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of exposure and 
doiilile iiueumonia 25 Oct. 1914. 

BOULTON, FREDERICK WILSON, Private. No. 24515. 2 4th (Territorial) 
Battn. The LiTKohishire Kegt., .s. of Frederick Wilson Jioulton, of Bathley. 
Newark-on-Trent, Farmer, by his wife. Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Bruuskill ; 
b. Kirkby Stephen, co. Westmorland. 4 Aug. 1882; educ. Manchester and 
Newark; was engaged helping his father in the milk trade; enlisted U» April. 
1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 10 
.Mareli, 1917. and was killed in action near Y|ires 26 Sept. following ; num. 

BOUNDS, Hm Sergt., No. 8886. 2nd Battn. The Welsh Regt. ; served with the 
Kxiieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 26 Sept. 1914. 

BOUNDY, C, Sergt.. No. 7723, 1st Battn. The Royal Welsh FiLsiliers ; served 
with tlif Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914. 

BOURNE, AUSTIN SPENCER, 2nd Lieut.. 7th (Service) Battn. The South 
Statfordshire Kegt.. .v. of thi- Rev. Alfred Ernest Bourne. Vicar of Sutton-at- 
Hone, CO. ICent." by his wife, Edith, dau. of John Fred Spencer ; b. Burham, 
near Rochester. :i Mav, 1891 ; educ. St. John's. Leatherhead. and Selwyn College, 
Cambridge (B.A., Second Cla.ss Classics); joined the University Public .Schools 
Battn. in Sept. 1914; gazetted 2nd Lieut, the following Dec; served with the 
Mediterranean Expeditionarv Force at Gallipoli in 1915, then with the Egyptian 
Kxpeditionarv Force in Kgvpt ; proceeded to France in 1910; was wounded 
near Arras 26 Sept. ; returned to France with the 8th Battn. South Staffordshire 
Keirt. 4 Jan. 1917 ; was reported missing after the fighting at .Monchy 23 .April 
following, and is now a.ssumed to have been killed in action on that date ; iinm. 

BOURNE, P. A., Private, No. 9890, 2nd. Battn. The Worcestershire Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

BOURNE, S., CornL. No. 8402, 1st Battn. The Royal West Surrey Regt. ; 
served with the Exiieditionary Force in France; died of wounds 15 Sept. 1914. 
BOURROUGHS, C, Private, No. 9146, The Coldstream Guards ; served with 
the Kxpeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 28 Sept. 1914. 



The Roll of Honour 



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Harry A. R. Boustead. 



u'^F^IF'^' HARRY ATHELING RUSSELL, Li.nit.. 2/8tll (Twritorial) 
Battn The Duke of fanil.ridgc's Own (Middlesex Rcgt.). 4tl, and vst. s. of John 
Melvill Boustead. of WestHeld, Wimbledon Common, S.W., and Colombo, Ceylon 
by Ins wife, Leila, dau. of Col. Edward'Mohey •' 
h. .Surbiton, co. Surrey. 10 Mav. 1892 ; educ 
Harrow, wliere lie reached the si.\th form and 
became monitor and liead of his houte and 
at University College, Oxford, where he won 
a Half Blue for swimming, and passed out in 
History Honours June 19U. On the outbreak 
of war he obtained a commission ; was sent 
with Ills regiment to Egypt; took part in the 
operations against the Senussi : returned to 
England in July, 1916, and was attached to 
tlie Koyal Flying Corps ; obtained his " wings " 
after one month's training ; served witli the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from 4 Oct. 1916, and died 5 April. 1917. of 
wounds received in an aerial ftght; his observer 
was killed, and, though mortalh' wound, d liim- 
self, he fought off two or three enemv machines 
alone, succeeded in rccrossing our lines, made 
a perfect landing, and died one hour after- 
wards. Buried at Pozieres. His Wing Com- 
„«i„ A A- ., .„ , mander wrote : " Your son was a very gallant 

oflicer and died a magnificent death, and even if he receives no official recojnition 
^ffi.!Ki%^ '"*P'- *';S ?'°r.y 0' 'V? '^t "Sht will remain as fine a memorialas anv 
"Sanl nffie <=»"« 'xs" aud his Squadrou Commander : " We have lost a very 
gallant officer. He has taken part in num.mus i,ar<l-fought encounters with 
hostile machines and has always fought witli -rrat -allautry. I have forwarded 
his name to higher authorities for esceedinglv gallant conduct." He was men- 
;!.''"'i.,n" lJ«'?Pa*'^'.Ms. for gallant and distinguished servii'e in the fleld. He won 
the 100 yards swimming race for Oxford against Cambridoe in 1913 and the 
Champion Senior Swimming Cup at Harrow-; 

BOWDEN C. H. Private, No. 6T6, 3rd Battu. The Hifle Brigade : served with 
tne txpeditioiiary iorce in France ; killed in action 18 Oct. 1914 
BOWDEN, HORACE GEORGE CECIL, 2nd Lieut. RFC. elder H of the 
late (jeoiL'.- Henry How.l.ii. of Sunningdale, "Reigate, L.D.S , E C S Eng 
and Glasgow, by bis u if, . Ada Crouch, dau. of Aduett Wraight ; b. Eei»ate' 
CO. Surrey. 3 Jan. 1897 : educ. Oakshade 
Preparatory School there, and Cranleigh 
School. Cranleigh. where he matriculated at 
the age of 16, being awarded the St. Nicholas 
Scholarship in July. 1913. and was a member 
of the O.T.C., attaining tlie rank of Sergt. in 
1912. He represented bis v, |,ool at Bisley for 
the Ashburton Chall.iig< shield in 1913' and 
1914. Ijeing captain of the school team during 
the latter year, and won the Surrey Rifle Asso- 
tiatioii's Silver Medal offered for the best shot 
among the Surrey Cadets. Was subsequently 
apprenticed to liis father, and registered at 
Guy's Hospital as a Medical Student: joined 
the E.E. as a Despatch Rider in Feb. 1915 ; 
served with the Expeditionarv Force in France 
and Flanders from 29 May following; was 
invalided home in Sept. with a broken collar- 
bone ; returned to France in Jan. 1916. but 
was recalled almost immediately as Instructor 
at Dunstable to await ins commission ; refused 

in the E.F.C. .3 June. 1916; obtaineflds Virgs"l*'i?c"t Tnd went''rack''?S 
S?sonl^.Tu'd'rbe,mft-'"'° ""f'^""' »' f'^"<' ™ Nov. suffednrt"om bTood" 
Seal oTdiohtberin'' ■*■"'*."?'* ^'^^ "i"'^' '>>■•«* montlLs, owing to an 
°n aerial comhS i aV h^??,'''* ■'"' ^l-'^dron in Feb. 1917. and was killed 
east of Ynr^s K„r/f[* *°' ""'"S' "''"le on patrol over the lines north- 
Poner^Lhe'^ His r^J"" 'a- *')? Military Cemetery at Lyssenthoek, near 
Popermghe. His Commanding Officer. Major L. E. Read, wrote ■ " Your son 

wren'"t°woVe™,r""°l'^'"*"°°."^''"'«'-"'"^ "•"" W™ «»^ fly.ngoverou Ml ? 
do™ TaS we itTm b'' """cked. and both our machines were brought 
ve^'<-allnnr„^™.;,- H ' }t ^'"°'' "on^ol'it'oi t" Vo" to know your son died a 
voursonoutnnfvprlh'"''*''-^-.*- "^'"P'- Lubbock was brought down first, and 
down Hi, denti, 7b "^ "S"^* af '"St superior odds, until he also w-as brought 
w ,'il„r- ^ i' '"''■'*■ ™'"''' •>>■ "i" whole squadron, and he was one of the 

aSd kiled instant!? bf^"" '"'T ^°- "'"'''' '"' ™'^* '"™ ^'"^"^^y- He 4as shot 
and killed instantly before ever Ills machine started to fall." Unm. 

w^l^tb.'^^v^ J;-' ''"■"'^t?- ^'o- 15205. 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards : served 
with the- Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14-16 Sept 1914 

wTsv1lw^,'',w''t'v''t\*!"' ^°- ^^«5' 12th (Service) Battn. The Prince of 
Bishoo'Mnnktn^V'i Yorkshire Rcgt.), yst. s. of David Bowes, of Laurel Bank. 
Monk?on ?n YnVk oTr k'^'Vo^'" "'"• ■f'""'- ''»"• «* •^o'™ Webster; *. Bishop 
SSted his f.,)b fr on tf '"^ 1*^" • •'■'*"'■• ^'"'>0P Moikton School ; subsequently 
to Tidv iQl? iT /'""/Y™/, ■1°™'*'' ••><■ 5tli Battn. West Yorkshire Regt. 
Exne^itionnrv' p*f»"**!'-''"1 to the 12th Battn. in Jan. 1917 : served with ti,e 
SrtFon at Vimv TrH*-' "o K""','' """^ I'l-mders from 1 March, aud was killed in 
action at \ imy Ridge 9 April, 1917. Buried there. 

BOWGETT, C. v.. Private, No. 9984, The Eifle Brigade; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 20 Oct 1914 

De°™"wry'Re.V^I''P ?',V.^'^'*7' t'^Pt" I'S"' (Territorial) Battu. The 
hv W w fo ™'*V V'' *■ 9f -^»*•rt Bowhay, of Gunnislake. co. Cornwall. M.D., 
21 Sent 1889 lri„c''V ^'"'.'^.'i^G.OTge Woodd ; b. Gunnislake, co. Cornwall 
Corn in the Cndet P„ '"'""''^ .^L'^'!?"'' T'">l"-i<ige Wells, where he had been a 
CO n;vnn »lS^h ^,°\^V, 'l^'^'-fl^'i •■>« 'I Solicitor, and practisd at Torriugton, 
Steward of the Town ^^^ ' T '''I'I'«i°i™<-nts of Clerk to the Borough Justices? and 
of Snwair, n.Tt l^*^ ;^""' ^'"'/l' J°""'<* *'"' 5th (Territorial) Battn. Diike 
?Territori,n B»Ff I' '""'>■>; .'« » 2nd Lieut. ; was promoted Lieut, to the 6th 
sSvYce on IL o1 tb' ^?"?';f'"^,'; «''"'• 27 Dec. 1913 ; volunteered for foreign 
and nroceerte^ ^^ T 'S?'' ° i'f- European War ; was appointed Capt. 7 Oct. 1914, 
t?mia Ss Dee 1 q!-""' T"" '"? b''»"-"i«" ; left Lahore lor field service in Mesopo: 
19?fi "'Rnri„ i A™^ ?'?" '""'''* '" «<■*'"" "t «>« battle of Es Sinn 8 March, 
Radrfiffe Ksn° the bat lefleld. His Commanding Officer. Lieut.-Col. N. R 
at about •^^■mnnTI*'' ■' ,' "'' 7"=? '^"''''^ '" "^'^ »""* "» tl'*" »iji«h,h Eedoubt 
of cover ,m. L?„ ? Aug.. bravely leading his men over ground without a vestige 
men to ^o ot Z7 K "ii^f, ""'' machine-gun Are ; when he was hit he told ids 
s^fentinifs iS h'? T'""' f'>™ »°'"' '"'^'^'- H» ™5 '■'1™^' ki-™ '-""i most con- 
e™m;rtrenches™*J7,Z'' "" '""' "™ "' "'=""'•"'' "''*'"° ''"' ''''""' °' "« 

Tl?e^'„^do'i;^wi^n'^?'^'^^^'=''^- P"™*''' ^o- 212158. 5th (Territorial) Battn. 
ihe Gordon Higlilanders. s. of William Bowie, of 42, Holburn Road, Aberdeen, 




Horace G. C. Bowden. 



S r^'n.'*' A "■"'■.Jan''- dau. of John Lumsden. Farmer: *. Aberdeen I'l 
.•^e^pt. 1894 ; educ. Ashley Eoad Public School, and Central Higher GradcMiooi 
Aberdeen ; was on the staff of the North of Scotland, Tow-n and Country llrk' 
Harbour Branch Aberdeen: joined the Gordon Highlande^ in Vo? 'Int- 
wns renoi^ln""" ^'^P^'ditionary JForce in France and f landed* for ov°r a vc-Lr ^ 
S™?,^ ,v^ wounded and mrssing 16 May, 1917. aftt-r a coimt<;r-attack oi, ?he' 
i^act'io'n' o^tSTt d*at^?^:-™""" ^''"' ='"'' '^ "<"' --™'''' '" "-= "-""■""' 
BOWrE, JOHN, S.rgt.. No. 92862, 156th Brigade, R.F.A.. elder s of William 
Bowie, of la Carnegi- str.et, Arbroath, by hi.l wife. Helen, dau of llexande; 
S?h™f ■ H ^;'V'\"" -■*""• ™' ''<"■'*'- 1« •'"'>•• 1896; educ. St. Vigean's Public 
^f^l'-'lV} -^'■''™^^'' «-;«"l*'??' ■ «-as apprenticed as an EugiS" ei^fa ed 
ftm^S;- "• ^'77'^ V'^'^ the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in E-vpt and 
Gallipoli ; proceeded to France, and was killed in action at Ypres 28 Oct iw 
Bur ed in the British Military Cemetery. Dickebasch. His Commandin"'ofncer 
wrote in the highest terras of Sergt. Bowie's efficiencv and popularity -";,"* 

f^^;.t^'S^:i i^i^^fS. ^i^l^i ^"^'^^ -'"' «- Exp;ditiom.ry 

?i«.T^?tH; '^rf °f**^'',^^'-"SP LOWES, Lieut, and Temp. Capt., 8th (Ser- 
\-in!,l^f «;■ ^t'"' L'.nco nshin- Uegt., only «. of the Rev, Alfr>?d Elliott Bowlbv 
\ lear of St. James'. West Streatham, co. Surrey bv his wife I Man rt\.,, ii 
obert Dickinson: b. Meernt. India.'7 Feb. 18^i ;-cdu?. Met Court and S? 
I'aul s School, Hammersmith, W. ; on leaving school entered Lloyds Bank an 1 
aft..rwards tl.e bank of Cox & Co.. Army .vSents. Charing Croi, and Hved "1 

or HoK nJ?r •'"""g'-.MLssion, Walworth, giving up his^spare ime to shidv 
riL^? -V^^T '^J"^ assisting in work among the poor ; gazetted 2nd Lieut 8th 
Cant S« n^^'fi*- " "•^''' "."■ promoted Lieut. 27 Sept. 1915 and Temp 
Capt. 28 Oct. tol owing; went to France 4 Oct. 1915, and was kil ed in acton 
™rt Jl':Tr,'i'P"J5 *'"''"' "18' w''"-"* "awling along a sap to inspeel S 
part winch iiad been blown in. Buried in the Cemetery of Le Bon Jean \rmen 
n'lea'i.nr/';" "^^ °"'''' -'t" l^'ncolnshire Kegt.. wrote t6 his fatto ; "^'had ,^ 
pleasure of serving with your son in the 8tli Battn. and again in this and can 
fully appreciate what his loss to you ^vill mean." The Chaplata also wrot? 

.\our son was always tremendously keen in his work, and we allcons der .,i 
h.m one 01 our most zealous officers." and the Adjutant : '• He wL inSested 
aSoX^!S'tr<SoS^ 'l?^:™"™^ ""^' ""'''"""■■ •"" C°"'ma"<ilngOfflc::; 

E;^:s;^arrfw;T5^r^wiSLi;.ic?r7&ct^i^^-^ -"'" -'^^ "- 

BOWLES, BERTIE, Sergt.. No. 320010. The Norfolk Yeomanry (T F ) » of 
Whir's «™'f' f C'arleton Forehoe, by his wife. Annie Louisa, d.-iu of tla- lat" 
Charles fl estgate Self, of Barford ; *. Carleton Forehoe. 17 .M.ril 1891 cdu- 
Hmgham Grammar School ; joined the Yeomanry in 1908 - volun't,-. r ed 
1 L /7°'V''''"1'™^ "'■"■'■'' "■'"' "'« Mediterranean Force at (Jallipo - pro 
8 Dec ^9^-''l$ "'-*'? V'? l'",''allipoIi, and was killed in action TSeit iTa 
?,S!; '; Buried a Jerusalem. Capt. Buggies Brise wrote : " His los,s h 
a great one to me and the company, for if he had lived he would have been mv 
Coy. Sergt.-Major, and I am sure would have done great things." Unm 

BOWLES, BERTRAM PRANK, Private 
]■",:'■*"■,}"}'' (.^pii'c) Battn. The Rovai 
I Msih, ]-s (City of London Eegt.) s of the 
late William Battle Bowles, bv his wife Jessie 
<21-, "'Shtman Road. Harringay. N.). dau. of 
.s. Ellin ; b. Highgate. London. N ■' May 
18 ; educ. Hornsey and Tottenham Count v 
schools ; was a Clerk : enlLsted 2 Sept 1914" 
alter the outbreak of w-ar ; served with tin- 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from July. 1915, and died at the Base Hospital 
lo April, 1917, from wounds received in action 
at Arras ; r/tnn. 

BOWMAN, LESLIE SPENCER, l.iiut 4tli 
(IVrntorial) Battn. The King's Own (Royal 
Lancaster Eegt.). «-. of Dr. Richard O.xiev 
I'.owman, of Ulverston. co. Lancaster bv' w's 

ii":i-j-^°i'',i'°"?"-,?""- "f Benjamin Allen, of 
Huddersfleld : b. Ulverston, 21 June 1897- 
educ. Seascale Preparatory School, and' Clifton 
College; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 23 Dec 1914 
.,,_ ^ being promoted Lieut. 4 Jan. 1917 - 'served 

with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders ; was w-ounded 7" Mav 
1916; returned to duty on the 12th; joined the Royal FIvin" Corps in fulV •' 
became a jiilot 24 Sept.. leaving for France 23 Dec. ; \vas wounded 6 'liine' 
but returned to duty on the 20tli. and w-as killed in action 25 June 191-' 
being shot down by enemy aircraft after completing sonii- observation'H-ork •' 

BOWMAN, WILLIAM POWELL, Lieut 
_ Royal Flying Corps. ,|d,.sl ,v of William Po»-eii 

Bowman. J'roprietor of the firm of (Joodali 
Backhouse <V Co.. Leeds, by liis wife. Marv Grace 
,A °L'i,"' 'at'' Tliomas Glendinni'iig - /,' 
Leeds, 22 Oct. 1894; educ. Soiithclilfe School' 
Jilcy. .-ind Ippingham: was a student at the 
Leeds University : enlisted in Sept 1914 as 
a Motor Despatch Rider, attached to 'the 
Eoyal Engineers: obtained a commission in 
the lath Service) Battn. The West Yorkshire 
Eegt in .Ian. 191d: afterwards transferred to 
the Royal Flying Corps ; his machine was shot 
down behind Ihe enemy's lines on 17 Oct 1910 
and hi- was for some time posted as missing' 
but IS now assumed to have been killed on thitt. 
da\- : num. 

BOX, FREDERICK ARCHIBALD, Private- 

-No. 2M,.,.,. l.-,th (Service! liattn. The Eoval 

Warwu-ksbirc Regt., .v. of the late Jesse Bbx 

b.\ his wife Rosma (M. Dogpool Lane. Stirch- 

i-„,.<.... 1 -„ ,."■>''- ^ijau. of Ihonias May Tranter; and brother 

J.OX (also kil ed 111 action) : b. Birmingiiam. 3 Sept 1901 -edc 

Broad Street. Birmingham ; enlisted in Nov 1916 : 'served 

aud Flanders from Feb. 1917, and n-is 

■"'- ■ iiitm. 

served with the 




Bertr.un I rank Bowles. 




William Powell Bowman. 



to Private G. 1 

St. Martin's School. „.„..u .-,iieei. ijirr 

w-ith the Expeditionary Force in France an 

killed in action 15 July following by a bomb 

BOX L., Private. No. S441. 1st Battn. The Norfolk Eegt 

Exixditionary lorce in France; died of wounds 2 Nov 1914 

■^S'^'^'*f'wn'-"'?''^'^.1*I'*'l=''g'm-R<">m-^rtiflcer, No M 60U EN 

i!!!^n: SL^^t^^^i^SJ^::: ^iSrSaS-'S^J-rss^i '1?^' 

was an Engine Fitter; joined the Na^->• 1 Slav 191^ smed mH MS t '^'^ = 
raire and H.M.S. Carnarvon; took pa?t in tht'l-ifllrand'ClandTbatirandX" 



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32 

K.-i.tk- School tluT.-; wnt to Australia '"f '-.•," '.',',' j^.^nins Street. Mcl- 

honrne : .-nlisted 111 Jn y. >»!?/. ''"\°,^l„,'u,,,i.rs ; was Vonndod 3 Jnue. 
from Jan. lUlU, and ''"'■f«»'^,f,, " ™ j;/,% , ! , i' ,;..in„.nt, and was killed 
191T. and invalided home ; on h s [ '""lileei i lis dn.-mit . ISuried at Dieke- 
i„ action -li Sort liUT. -y.".?' ' ,r G™r ■ v W ^.l early on the n.ornin? 
busch. A comrade wrote : J)ear old '^^ ";■■'" ^ |, i,,; (i„,..ont. Whiii 
oE'^ Se,.t. by the bur.ti,,« ot -■ ™™'V,^^^ ^ ! ' .^I^Vja. haS^?y, as he was ! 

Se ^'ri^^^;^ ii ";3S ?^^^^^^^ 

Bell;ust ; wa.s a t'^'^^;, ' "''^'f ' ,4 ipril 11) 7. and died at the Military Hos- 

S;;^b,^iSj^^ii?;jy'«'~'-;,,K5«^^ 

Soiith African \\arl8»U-lH02.t«k I a^^^^^^^^^^ Magersfontein, and those in the 

actions at B'•'!»™<^.^"''' "; ,*;"'!''\ ,Oo jm '^ ■« "' Panrdeherg (17 

Oranue Kree State feb. ♦'"?•, ■^';"^o'VStes, 2(i ,lan. 1900, and 10 Sept. 
Feb.) ("H7«»"''''-%l ffwith Im'e disp^^^^^ with the Kxpeditionary 

1901 ], and Queen s '' :f V,"' .™ \„g- lyU ; was wounded at Mons on the 
Force in Trance and Haiukrs '"' jV*-/-^ „ ,, ^^jsno. and moved north with 
23rd of that n;™'l' ■ /', "^'l. "i;" 'ypre" 'here the support it gave to the 
it to take part in the lust J att . »' » , ,.,„ks of the O.O.C. ; was again 
(inards on 21-23 <''■.'■ .'•»":,^,.,V"v onnl." the following montb, 

wonnded in Jan 191.->, ■'" f J^) ' '^', i'," '.\viti, a -New Army Division 30 July ; 
being invalided home : ? '"T-^iJ-rv of K U 1 27 Oct. 1915. and as Temi;. 
transferred to command ",,".", '."^^fVicld irtinerv 13 Feb. 191(1. with whieh 

-yF.^*^!^'^^.j;Si!Mii-'^rs.r^i^dSii^^ 

and was »V;'f'l?l,*''"He „°'in I o don 1 June. 1908. Dorothy, dan. of Arthur 

Queen's Own (lloyal Vest l^i"' l.'r'; .-i,; ,',,(,. Laura dan. of John Primmer ; 
Earlswood, eo. Surrey, l"»™™- ''> '^S" .'^ ■,,:^Soid"^^^^^^ School there ; was 
b. Earlswood, eo Surrey, 23 A ml W88 |^^^ ,,,-j„,y. „io ; served 

a Gardener erap oyod at the Lf f„*°9" , '7',„,,, Fiand,-rs from the followmg 
with the Expeditionary ^ °" '' '"^^.J?' " . "vimv Kidge and Givenchy, and 
December: took I'"'* '"»''[; °P'n;, "ill 7 iSd there. A comrade wrote : 
was killed in action at Z'"'''"'''"', ■* ° •;.„^' ,;„ , "oct and it was early on the 
■• We went to the support ine in « ' ">" ";..',^ in a 1 arrow part of the trench 
morning of the 3rd he met l»s f -ith " ;'; /^'^i^V' j ^in v,-ry sorry be has 
when asbell burst and burled him i"'"^j'"XJni never heard a misword said 
met his death, as he will be m'"--;'* "' . f ''';',"?;. „ ^n say we have lost a good 
^N«f(?'"'-"S'e';;; TM^^'SVl-Jurl^li:"^' J..^y.^ 10. Mi-nie^Jessie, dau. of George 
S-t^and?iad a son, ^r^^ ^^f^t^' ^'^^%^ ^Vest Yorkslure Begt. : 
^^^J'tSTiTe' l^p.SuonaVv^Fo;e'"Si FJan'^cf; "iilT'd in action 20 Sept. 19U 
bS^B: HrjJqe - -09. 1st Battm Jhe ^y. ^t^Uers ; served 

];-:-g£&4ef-)he^|&£p?5J 

,,al r.ank of England, 1-td., Hors^a", Bir- 
miie'liam. bv bis wife, Fanny May dau. of 
i.eori-e Henfv Bishop; b. London. 13 April, 
1SM7'^ educ. 'Stanlev House School, and King 
Award's High School, liirmiieibam, where he 
l.rst li.-ld a Fomulation Seliolarship. and after- 
,„l' a Senior Sebolar^hip : •.;ained a Matl.e- 
nntiVal Sel,olarshi|. at Prt.Tbouse,^ f am- 
l,rid>-e. a fitv of Ilimiinghain .Major Seholar- 
sh and one from King Edward's School; 
w- s a memlier of the O.T.C. ; after a short 
.?ioS o training at a Cadet School, obtained 
', eoniniis.ion 27 Nov. 1916; served with the 
'iCxpeditionary Forces in France and llandcR. 
,nd was killed in action near \pres 31 May, 
1917, while returning from duty at an observa- 
tion post. Buried in Ylamertinghe Military 

r:f^Sii^snir';;y.s^dSr| 

^R^CE GEORGE EDGAK coy. Sergt^^iaior. 10th (S--Crstr^e?; 
King's (Shropshire Light 'f "*/ i.',/' ^"^ 'jTe! dau of Thomas Phillips Tal- 
Leoniinster CO. ^"'''^^^^^Ja oVieU ligi educ. British School there ; was 
garth ; b. Leominster f/oresa''i "3 I eb^ 18J* . e ^^.^^^^ j„, a„i ^erj-ice 

a Shoesmith ; joined «« ^""torals in IJU , ^.^^ j,,^ Egyptian 

immediately °" t'^'' °"''?™VLyPalesti^^,e from March, 1916. and was killed 
Expeditionary If™,"^ ^gypt ™1 {^»'\'-;^J'^ ' Buried at Burj-el-Lis.<ineh. His 

^jff-'JLV^any c^o^Zian^ef ^a's^rdNn''liXVra&s,''ao<i rightly, as his manner 



„,,b his u,e,. and method ot ^'^f^^^^l^T^^^ ™f 'u. wt^ ^e o??h;- 
l-ommandiug Other I regret his de.ith '""7 ','",,,," ',,,„-.k to the job in hand 
old Yeomanry who ''!"';■.<'" ."-'."J; Ttt^r Men like vo„ sou are hard to 
all the time, .and noliody ''"^ ''"';', J" ,,'' vcrv tough'Ught. 'I'lie battalion 
llnd now. He was killed, a.s ■™" „>;'"•,", 'J J"* "men and so .•arn.-d praise 
did what we knew tlu^y wond, '''^l''l«|- / 'Vfa u^Vcot SerP in every 

from >v>'rybody •• and -^^^a -^ ,, .'Acal v.^k and bad a'flne w\y with the 
way, si.leudid at ^^,''.,.',^,',i';,,h. France and four moi.tlis in Palestine and 

y'^.,Jir;t^i;aion,?;ri;eisti.m.est^m^^ 

is n;.t only a loss t,i his parents, ."'^ also a loss 1° ' ' ' ' 'I .^j i.^,,, ^„ ,,11, and 

;S';/^;:;'i:;;;;"^::;rh;^':^i.i:^";;.^ien^^s';:;^,rli::posai to hdp ..s t„ conquer 

RRACEY VICTOR CHARLES EDELSTEN, 2,ld I.icut B.F.C only chUd 




machine. A brot 
skilful pilot." 11 



Victor H. T. Boyton. 



Tolto^'write thai W was-" A gallant »?™";':'a'V'V;(,;'deU'^ 

WIS i keen cricketer ami footballer, and while at Bhindel > 

sKu.u. p....- ,"' . fvi',L.!^t VI .md the Second Football XV., and was also 

played in the J'^Jt Cr eket X/-. •'^^'^^« '„,.,.„ j„ „„ Koyal Military Academy. 

^K,^ alui n^ i^F^^R-i^^v ''"o^'^"" ^^-^ ^'."^'t '■ ; w'- 1 rent «e..t 

Bradbrook, 01 1. ^^ '"•;'•'''' ^^";\V,,,;,|, .■!,'," ;'<; levon-'S. ISelgravia, 29N0V. 
Annie, dau. of ■''''"■""■^/'''l^,^;''^;'- " ,,y " iif.; Butelicr enlisted in the Middle- 
1886; edne. Westminster (it> ^' '™' •,.;'.;^%'' iV' Hcrtfordshires ■ served with 
sex Itcgt. I.April. ,V"« ^ '^^^^.'^rn^San Wrs lYom IsT^^^^^^^^ transferring 

^^^'S^SZ^^. S'waf^lL^ in'aetion 1 Aug. 1917. Buried near 

iS?3;^ssio.a^.ri.i^^?f^^^^^^ 

I ^^,'"' < ,^ Id and w nner S vTir ous competitions at Bisley ; imm. 
^rI^^ L M .. ^ >^0 , The Cheshire Kegt. ; served with the Expedi- 

at- of Loudon Regt.). elder « of spcnccr 
lledfern Bradley, of l>aracq Lodge, Street }, 
near Birmingham, by his wife, Annie Maud, 
an o William Vale; b. Peims, co. Warwick, 
■>: Sept. 1891; educ. Warwick Gr.ammar 
School and on H.M.S. Conway; wius an 
En "ineerY enlisted in Aug. 1914; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France Iroiii July. 
1915 and died iii the Base Hospital, Oames, 
Cami'e4;20 April. 1917, from wounds received 
in action at Monchy-le-Preux on the 11th. 
l^ni^wTn ICtaples C.imtery. The Commanding 
SSer ol his 'company wrote ; •; Yo" 'on w^^ 
a great friend of mine ; we were " «l';,/ank, 
together for nearly two years, and he ^s 
one of the best fellows I have ever met. He 
was very popular in the ya«abon^ and d^ed 
■IS he lived, abso utely loyal. He wa.> .v keen 
So rts;„an,'playing cricket for the Wanviekslnre 
Gpiitleiuen and the Leamington Clul), and 
wa!s a member of the Warwickshire Beagles; unm. 
.. . vn m-ni "nd Battn. York and Laucaster Regt. , 
BRADSHAW, E.. l'";/'';'-^-*°;.^^,^i'„ "-France ; killed in action 21 Sept. 1914. 
served with the Expeditionary lore ■"*[''" ,^ , „{ ^dwiu 

BRADSHAW. ERNEST K^^IN/nd, Lieut R^I^A.^d^^^ ^^^. 
Bradshaw, of The Grange. ^ hitetiUd Koau Warrington, 27 Dec, 

Ada, dau. of John Hedgeock; 6^ Stockton Uc.vt ^^^^ . ^^^^ ,„bsequently 
1893; educ. 'rlie Friends SchwlAckworr „a.,sedthe Intermediate 

articled to Ws.fathcrxs a Charter d -^cc ^__^ ^^^^ . „„tamed a corn- 

examination ; joined the Inns of Court o^^ ,,r.-„l ,nthtb^ 

Fvneditionary Force in France and F lander, 
from 30 No^v. following; contracted pneu- 
ronia and was invalided home; returned to 
France Jan 1917 ; was twice wounded in 
jSne and gassed in July, being sent hoine on 
sick leave ; returned to France. an<^ was kil ed 
in action near Wvtschaete :50 Sept. 1917. 
'Bur?ed ™ Kemmel Oi.teau Military Cemetery 
His Commanding Officer wrote. 1 "a™ 
Durnosely waited a week before writing to tell 
?-ou what a real loss your gallant son is to me 
niid to send you a my sympathy. 1 think 11 
best to wait a week on these sad occasions, 
^ that s tlie time when things come home 
to us all more. No words of mine can soften 
tSe blow, I know, but I must tell you that he 
w,^ a flt^e young officer, in whom I I'ad great 
eonfldence and wlio showed very remarkable 
OTOmise He and his two brother offieel^ died 

Ste^'vr^t L^'lJSS^n'^til^laS 




Spencer M. Bradley. 




Ernest Edwin Bradshaw. 



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33 



mander. Major Jones, is a constant pans of grief to me. He fi*els his loss so dread- 
fully keenly, and looks so sad and whiti- with it all, that it might have hcen 
his own brother, which all goes to show how much your boy and the other two 
were to him. Will you accept my most heartfelt s\Tnpathy. and especially any 
comfort that his mother may derive from my very inader|uate expression of my 
own personal loss," and his Chaplain : ** I very much regret to tell you that 
your son, 2nd Lieut. E. E. Bradshaw, of 148th Brigade, R.F.A., was killed at 
about 10 p.m. last night. Some camouflage on the gun-pit^ canght fire from 
an enemy shell or bomb, and three of the officers, including your son, and the 
Sergt. -Major, ran downi to prevent the fire spreading. Unfortunately some 
amraunition was near by, and the fire got to it just as they were cutting the 
camouflage, and a tremendous explosion took place, which killed them all, your 
son and the sergeant being killed instantaneoasly : the other two lived for a 
few minutes. No one else was actually on the spot, as they had ordered the 
men to remain under cover. I can only say how deeply we all feel for you in 
this loss, especially as 1 know your son had only just returned from leave. It 
is a great blow to the battery. Only one officer was on the position, and he 
was in the act of telephoning to Headquarters when the explosion took place. 
Your son will be very nmch mi^^sed, for he was wonderfully brave under shell- 
fire, and always set such an t-xampie to th- men. I took the funeral at 3.30 p.m. 
this aft^^rnoon. They arr hurii.i -^ide by side in the Military Cemetery at Kenmiel 
Chiiteau, which is some niili-s baik from Messines. A cross will be ]nit over each 
grave within the next few days." A brother officer also wTot* ; " I am very 
sorry to have to tell you that your son was killed about 10 p.m. last night. 
Enemy shells hit one of the gim-pits and set the charges and camouflage on fire. 
Along with two other officers (Mr. McLean and Mr. Green), and also Sergt. 
Berry, he went down to try and put out the fire, or to prevent it from spreading 
to the other guns and anmiunition pits. While engaged on this brave work, the 
heat from the burning charges caused about lUU rounds of ammunition to 
explode, killing all four men instantly. I cannot express to you the gloom 
which tliis terrible catastrophe has cast over all ranks in the battery and also 
throughout the brigade; the loss of tlu-se four men can hardly be replan-d. 
From the time your son joined the battery till the day of his death he dis]ilay'd 
the greatest enthusiasm in his work ; he was a most reliable officer, extrtTinly 
well liked, and held in the greatest respect and esteem by all who knew him ; 
his braver>' was undoubted ; he was always considering the safety of his men at 
the risk of his own. It is some consolation to know that he suifered no pain ; 
he was killed by the concussion of the explosion, and I do not think his body 
was even marked. We buried him and his brother officers this afternoon at the 
Military Cemetery at Kemmel. the General and Staff attending the funeral. 
What his loss niiLst be to you we can hardly imagine ; it is bad enough for us. 
Will you please accept the sincere sjTupathy of all ranks in your bereavement." 
Unm, 

BRADSHAW, W., Private, No. 2303, 2nd Battn. The Manchester Regt. ; served 
with the Expi'ditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 23 Oct. 1914. 
BRAILSFORD, H., L.-Corpl., No. 10106, 2nd Battn. The Sherwood Forest<>rs ; 
served witli tin- Kxi>editionary Force in France; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
BRAILSFORD, H., Private. No. 12278. The Sherwood Foresters ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
LEWTON-BRAIN, JAMES ANDREW, Lieut., 8th (Service) Battn. The 
Norfolk Regt., 3rd ^. of James Le\\1:on-Brain, of The Mill House, Toftwood, 
Dereham, by his wife. Clare, dau. of William Andrew LawTence ; 6. Swanton 
Motley. CO. Norfolk, 25 March. 1888 ; educ. 
King Edward VII. Grammar School, King's 
Lynn ; was employed in the London and 
Provincial Bank (Great Yarmouth Branch): 
then received an appointment in the Bank of 
Montreal (Vancouver, later Victoria Branch) ; 
on the outbreak of war he enlisted in the 
Canadian Highlanders ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
until Jan. 19i6, when he returned to England ; 
obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 23 Jan. 
1916 ; again went to France ; was promoted 
Lieut. 18 March, 1917, and died at Poperinghe 
of gas poisoning and wounds 14 Aug. following. 
Buried there. His Commanding Officer wrote ; 
" I can hardly express to you what a loss he 
is to all of us, both officers and men of this 
battalion. He was a splendid stamp of orticer, 
and a good leader, and was my Battalion 
Machine Gun Officer, and of great value to me. 
And as we are in action at the moment of 
writing, it is difficult for me to give you many 
particulars ; but he died a few hours after iiis attack, so. please God, he did not 
suffer too much. He was so popular with us all, we shall miss him terribly," 
and a brother officer : ** He was very popular amongst us all ; not only the 
officers but all the men knew him well. I can assure you that your loss is shared 
by us all ; his place will be hard to fill in our midst." He was well known in 
the Dereham and Yarmouth districts as an enthusiastic football player and 
cricketer; unm. 

BRAMBLE, T., Private, No. 8166, 1st Battn. The Buffs (East Kent Regt.) ; 
served with the Expeditionar>- Force in trance ; died of wounds 29 Oct. 1914. 
BRAMHAM. WILLIAM. Private. The Prince of Wales's Own (West York- 
shire Regt.), eldest s. of John William Bramham, by his wife, Alice, dau. of 
W'illiam Smales ; was a Hammer Driver employed at" Taylor's Forge; enlisted 
7 Sept. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders. 
and was killed in action 4 Sept. 1016. Buried" in Hehuterne Cemetery, north of 
Albert. Lieut, and Quartermaster J. J. Green wrote : " I knew him personally, 
and always found him a good, honest, hard-working man, and having a lot to 
do with the transport, although not actually in charge of it, I often had the 
opportunity of seeing your husband." He tn. at Leeds, 17 Nov. 1902. Alice, dau. 
of William Shaw, aud'had fgur sons : W'illiam, ft. 1 Feb. 1906 ; John, b. 15 Jan. 
1908 ; Herbert, b. 11 Dec. 1910, and Ernest b. 2 Sept. 1913. 
BRAMIDGE, W., Private, No. 8326, 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light 
Infantry ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 
3 Oct. 1914. 

BRAMLEY, ARTHUR, Private, No. 12108, 1st Battn. (I4th Foot) Prince 
of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt.). s. of the late James Henry Bramley, of 
Knaresborough. Slater, by liis wife. Caroline, dau. of Peter Owram, of Knares- 
borough, Weavei; ; b. Knaresborough, 20 Oct. 1879 ; educ. Boys' National 
School there ; enlisted 31 Aug. 1914 ; after training at Belton Park, Grantham, 
with the 9th (Service) Battn., was sent to the Dardanelles in June, 1915, where 
he was wounded 21 Aug. following, and invalided to England : was in hospital 
at Liverpool ; on his recovery went to his depot at Whitley Bay. and thence 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1916 ; 
acted as stretcher-bearer, and was killed in action 18 Sept. following. Buried 
north of Ginchy, north-west of Combles. His Commanding Officer wrot« : 
" I regret to inform you that Private Bramley was killed in action during an 
attack on the enemy on 18 Sept. His death was instantaneous. At the time 




James A. Lewton-Brain. 



he met hLs death he was carrying out hLs duties, collecting wounded on the 
battlefield, and was bandaging up his officer's wounds. I must say he was a 
very good man here, and is greatly missed by his comrades. He is buried with 
more of his comrades on the field." Unm. 

BRAMLEY, CV'RIL RICHARD, Capt., 2/5th (Territorial) Battn. The King's 
Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), eldest s. of the Rev. Cyril Richard Bramley, 
M.A., Vicar of St. John's, Donisthorpe, by his wife, Annie Marian, dan. of the 
late Joseph Booth ; and brother to 2nd Lieut. H. Bramley (see Vol. I., page 
48) ; b. Manchester. 26 Nov. 1890 ; educ. St. John's School for Clergy, Leather- 
head ; was a Private Tutor ; join<d the Public Schools Battn. 6 Aug. 1914, two 
days after war was declared ; obtained a 2nd Lieutenancy in the 5th Yorkshire 
Light Infantry 10 Nov. following, and was promoted Lieut. 7 April. 1915 ; sub- 
sequently acting as Transport Officer until he was promoted Captain 1 Sept. 
1916; served with the Ex]^editionary Force in France and Flanders from 20 
Jan. 1917, and was killed in action at Beaumont Hamel 20 Feb. following, by 
the bursting of a shell while getting his men into safety when he was leading 
them into the front trench. Buried in an English Cemet^^ry near Beaucourt. 
His Colonel wrote that he was a brave man and well liked by his fellow-officers 
and men ; unm. 

BRANDER, JOHN, Private, No. 2541, l/6th (Territorial) Battn. Seaforth 
Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs. The Duke of Albany's), eldest *. of the late James. 
Brander. of Pittendreich, by his wife. Ann (now wife of Private James Smith, of 
279, High Street. Elgin), dau. of Alexander Robert.son ; b. 23 Jan. 1889 ; educ. 
West End School, Elgin ; was a Painter in the employ of Messrs. Kintrea and 
Sons, Elgin : enlisted 15 Oct. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionan,- Force in 
France and Flanders from 1 May, 1915, and was killed in action at Beaumont 
Hamel 13 Nov. 1916. Buried in Auchinvillers Cemetery, France; unm. 

BRANNAN, C, Battery Sergt.-Major, No. 27955. 54th Battery. R.F.A. ; 

served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

BRASTED, FREDERICK ELLIOTT, Lieut., 9th (Senice) Battn. The Essex 
K'UT., -s. of the late Henry George Brasted, by liis wife, Julia Clara, dau. of 
Uob( rt Wright; b. London, 19 Dec. 1881; educ. East London College, and 
the liiiversity of London; was a Wholesale Pianofori^ Manu*^turer ; joined 
the H.A.C. on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 : served with the Expeu'tionary 
Force in France from Jan. 1915 ; was slightly wounded at Yprcs. and ?!}l*- 
sequently sutfered from sciatica and rheumatism brought on by exposure- 
gazetted 2nd Lieut. Essex Regt. 12 Oct. 1915 ; returned to England in the 
following Nov. and was for some time on special duty in various parts of England, 
being jiromoted Lieut, in Jan. 1917; went back "to France 30 July, and died 
there 18 Aug. following, from accidental wounds received during a bombing 
demon.stration on the loth. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery. A brother 
officer wrote : " I was about 30 feet away when that rotten bomb went off and 
tied (Major Hickox) up. Lieut. Brasted was splendid. 1 never dreamed he was 
badly injured, he was so calm and begged assistance for the others." Unm. 
BRAY, S., Private, No. 8210, 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 18 Sept. 1914*. 
BRECHIN, JOHN, Private, No. 1737, 5th (Territorial) Battn. The Gordon 
Highlanders, yst. «. of James Brechin, of The Square, Old Meldrum, Aberdeen 
by his wife, Christina, dau. of George Innes Massie ; b. Old Meldrum, 15- Feb! 
1896 ; educ. Public School there ; was a Carpentc^r by trade, and at the time 
of the outbreak of war a member of the local company of the 5th Battn. Gordon 
Highlanders ; left with the battalion for France about Nov. 1915, and was 
killed in action 13 Nov. 1916 ; unm. 

BREMNER. HARRY JOYCE, MM., Sergt., No. 2304, 5th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Gordon HiglJanders, s. of Charles Bremner, 
of Nether Cortes. Lonmay, co. Aberdeen, by 
his wife, Jessie, dau. of Alexander Davidson • 
h. Kathen, co. Aberdeen. 3 March. 1895 : educ 
Public School there, and Fraserburgh Academy ; 
enlist^-d early in Sept. 1914 : undenvent train- 
ing at Scone Camp, where he acted as Drill 
Sergt.; served with the Expeditionar\- Force 
in France and Flanders from 10 Aug". 1915 ; 
after attending a bombing school in I-'rance, 
he became Bomb Sergeant for his battalion ; 
was awarded the Military Jledal 31 July, 191G. 
tor carrying in a few of his wounded comrades 
to safety under maclune-gim fire during the 
Battle of the Somme ; also received a card 
of congratulation from .Alaj or- General Harper 
commanding his division, and was killed in 
action at Beaumont Hamel 13 Nov. 1916. 
Buried in the Y Ravine Cemet^rv. near Beau- 
mont Hamel. His Commanding Officer wrote : 
" Your son was a most exemplan- voung man, 
and in all his work was efficient aiui' thoroughly 
conscientious. When he feJI, he was at his jtost, bravelv and fearlessly driving 
the enemy in front of liim. His was one of the great 'records of courage and 
devotion to duty— we all miss liim and mourn liis loss," and another officer: 
" Always bright and cheery, he was held in high respect bv all ranks, from the 
Coimnanding Officer to the Private." 

BREWER, C, Private, No. 2374, 2nd Battn. The King's Roval Rifle Corps - 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14-17 Sent' 
1914. 

BREWXR. RICHARD LESLIE. Corpl.. No. 2795, 2nd Battn. (7th Foot) 
The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.)» 
s. of George Brewer, of 9, Warren Road, Ley- 
ton, E., Insurance Broker, bv Ids wife, Agnes ; 
^^ b. Leyton. 6 Feb. 1895 ; educ. Newport Road 

__^gmt^^^^ School there : enlistt*d 14 Sept. 1914 ; scr\-ed 

^g^^^^^^^^L in )Ialta and Egvpt from Jan. to Sejit. 1915 

^^»^^|^^^^B when he landed at Cape Hclh>s. Gallipoli. and 

^^^^^^^^^^^H took part the fighting until evacuation; 

^^^^^^^^^T^ ''^t<'r ^ rest in Egvpt he served with the Ex- 

^^^gr ^n%V^ peditionar>- Force in France and Flanders; 

' ^ '^ » "^^ transferred to the Queen's Westminster Rifles 

21 April. 1910, and was killed in action 1 July, 
1916, during the Battle of the Somme. A 
comrade wrote : " Vmortunatoly soon after 
the start we had the misfortune to lose our 
officer, and it was while Dick (Corpl. Richard 
Leslie Brewer) was rallying the remainder of 
our platoon that he was killed. He died doing 
his duty, brave and fearless to the end," and 
another : " I hear from one of the fellows 
that a pal of his was hit in the hand, and Dick 
had done it up for him. and then Dick saw the 
saying, " Come on, lads.' and was almost at once 




Harry Joyce Bremner. 



Richard Leslie Brewer. 



officer fall, and took his plao 
shot through the head." Unm 



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34 



The Roll of Honour 




Alfred Percv Brewi 



BREWIS, ALFRED PERCY. t'apt., 
1st liiittn. (5t»i F(X)t) Tlic Xortlimn- 
bcrland J-'iisilii-rs. cldiT n. of Alfn-ii I'lrrwis. of 
2<t. Granville Koiul. Ncwcastlc-uri-Tyin-, Shiii- 
owinT. by his wife. Sophia J.oulsf. (i;iu. of 
Allri'd C. Coiiinj; : b. X»'wrastlt'-oii-Tyiu', 2:1 
April. 1805 ; rduc. I'ppincrhani. and nmtricu- 
hited at IJrasrnosc ('oIIt'Kr. Oxford ; ohtaint'd 
a commission in Oct. 1014: jiromotcd Licnt, 
20 Dec. foUowinK, and Ciipt. 27 Sept. 1015 ; 
was attached 5th liattii. The Kjist l,anca.Hhire 
Keut. ; served with the Mediterranean Kxpc 
ditionary Force at (Jallipoli from May. 1015, 
to the evacuation : was sent t(t IC^ypt and 
Sinai, and hiter si-rvcd witli tlie ICxpetiitioiiary 
r'orce in >Yancc, and was killed in action at 
llaxrhuourt \\ ood 1 June. 1017. Buried at 
X' ii\ Jlli- liourjonval. lii- was mentioned in 
h.spatches hv F.M. Sir Douirlajj Hai« | London 
Gazette. 18 Dec. 1017]. for gallant and distin- 
guished service in the Held ; nitni. 
BRICE. ALBERT, I'livale. No. 241907. l/5th (Territorial) Jiattn. The Uulfs 
(Ka^-t Kent Kegt.), n. of Henry Solomon lirice. of Heason Hill. C'oxheath. Linton. 
Maid.stoue. co. Kent : li. Walthain East. co. Kent. 2() March. 1804 : educ. 
Pothani. CO. Kent : joined the Fast Kent Territorials in Oct. 1908 : served with 
the Indian ICxpeditionnrv Force in Mesopotamia, and wns killed in action there 
12 Feb. 1017 : mwi. 

BRICKNELL. THOMAS, Private. The Worcestershire Regt.. s\ of Samuel 
ilrieknell. Porter at New Street Station, Uirniinghain. by Iiis wife. Polly, dau. 
of John Kirk : f». 10 .Vug. 188(1; educ. Rea Street School, Birniiughani ; was 
a Fellmonger ; enlisted 12 Di-c. 1015: served with the Salonika Army from 
March, lOIfi. and was accidentally killed in Salonika 25 Oct. following. Buried 
in Gu'juiiei .Military Ci-metcry. He hi. at St. (iabriel Church, Birmingham, 25 
Die. lOdti, I.eah. daii. of Joscjili Jinks, and had four sous : .Tohn, 6. « Aug. 1009 : 
TlKunas /;. 4 S.-pt. 1011 ; Joseph, h. 20 June, 1014. and James, b. 18 Jan. 1016. 
BRIDGER. ARTHVR WILFRED (ARTIE), liombardier. ^■o. 26778, A 
llatterv. 186th Brigade, R.F.A.. eldest .v. of 
Arthur Bridgcr. of 88, Bovill Road, Forest 
Hill. London, S.K., Managing t'lerk, by liis 
wife. Emily Anne. dau. of thi- late Samuel 
Sawyer ; 6. Southwark Park Road. London, 
S.E.", 14 Uee. 1896; educ. Mantle Road 
Schools, Brocklev, S,E. ; was a Clerk; joined 
the R.F.A. in May. 1915; served with the 
l-Wpeditionary Force in France from 28 Feb. 
lOlt), and was killed in action at Pilkem Ridge, 
V|»res. 17 Aug. 1917, after 18 months' con- 
tinuous service, being shot tlirough the heart 
by the bursting of a shell. Buried in the 
(■emetery near the Yser Canal. One of liis 
olhcers wrote : " He was one of the most 
popular and etiieient non-commissioned officers 
in the battery, and his loss is much felt by 
olticers and nu-n alike." and another : " Boni- 
I'ardier I'.ridger wjis indeed a fine fellow, and 
\v;h LTiatly "respected by Ins officers for his 
-.iiTlini: qualities as a soIdicT, and by liis com- 
rades for his clieery good-fellowship." Unm. 
BRIDGER. PERCY WILLIAM, M.M.. Private, >.'o. 4017, 7th (Service) Battn. 
Tlie Royal Sussex Regt.. *■. of Edwin Charles Bridgcr. by his wife. Elizabeth 
<13. Westhourne Place, Hove) ; 6. Hove, co. Sussex, 1 April, 1891 ; educ. Board 
Seliool there ; was a Bar Manager at the Bodega. Brighton ; enlisted in the 
20th Hussars in Sept. 1914; after two months' training, volunteered for the 
Infantry, and was transferred to the Royal Sussex Regt. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from ^May. 1915. and wa.s killed 
in action at Arras 3 May, 1917. Buried at Monchy-le-Preux, south-east of 
Arras. His Commanding Officer wrote : " He was a very good fellow, and as 
a stretcher-bearer had done exceedingly good work during recent heavy fighting. 
Without the least regard for his personal safety he worked hard, attending to 
wounded and getting them down to the dressin2 station under heavy fire and 
bad weather conditions," He was mentioned in l)is|iatches (London Gazette. 
21 May, 1917], and was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished 
service in the field ; unm. 

BRIDGER. W. C., Private, Xo. 9606, 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire Regt. ; 
ser\-ed with the Expeditionary Force In France ; killed in action 15-25 Sept, 1914. 
BRIDGES, WILLIAM ROBERT, 2nd Lieut.. 4th (Extra Reserve) Battn. 
The Bedfordsliire Regt., eldest .v. of Philip Bridges, of Holm Place. Stonehouse, 
CO. Gloucester, by his wife, Mary, dau. of the Rev. Roger Williams, Rector of 
Llanedy ; b, Llanedy, co. Carmarthen, 30 July. 1894 ; educ. Shrewsbury, 
where he was two years in the Cricket XL, also in the Fives team 1912-13 ; 
enlisted in the 19th'(Service) Battn. The Royal Fusiliers in Sept, 1914 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders ; obtained a commission 
in Aug. 1916 ; was wounded at Beaumont Hamel in three places, and returned 
to England on sick leave ; rejoined his regiment on recovery, and was killed in 
action at Ga\TeiIe 23 April, 1917, Buried at Aubigny ; unm. 
BRIERLEY, W., Gunner, No. 43069, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; killed in action 30 April, 1915. 

BRIERS, A., Private, No. 8501, 1st Battn. The West Y'orkshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

BRIGGS, CLAUDE, Private, No. 2470, 26th 
(Service) Battn. The Royal Fusiliers, s. of 
John Briggs, of Deepdene, Park Drive, Harro- 
gate, by his wife. Louise Kate, dau. of the late 
Commander F, Semple, R.N, ; b. Leeds. 27 
ilarch, 1892 ; educ. Uppingham (May, 1904- 
i)ec. 1909) ; enlisted in Aug. 1914, in the 4th 
I'ublic Schools Battn., aftenvards known as 
the 21st (Service) Battn. Royal Fusiliers ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from Nov. 1915 ; transferred to 
the 26th Battn. The Royal Fusiliers in May, 
lOiG. and was killed in action at the Battle of 
Menin Road 20-23 Sept. 1917. Buried where 
he fell ; unm. 

BRIGGS, HORACE HENRY'. L.-CopL, No. 
1911, iy7th (Territorial) Battn. Lewis Machine 
Gun Coy., The Royal Warwickshire Regt., 
yst. s. of Abijah Briggs, of Hinckley Road, 
Nuneaton ; employed by the L, & N. W. 
Railway Company (Parcels Department), by 




.\rthur W. Bridger. 





his wife, .Mary, dau. of Frank Menniii. of Dls- 
sington, CO. .Northumberland; /*. .Mdwinkic, 
ro. Northants. 2H March, 1890 ; educ. Nun- 
laton National anil King Edward VI. Schools. 



Horace Henry Briggs. 

BRIGHTMORE, E. J. H., 

served with the K\|jidit ifinary 



-\uiii aton ; won a county scholarship to the 
.NMni-;iti)ii Grammar Scliool ; was employed as 
Uodking Clerk by the London and North 
W.sti rn Railway Company, from whom he 
rer.i\i-d a certificate of merit ; was in the 
Nuneaton Territorials ; transferred to the 
Koyal Warwickshire Regt. at the eominenee- 
iiient of till- war ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force iti France ai:d Flaiulers, and was 
killed in action near Pozicres 25 July. 1916. 
while taking his platoon up tlie trench, liuried 
thi-re. A eomnide wrote: "He was killed 
on Tuesday. 25 July. He was hit in the head 
b\ a bullet, and death must ha\e ln-cu instan- 
taneous. It's one thing to know he has fallen 
for his country." Cnm. 

Private, No. 9828, The West Vorkshin- Hegt. ; 
Force in France ; died 14 Nov. 1914. 



Oaude Briggs. 



BRINDLEY, ROLAND, CnrpL, No. 147525. R.E. ; b. Wolstantou. eo. Statford. 
26 Sept. 1877: edue. I'ublic Schools tliere ; enlisted in the Coldstream Giiard> 
ai July, 1895 ; served in the South African War 1899 1902 ((^lem's Medal 
with six clasps, and King's Medal with clasps) ; obtained his diseliarge :j(i July. 
1907, and became a Miner; re-enlisted in the York and Lancaster Hi-gt. in Aug. 
1914. after the outbreak of war ; transferred to the R.E. ; served with the Expe- 
ditionary Force in France and Flanders from 24 Jan. 1915. and was killed in 
action 28 April. 1916. He 7n. at Barnsley. 20 Aug. 1904, Florence {13. Bridge 
Street. Barnsley). dau. of TIkhuus Bedford, and had two children : Leonard, 
b. 19 May, 1905, and Winifred. /.. 15 A[>ril. 19l:J (<l. ;l Sept. 1914). 

BRINKWORTH, HAROLD RUPERT. CorpL, No. 24S12. 9th (Service) Battn. 
The l)c\onshire Regt., x. of the late Joseph Brinkworth. by his wife. Ellen, dau, 
of James Wood ; h. Stroud, co. Gloucester, 5 Aug. 1880 ; educ. there ; was 
employed as Sub-Postmaster at Loddeswell. and afterwards on the Sorting Staff 
of the General Post Office, Plymouth ; enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery 14 
Nov, 1899; served eight years with the Colours: re-enlisted 21 June. 1916; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 10 liec. 
following, and was killed in action at Hooge 6 Oct. 1917. Buried there. His 
Commanding Officer wrote : *' It is with the very deepi'st sorrow that I have 
to tell you of the death of your husband, who has been with me for tlie last two 
or tlu-ee months. I cannot tell you how great is my loss as the officer command- 
ing his platoon. He was always cheerful and helpful to his men, and under an>' 
circuntstances I could always rely on him for a helping hand ; never once did I 
hear him bullying the men ; he always understood them and sympathized with 
them. He was one of the best N.C.O.'s and comrades 1 have ever met. All the 
officers of the battalion had the very highest esteem for him, and. personally, 
I would have trusted him with anything. He died without sulfering the slightest 
pain quite instantaneously. We buried him by men from his own platoon near 
where he fell at Hooge, 6 Oct." He ?n.at South .Milton, co. Devon. 7 Oct. 1908, 
Harriet Ellen, dau. of James Ingram, and liad two sons : Harold James Edwin. 
b. 20 Dec. 1911, and William Ernest, b. 5 Mareli. 1913. 

BRISELDEN, THOMAS HAROLD, Private. No. 270780. Kith (Service) 
Battn. The Butfs (lOast Kent Regt.). eldest s. of Thomas Briseldcn, of 10, Mount 
Pleasant Road, Lewisham. S.E.. Borough Councillor, by his wifi'. Elizabeth 
Gcorgina. dau. of (ieorge ^nd Elizabeth) Parham. of Teynham, eo. Kent ; b. 
Lewisham, 16 March. 1896 ; educ, Plassy Road Council School, atul St. Dun- 
stan's College, Catford ; joined the West Kent Y'eomanry in Nov. 19 U ; served 
with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Gallipoli from Sept. 1915, till 
the evacuation in Jan. 1916 ; developed enteric fever while at Mudros. and was 
for a time in hospital at Alexandria, afterwards transferring to Birmingham 
Cniversity Hosjiital ; was ordered to rejoin his reginient in Egypt in Dec. 1916 : 
transferred to The Itutfs in 1917. and embarked on the Troopship Ivernia at 
ilarseilles. which ship was torpedoed 1 Jan. 1917 ; but he was picked up and 
landed at the island of Crete ; served in Egypt and Palestine, and was killed in 
action there 31 Oct. 1917; unm. 

BRISTER, SYDNEY JAMES, Corpl.. No. 666, The Queen's Own Dorset 
Yeomanry (T.F.), a. of Charles Brister. of Thornford, Sherborne, co. Dorset ; 
b. Thornford. 21 Sept. 1889 ; educ. Thornford School ; was a Village Carpenter ; 
joined tlie Dorset Yeomanry 9 March. 1913; was called uji in Aug. 1914, being 
subsequently stationed on the East Coast ; went to Egypt in April, 1915. and 
thence to Gallipoli. where he took part in the landing at Suvla Bay in Aug.. 
acting as stretclier-bearer : was sent to Malta suffering from dysentery; after 
his recovery rejoined his regiment 2 Feb. 1916, and was killed in action at Agagia, 
Egypt, on the 26th of that month. Buried in the desert. He m. at Dorchester, 
lOAug. 1014, Elsie, dau. of Walter Shiner. 

BRISTOWE, VIVIAN ERNEST JOHN, Private. No. 584, South African 
Medical Corps, yst. .v. of John Syer Bristowe, M.D., F.R.C.P., LL.D.. F.R.S.. 
by his wife. Miriam Isabella, dau, of Joseph Stearns ; b. London. 12 June. 1874 ; 
educ, Westmin>trr Seiiool ; was Secretary to his brother, the Hon. Mr, Justice 
Bristowe. in Pretoria ; enlisted 1 Dec. 1915 ; served with the South African 
Sledical Corps in East Africa, and died at Rug, on the Rutigi River, East Africa, 
of dysentery 14 April, 1917. Buried there. His Colonel wrote: "He did 
excellent work, and never fell out in the most arduous treks imaginable, . . . 
His pals miss him, and I miss a steady and trustworthy man, who was never 
known to shirk his duty." Unm. 

BRITTAIN, REGINALD GEORGE COUSINS, CorpL, No. 472562, 46th 

Infantry Battn.. 4th Division. Canadian Expeditionary Force, eldest s. of George 
Cousins Brittain, of 11, Herbert Road. Bowes Park, London, N.. Builder and 
Decorator, by his wife, Ellen Alice, dau. of William Goddard, Inn Keeper ; b. 
Wood Green," co. Middlesex. 13 Oct. 1889 ; educ. Bounds Green School. Bowes 
Park, N. ; went to Canada in April, 1913, and settled at Saskatoon as a Draper ; 
volunteered for Imperial Service, and joined the Canadian Infantry' in Oct. 1915 ; 
sailed with the 65th Battn. 29 June, 1916 ; transfrrn-.l to the 4*lth at I'.ranishott; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France nud Flanders from tin- following 
July, and was killed in action at Vimy Ridge 3 Jan. 1917. Buried -in Villers 
Station Military Cemetery, south of Bcthune. Lieut. -Col. H. J. Dawson wrote : 
" I wish to express to you ray own regret at the loss of a good soldier, and one 
who bravely died in tlie performance of liis duty," and the Chaplain : " He was 
an excellent soldier, doing liis work nobly. He had earned a great name among 
us." Unw. 

CARLYON-BRITTON, WINSTANLEY, Private. No, 242341. 2/5th (Terri- 
torial) Battn. The Leicestersliire Regt., eldest s. of Major Philip William Poole 
Carlvon-Britton. of Hanham Court, co. Gloucester, and 43. Bedford Square. 
London, W.C., West Y^orkslure Regt., J.P., D.L., F.S.A., by Ids wife, Agnes 
Cassandra, dau. of the late Charles Alfred Carylon, B.A. ; b. Wood Green, co, 
Middlesex. 25 Jxdy, 1887 ; educ. at Harrow, and was a Student at Lincoln's 
Inn; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut, 1st Volunteer Battn. Tlie Royal 



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Fusiliers (City of Loudon Rofft.) in 1907; transferred to tlie 7th IJattn. the 
same year, and in 1908 to the Special Reserve of Officers ; when the 7th Battn. 
became the 6th Battn. Royal P'usiliers. transferred to the 5th Battn. Royal 
Dublin Fusiliers, being promoted Lieut. 15 Aug. 1911 ; resigned liis commission 
16 Xov. 1912 ; on the outbreak of war again obtained a commission {23 Sept. 
1914), which he resigned in Dec. on account of ill-ht-alth : enlisted in the Leicester- 
shire Regt. 8 Xov. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France, and 
was killed in action at Polygon \Vood 25 Sept. 1917. Buried in Wieltje Farm 
Cemetery ; tinm. 

BROAD, ERNEST, Private. No. 242620. l/6th (Territorial) Battn. The South 
Statfordshire Regt.. s. of James Broad, of 150, Aberdeen Street. Winson Green. 
Birmingham : 6. Birmingham. 25 Dec. 1893 ; educ. Camden Street School there ; 
was employed by the Great Western Railway Company at their Hockley Depot : 
enlisted in Aug. 1914 ; .served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 1 March, 1915, attached to the 5th Battn. ; took part in the 
Battle of the Somme : was wounded 1 July. 1916 ; on recovery, joined the 6th 
Battn. South Statfordshire Regt.. and was killed inaction near Loos 28 Aug. 1917. 
Buried near La Bassee. He m. at St. Saviour's Church. Hockley, Birmingham, 
Emilv. dau. of Hannah Gilbert, and had two cliildren : Ernest James, b. 4 Jime, 
1917," and Lilian Alice. 6. :i July. 1915. 

BROADBENT, CECIL HOYLE, 2nd Lieut., l/4th (Territorial) Battn. The 
King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), 3rd s. of the late James Broadbent. of 
Old Colwyn, formerly Manager of the Manchester and Liverpool District Bank ; 
b. Cannock, co. Starford. 25 Oct. 1881 ; educ. Oundle School, and Trinity College, 
Cambridge (Scholar and graduated 31. A.) ; was Classical Master at Christ's 
College, Brecon, and afterwards at Bradford Grammar School, where he joined 
the O.T.C. Xov. 1914: gazetted 2nd Lieut. i;4th Yorkshire Light Infantry 
Aug. 1915, and after training at Beverley and Leeds, went to France 19 Sept. 
following : was in the trenches near Ypres for some months, and then appointed 
Oftieer Commanding of the Brigade Bombing School, near Albert, and was killed 
1 March, 191{>, by the premature explosion of a bomb, whilst acting as Instructor. 
Buried in the cemetery at Warlow-Baillon. The Commanding^ Officer of his 
Company wrote : " He was an excellent officer and very popular alike with officers 
and men : his death is a great loss to the battalion, and my company in parti- 
cular," and his Colonel : " AVe all regret the death of such an able officer and 
one of the best of comrades." i'ttm. 

BROADHURST, T., Shoeing Smith. No. 61889, R.F.A. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 17 Sei)t. 1914. 

BROADLEY, HARRY, Capt.. 8th (Service) Battn. The lloyal Inniskilling 
P'usiliers, s. of Sergt. -Major Jolm William 
Broadley, by his wife, Margaret : b. Bangalore, 
India, 10 Sept. 1882 ; educ. St. John's School, 
Leeds; enlisted in the West Yorksliire Regt. 
in 1899 ; served in the South African War 
1899-1902 (Queen's Medal with four clasps, 
and King's Medal with two clasps), and 
when the European War broke out was 
ser\ing in Malt-a with the rank of Sergt. - 
Major : was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal 
Inniskilling Fusiliers 17 Oct. 1914 ; pro- 
moted Lieut. Aug. 1915, and Capt. 10 Oct. 
1916 : served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France from Xov. 1914. and was killed in 
action 6 Aug. 1917. His Commanding Officer 
WTOte : " Capt. Broadley was one of our ver>' 
best officers, and was always absolutely fear- 
le.-*- He was very popular with everybody, 
and i)articularlv with lits men." He m. at 
St. Tliomas' Church. Belfast. 3 June, 1905. 
Agnes (73. Abingdon Street, Belfast), dau. of 
Robert Campbell ; s.p. 

BROCK, ERIC GEORGE, M.C.. Lieut.. 1,7th (Territorial) Battn. The King's 

(Liverpool Regt.). s. of the Rev. George Albert Brock, B.A.. Minister of Waterloo 
Congregational Church. Liverpool, by lus wife, Minnie Constance, dau. of G. I. W. 
Winzar, Sword Bearer to the Corporation of London : h. Liverpool. 19 March, 
1893 ; educ. Mercliant Taylors' School, Crosby (Scholar), and St. John's College, 
Cambridge (Scholar), where he took a First in Part L of the Mathematical Tripos 
and a Second in Part IL, intending to compete for the Civil Ser\ice ; but on 
the outbreak of the European War applied for a commission : was gazetted 
2nd Lieut. Liverpool Regt. Oct. 1914, being lat^-r promoted Lieut, and Acting 
Capt. : served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1914, 
and was killed in action in Flanders 31 July, 1917. He was awarded the Military 
Cross [London Gazette, 20 Xov. 1915], for gallant and distinguished service in 
the field during the fighting on the Somme, -when, at the attack on Guillemont, 
A Coy. of the 7th Liverpool Regt. had advanced too far. and had got into an 
isolated trench ; he went in search of tliem under fire, found them disorganized, 
rallied them, and held the trench four days till it was joined up on both flanks. 
Mr. H. Cradock Watson, Head Master of Merchant Taylors' School, wTOte : 
" When he left he went up to Cambridge with a Mathematical Sholarship to St. 
John's College, a Lancashire County Scholarship, the ' Great Crosby ' Scholarship, 
and the Exhibition awarded by tlie Oxford Local Examinations' Delegates to 
the boy who took first place in England in the Senior Examination. This year 
will long be remembered in the seliool as • Brock's year.' ilathematics were, 
of course, liis forte, but li'- w;i>i no mean 'Scholar beside. He acliie\eil distinction 
in most school subjit t<. antl almost sw<-]it the board of Foundation \)vm-< in his 
last year. He played a prominent part in school life by his activity in the School 
Debating and Musical Societies." Cnm. 

BROCKLEBANK, RALPH ROYDS, 2nd Lieut., 1st Battn. (23rd Foot) The 
Royal Welch Fusiliers, eldest s. of Major Rali>h 
Eric Royds Brocklebank. of Poulton Royd, 
Bebington, co. Chester, J, P., 6th King's Liver- 
^^^^^^^^ , j)Ool Rifles, by his wife. Constance Alington, 

^^^■^1^^^^ dau. of the Rev. Xathaniel Royds ; b. Bebing- 

^^^^^^B^^^^k ton. 21 June, 1807 ; educ. Cordwalles, Maiden- 

^^^^^^bET^^V head, and Eton, where he was a member of the 

^^■1^^^^ O.T.C, and at the Royal Military College, 

^ ^^\ Sandhurst ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 22 Dec. 

1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from Jan. 1917, having 
been kept back by a bombing arcident in June, 
1916; was wounded at Bullecourt. 14 May 
following : had lus leg amputated on the loth, 
and died the following day at Achiet-le-Grand. 
Buried there. His Brigadier General wrote : 
" He did most splendid and gallant work in 
tlie very severe fighting around Hullecourt. 
and was' wounded fighting almost hand to hand 
in the village," and another officer : " Your 
son was one of the bravest I have ever met — 
one of the best — liis loss hit me very much 




Harr^' Broadlev. 



Ralph Royds Brocklebank. 



indeed ; it did the whole battalion, both officers and men." The Padre abo 
WTOte ; " AH the officers told me how absolutely brave he was and beloved 
of all." He was a keen sportsman ; while at Eton, was captain of the Boats, 
and won the School swimming ; also played Rugby for his school ; unm. 

BROCKLEBANK, WILLIAM, Private, Xo. 205003, 2/4th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Lincolasliire Regt., s. of Henry Brocklebank. of Accy Farm. West End. 
Preston, Ea.st Yorkshire, Farmer ; b. Preston, 28 Aug. 1897 ; educ. there ; en- 
listed in the West Yorkshires 26 Jan. 1917 : trained at Clif«tone Camp ; ser\-ed 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 28 July : transferred 
to the Lincolnshire Regt. ; was wounded 27 Sept. 1917, while holdiug pill-boxes 
which we had captured at Ypres, and died the following day at Xo. 4 Casualty 
Clearing Station. Buried there. A comrade wrote : "It must be a great con- 
solation to you that he lived such a good life, and being in the Army had not 
spoiled his life." and another ; " I found Willie one of the straightest and be-t 
boys I had ever met, and was shocked to hear of his death. He had not been 
in my hut long before 1 found he lived as straight a life as anyone could wish 
to see." Unm. 

BROCKWAY, T. H- G., Private, Xo. 6484, The Wiltshire Regiment ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

BRODIE, MARK MOYLE, 2nd Lieut., 10th (Ser\ice), attd. 1st, Battn. The 
Seaforth Higlilanders (Ross-shire Butfs. The Duke of Albany's), only «. of 
Frederick William Brodie, of 21, Xortii End Road, Hampstead. X.W.. Sub- 
Editor, " Daily Telegraph," London, by his wife, Edith Louisa, dau. of Francis 
John Charles May, of Brighton, Borough Engineer and Surveyor ; and gdson. of 
the late William Brodie, of Exeter, Xewspaper Proprietor ; b. Tufnell Park, 
Holloway. X., 1 July. 1894 ; educ. Heath Momit. Hampstead. X. ; City of 
London School, and Queens' College, Cambridge ; was a Theological Student, 
and was reading for ordination in the Church of England ; joined the London 
Scottish 7 April, 1913. and was mobilized with the battalion 4 Aug. 1914 : went 
to France as a Private in the 1st Battn. London Scottish 15 Sept. following, 
being given a commi.'^sion as 2nd Lieut. 10th Seaforth Highlanders 1 June, 1915 : 
proceeded to Mesopotamia from France 23 Xov. att:*ched to the 1st Battn.. and 
was killed in action at Sheikh Saad 7 Jan. 1916. Buried at night on the battle- 
field under very heavy fire in a grave now unknown. Col. Thomson, Commanding 
1st Seaforths, wrote ; " Your son was killed on 7 Jan., and I wTite a very hurried 
line to express deepest sympathy on behalf of my brother officers and myself. 
We were attacking a very strong Turkish position, and your son was killed 
instantly, leading on liis men most gallantly. He had been with us a very short 
time, but it was long enough in wluch to see his stt^rling qualities, and we join with 
you in mourning the loss of a ver>- fine young officer, wlio was much liked by all. 
both officers and men. who came in contact with him." and the Rev. J. H. H. 
McXeill. Chaplain : " Your son was killed in the attack our people made on the 
Turkish position on 7 Jan. It was a very gallant fight, and very splendidly did 
our officers and men go forward. It will be a comfort to you to think that he 
was spared any suffering at the end, and our people were able to show the last 
sad offices of respect to the killed by burying them on the battlefield where they 
had fought so well. 1 saw your son often — came with the regiment from France. 
His was a fine young life, full of health, and promise, and kindliness ; and on 
the field of battle he has proved himself a true soldier and a brave officer." Unm . 

BRODIE, STANLEY GORDON, Private. Xo. 710:3. 4th Battn. The Royal 
Fusiliers (City of London Regt,). yr. *•. of James Brodie. of 190. Sangley Road, 
Catford, co. Kent, by his wife. Elizabeth Ann : b, Bromley, co. Kent, 26 April, 
1896 ; educ. Sandhurst Road L.C.C. School ; enlisted voluntarily 21 Oct. 1914 ; 
went to France in July, 1915 ; received a gunshot wound at St. Eloi 27 5Iarch, 
1916; returned to his battalion the following May, and was killed in action 20 
July. 1910 ; ut>nt. 

BRODRICK. ERIC WILLIAM. Lieut., 5th (Territorial) Battn. Alexandra. 
Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regt.), yst. s. of the late Rev. Francis 
Edward Brodrick. Rector of Famley. near Leeds, by his wife. Jane (101. Momit 
Road, Birkenhead), dan. of William Wood, of Southam. co. Warwick : 6. Faruley. 
near Leeds, co. York. 24 April, 1881 ; educ. St. George's School. Roundhay. 
Leeds, and Bradford Grammar School ; went to the Pliilippine Islands in 1902, 
where he was employed as a Province Agent with Messrs. Smith. Bell it Co., 
Ltd. : was home on leave when war broke out in Aug. 1914 ; volunteered for 
service, and joined the Public Schools Battn. of the Royal Fusiliers : transferred 
to the Inns of Court O.T.C. in Sept. : obtained a 2nd Lieutenancy in the York- 
shire Regt- 8 March. 1915, being promoted Lieut, the following Xov. ; ser%-ed 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from March. 1916, and 
died a prisoner of war 23 July following, from wounds received in action while 
on night patrol near Kemmel. Buried at Werwick. His Colonel wrote : " The 
whole battalion, offiers and men, sorrow with you. We all loved your son, and 
his men would have done anytltiag for him." He m. at East Keswick, near Leeds, 
17 April, 1915. Margaret Lucy, dau. of George Henry Moon, and had a dau.. 
Erica Hilda, b. (posthumons) 4 Sept. 1916. 

BROMAGE, H., L.-Corpl.. Xo. 9084. 2nd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt.; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 21 Sept. 1914. 
BROMWICH. H.ARRY FREE>L\N, Private, Xo. 21085. 1 1th (Service) Battn. 
Tlie Koval Warwickshire Regt., s. of Edward Freeman Bromnich. by his wife, 
Hannah : b. Harborne. co. Warwick. 9 May, 1877 ; educ. there ; was emploved 
bv the Lighting Department. King's Heath. Birmingham ; enlisted 15 .\ug. 
1916 : served with the Expeditionary Force in France, and was killed in action 
at Monchv-le-Preux 29 April. 1917. He m. at Harborne. 25 Sept. 1897. Agues 
Sophia (86. Milner Road. Birmingham), dau. of Jane Harrisou. and had thr^e 
children : Alfred Freeman, b. 2 Feb. 1899 ; Edward F:. b. 4 Julv. 1909, and 
Evelvn D., 6. 10 Xov. 1904. 

BROOK, ARTHUR. l*rivate. Xo. 205092. 
1,5th (Territorial) Battn. The Prince of Wales's 
Own (West York-shire Regt.). 2nd *-. of the 
late Walter Brook, by his wife. Elizabeth Ann 
(6. I*ros[Hct Street. Cudworth): b. Cudworth. 
CO. York, 26 Feb. 1897 ; educ. Council School 
there ; was a Miner ; joined the West York- 
shire Regt. 30 March. 1917; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from 9 July, and was killed in action at 
Passchendaele Ridge 9 Oct. following; unm, 
BROOK, JOHN HAROLD, Sapper, Xo 
401 lilt. 526th Durham Field Coy.. R.E.. «. of 
Jolm Itrook. of Carlo«Tie. 115. Duke Street, 
Southport, CO. Lancaster, Councillor, Professor 
of Music, by his wife. Sarah, dau. of Benjamin 
Kaye : b. lUlaud. co. York. 14 July, 1895 ; 
educ. Christ Church Higher Grade' SehooL 
Southport ; was subsequently engaged with 
Messrs. Jtushworth and Dreaper, Organ 
Arthur Brook. Builders. Liverpool; enlisted 10 Dec. 1915; 

trained at Newcastle ; served with the Ex]>edi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders fron» 12 Oct. 1916 ; was wounded 
at Langemarck 1 Oct. 1917, and died the following day at Xo. 




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til Casualty' Clearing Station, liiiricd in 
Dozinphem Comotfry, DOrtli-west of Popcrinslu'. 
His Coinniandiiig Officer wrot« : " No words of 
mine can adequately express tlic painful sur- 
]>risc yours of the 10th inst. has yivcn me. 
When opportunity permitted, it was my inten- 
tion to write an appreciation of your previous 
Ji-tttT and inform you of subsequent informa- 
tion I had received, to the elTcct tliat Harold's 
wounds were not dangerous, and his ))rogress 
should be rapid; you can imaKinc thr-retorc the 
shock I received to know of his death. . . . 
The event happened on tin; nig!it of tiie 1st 
,— ..j_-^^^_ ^ inst.. an enemy shell bursting near Harold 

^."^dK^^^^^^L and one of his comrades. Mr. Foster, a brother 

Y ^^jK^^S^^^K ^ ollieer, .was cjuitc near, and no time was lost 

Y^'S^^J^^^P" 4 " in getting botli boys to the dressing station, 

^•« -^^^^L. ^B 4^ wliinh. fortunately, was within very easy 

_ _ distance, our bearers and the oliicer Dieritioned 

having rendered flrst-aid on the spot. Im- 
niediate|\- 1 received word of the hai)pening. I went to the dressing station, 
and found Harold in good liands and having everv att^-ntion. His poor 
comrade had just passed away. Your boy's fortitude wna admirable. He did 
not see me enter, but reeomiized my voice immediately, and hastened to tell 
me he was feeling quite comfortable, and, with the exception of a dull pain in 
the leg. was not sutfering at all. The doctor at once assured mc that the case 
was not serious, the worst being a fracture of the right leg ; the right arm had 
several small th-sh wounds, and there was a slight cut on the forehead. Through- 
out the dre^ssing he never once complained : he continuallv conversed with 
me. and inquired if his wounds would take him to England. His anxietv regard- 
ing lus comrade was also pronounced, and when told that .Sapper AVood was 
sleeping, he was satisfied. I suggested sending you a line, nuicli to his pleasure. 
I also took his wTist-watch to prevent it being broken ; this vou have probably 
received by now. Before being taken to the amitulance lie 'shook hands, and 
promised to write me, and, really, his cheeriness inipr-'-sed me, considering the 
ordeal through which he had passed. It is doubtlo'^-; snp.rlhious for me to 
mention how much I regret to know the worst has happened. He Wiis indeed 
a good, dean-living boy. and a sohiier who never sliirked dutv. In vour terrible 
trial you may find solace in the knowledge that your son g'ave his life for the 
great fight for freedom and justice. This I do know : liad Harold been aware 
that God's call was near at hand, nothing would have satisfied him more than to 
answer the call in the way he has^ fulfilling iiis duty." His previous employers 
wrote : " He was greatly respected by all members of the firm, and will be sadly 
missed." A fellow-worker wrote : *' He was liked by everyone of us, being 
always willing and ready to do anything and a good turn for evervbody." He 
was a prominent member of the St. Philip's Church Choir, Southport ; uiim. 



BROOK, LOWIEJELLIS^ 




Lowie Ellis Brook. 





Harold John Brookfleld. 



nd A.M., No. ,C (Wireless) Squadron, The Royal 
Flying Corps, elder ■•!. of Ernest Brook, of Batley 
Carr, Batley, co. York, by Ids wife, Annie, 
dau. of Charles Ellis ; b. Batley, co. \''ork, 8 
May, 1892 ; educ. AVheelwTight Grammar 
School, Dewsbury ; was a .Tournatist on the 
statT of the "Dewsbury District News," and 
afterwards on the "Craven Herald" at Skip- 
ton ; joined the Wireless Squadron Koyal 
Flying Corps, 9 Aug. 1916 ; trained at Fafn- 
boro\igh, where he passed head of Ids school ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders, and was killed in action :J Avig. 
1917, in the neighbourhood of Ypres. Buried 
at Voormezeele [Enclosure No. 1], south of 
Y'pres. Capt. G. Leslie, R.G.A., wrote : " He 
was an excellent soldier, always carrying on 
with keenness and cheerfulness." He had made 
many friends in the battery, and was highly 
istienied by oflScers and men." and his Wireless 
Oflicer. 2nd Lieut. C. Sinclair Hickie : "He 
was only with me a short time, but quite long 
enough for mc to know what a splendid fellow 
he was. He was extremely popular and well 
liked in his battery ; as a worker he was most 
painstaking and conscientious, and. had he been 
spared, 1 am quite confident that he would have 
made great headway in the Army. We are more 
than proud of him in the R.F.C.. and his loss is 
keenly felt." He m. at St. Mark's Church, 
Dewsbury, 29 Sept. 1915, Frances Mary, only 
dau. of the late Samuel Chadwick Hepwortli, 
of Oakridgp, West Park Street, Dewsbury ; s.p. 
BROOKES, C. G., Private, No. 2104, The 
King's Royal Rifle Corps ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 
28 Sept. 1914. 

BROOKES, HERBERT ERNEST VICTOR, 
Rifleman, No. 390970, 9th Battn. (Queen 
Victoria's Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.), 
only fi. of Frederick James Brookes, of 9, Bar- 
gery Road, Catford, S.E.. by his wife, Mary, 
d.au. of the late W. T. Revitt, of St. John's 
Wood, N.W. ; b. Catford, London, S.E., :iO 
June, 1887 ; educ. St. Dunstan's College there ; 
was engaged on the Clerical Staff of a firm of 
Ship Brokers; enlisted 11 Nov. 1914; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from Aug. 1915 ; contracted pneu- 
monia brought on by exposure after the battle 
at Cambrai. and died at No. G Genera] Hospital, 
Rouen, 10 Dee. 1917. Buried in the St. Sever 
Cemetery, Rouen. His Conipany Commanding 
Otticer wrote ; " Rifleman Brookes was one of 
the most popular fell ws in the company, and 
when he became part of Company Headquarters 
Staff he was most thorough in the duties he 
was asked to perform out here," and another : 
" I miss him very much, as !ie was a really good 
soldier and was very popular with all." Unm. 

BROOKFIELD, HAROLD JOHN, Sergt., 
No. 443:39, R.G.A., yst. s. of the late George 
Brookfield, bv his wife. Jane Elizabeth (27, 
Ryfold Road, Wimbledon Park. S.W.), dau. 
of William Wood, of Chichester; b. Wis- 



borough Green, co. Su.ssex, 17 Dec. 1887: educ. Wisborough School; was an 
Electrical Engineer; enlisted 15 Oct. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in Franci- from 17 Jan. 1917, and was killed in action to the south- 
west of Ypres 2 Sept. lollowing, by a bomli dropped from a hostile aeroplane. 
Buried in Vierstraat Cemeti-ry, south-west of Ypres ; unm. 

BROOKING, ARTHUR RICHARD, Private, No. 17551, 8th (Ser\icc) Battn. 
The Devonshire Regt., yst. s. of the late William Henry Brooking, bv his 
wife. S. J. (Vine Terrace, Loddiswell). dau. of Thomas Ballefshill ; ft. J,oddiswelI. 
South Devon, 7 Sept. 1898; educ. Church Elementary School there ; joined the 
local rifle club until he attained the military age ; enlisted in .\pril. 1915 : served 
with the Expeditionary Force in rr.ince and Flanders, and was killed in action 
7 Oct. 1917. His Commanding oilierr wrote: " Your son was an invaluable 
man. and in several ways irrei)laccable. He has for some numths been my 
Lewis <;un stnreman, and one of my best instructors," and a comrade: "We 
buried him outside the battle iieadquarters of the battalion in which he had 
served so long and so nobly— just about wliere he fell. It is hard to realize 
he is gone." Another also wrote : " As his pal, I can assure you he died whilst 
doing his duty." Umn. 

BROOKS, CECIL EDMUND. Corpl., No. 6270, 8th (Service) Battn. The 
Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt.), ti. of Herbert Brooks, of 49, Hunter 
Road. Willesborougli. .\shford, co. Kent, by his wife, Lillie, dau. of William 
Maylam ; 6. Court-at-Street, Lympnt% co. Kent.; educ. Aldington S(!hooi, and 
Clark's College, London ; was an Assistant to .Mr. Harrington, (Jrocer, Tunbridgc 
Wells ; enlisted 26 April, 191.'i ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 11 Oct. following, and was killed at Ypres on 27 May. 1917. 
Buried in the Military Cemetery, VlamertJnghe. His ollieer. in writing to liis 
mother, said : " The loss of your son will be deeply felt by all who knirw him. 
Calm and cheerful under most trying circumstances, he discharged all his duties 
with marked ability, and inspired the confidence of all who kn(*w him. Full 
well I know how inadequate our sympathy may seem in your great loss ; yet 
I feel sure you will derive some benefit that your son died as only an English 
gentleman can do — doing his duty," Unm. 

BROOKS, CHARLES EDWARD, L.-Corpl.. 7th (Service) Battn. The South 
Staffordshire Regt.. eldest v. of Albert Edward Brooks, of Sunnydali- Villa, 
Fairwater Cirove. Cardilf, late Corpl. in the Welsh Regt., bv his wife, .\delaide 
Mary, dau. of ivlwiird (;ind Mary) Ball ; ft. Mainieshury, co. W^iits, 29 June, 1806 ; 
educ. Holton Rn;ni Cnimeil School, Barr> . and oti leaving scliool was employed 
by the Barry Railway Cuiapany as a Booking Clerk at the Barry Island Station ; 
enlisted 22 June. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in l^Yance and 
Flanders, and died in No. 4. Casualty Clearing Station in Oct. 1917, from wounds 
received in action on the 4th, Buried in a cx'metery near the station. Capt. 
.T. D. Lindner ^v^ote : " As 1 daresay you know, [iractieally ever since lie came 
to this battalion your son has been my company clerk, so tliat 1 came personally 
into contact with him a good deal, and I can assvire \-ou, from a jtersonal point 
of view, i feel his loss very keenly. He was very 'inick at pieking up his work, 
and whether back in rest or up in the line he always di<l lii> jnl. well, and I had 
absolute trust in him. On the day he was wounded he had insisted on going up 
with the front line of the attack, though his duties as clerk would in the ordinary 
way have kept him somewhat in rear." Unm. 

BROOKS, G., Sergt.. No. 4663, 1st Battn. The Somerset Light Infantry ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 26 Aug. 19li. 

BROOKS. G. L., Bombardier, No. 65941, R.F.A. ; served with the E.vpedi- 
tionary Force in France ; died of wounds 15 Sept. 1914. 

BROOKS, GEORGE, Driver, No. 68416, E Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. 
s. of Thomas Brooks, of Smugley Farm. Ooudhurst, Carter, by his wife, Annie, 
dau. of Samuel West : b. Linton, Maidstone, 22 Nov. 1893 : educ. Goudliurst, 
CO. Kent : enlisted in 1912 ; sirved with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from Aug. 1914, where lie helped to take the first gun in the action at 
the Battle of Mons, and was killed in action 11 Sept. 1917 ; unm. 



served with the Expeditionary 



BROOKS, M., Private, No. 4806, 20th Hussars ; 
Force in France ; killed in action 28 Aug. 1914. 

BROOKS. W. D., Private, No. 7252, 2nd Battn. The Royal Innlskilling Fusiliers ; 

served witli the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 5 Sept. 1914. 

BROOM, CECIL ROY HAMILTON, PrivaU', No. 27412, 13th (Service) 
Battn. (West Ham) The Essex Regt., 6th s. of Edward Broom, of 47, Blythswood 
Road, Goodmayes, Ilford. co. Essex. Army and Navy Coach, by his wife. Matilda 
Harriet, dau. of Major James Gard ; ft. Combc-in-Teignhead, Teignnioutli, co. 
Devon, 4 March. 1887 ; educ. Council School there ; was a Warehouseman ; 
volunteered and enlisted in the Essex Regt. Sept. 1915 ; went to France 20 Jan., 
and was killed in action 19 Feb. 1916 ; itnm. 

BROOMAN, ARTHUR FRANK, Private, No. 968. 6th (Service) Battn. The 
Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt.), s. of the late Stephen Thomas Brooman, 
by his wife, Rose, dau. of ( — ) Gammon ; ft. 15 Oct. 1886 ; enlisted 1 Sept. 1914 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed 
in action 22 Jtily. 1916. He m. at Stepney, 24 July, 1912, Ada Elizabeth, dau. 
of William Jay ; s.p. 

BROOMAN, HORACE. Private, No. 7418, 8th (Service) Battn. The Queen's 
Own (Royal West Kent Regt.), s. of Spencer Brooman, of Daniel Place, Military 
Road, Rye, co. Sussex, by his wife, Angelina, dau. of ( — ) Foster, of Rye ; ft. 
East Guildford, 15 April, 1S86 ; educ. Rye aforesaid ; was a Chemist's Assistant 
at Rye; served as Corpl. with the 5th (Territorial) Battn. The Royal Sussex 
Regt. for 12 years, and with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
frrm Feb. 1915 ; was wounded at Richebourg the following May, and invalided 
home ; returned to France 1 Aug. 1916, and was killed in action 26 July, 1917 ; 
I'.iim. 

BROOME, WILLIAM. Private, No. 33416, 
3rd (Reserve) Battn. The Cheshire Regt., 2nd 
s. of the late James Broome, by his wife, 
Elizabeth (9, Oak Street. Ellesmcre Port, co. 
Salop), dau. of Ambrose Burfitt ; ft. Thornton, 
CO. Lancaster, 11 May, 1894; educ. Ellesmcre 
Port and Manchester ; was employed in Mr. 
Shelton's Brickworks at Ellesmcre Port; 
enlisted 31 Jan. 1916 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 
July, "and died at No. 44 Casualty Clearing 
Station 5 Sept. following, from wounds received 
in action at Beauguesne on the 2nd. Buried 
in the British Cemetery at the back of the 
station ; unm. 

BROPHY. G.. Private, No. 9339, 1st Battn. 
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France; died of 
wounds 17 Sept. 1914. 

BROTHERS, C, Private, No. 7055, 1st Battn. 
The Gloucestershire Regt. ; served with the 
; killed in action 16 Sept. 1914. 




William Broome. 

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BROWN, A., Private. No. 809fi. l.st Battn. Tho Northamptonshire Kest. : 
served with tlie Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 17 Sept. 1914. 

BROWN, ANTHONY WILLIAM SCUDAMORE, Lieut., 6th (Reserve), 
attd. 3rd, Battn. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince 
Consort's Own), eldest s. of William Charles 
(and Catherine Cecilia Ellen) E^o\^^l, of Pen- 
rhirclie, Bromley, co. Kent ; b. Bromley, 24 
Nov. 1880; educ. Uppinj»ham (Scholar)." and 
Uonville and Cains College. Cambridge (Seliolar), 
where he took a First Class in the Classical 
Tripos of 1903 ; was appointed Assistant 
Master at Trinity College, Glenalmond, the 
inl lowing autumn, and while there held a 
rniiiiiijssion in the School Cadet Corps : re- 
turned to Uppingham as Assistant Master in 
1908, serving as Lieut., and lat^r as Capt.. in 
the 4th Leicestershire Regt. (Territorial), and 
at the end of 1910 was appointed Rector of 
Michaelhouse, Natal, taking up his duties 
there in Feb. 1911. In July, 1915. he obtained 
leave from the governors of the school to return 
to England in order to join the Army ; was 
gazitted Lieut. Rifle Brigade Special Reserve 
Anthony W. S. Brown. 29 ^ept. following; served with the Expedi- 

tionary Force in France from 13 April, 1916. 
and was killed in action at Guillemont. during the Battle of the Somme. 18 Aug. 
loUowing. Buried at Guillemont. His Company Officer wrote : *' He has bee^n 
so keen all the time he has been with us, and anxious to have everything in 
order, and now he has died doing his duty, as usual." Unm. 

BROWN, ARTHLTl GWILLIAM. Private. No. 10570. Honourable Artillery 
Coy., *■. of the late ( — ) Brown, hv his wife. Florence Laveraek ; and gdson. 
of Dr. Brown, of ilortlake. S.W. : b, Dukinfield. co. Chester. 22 Nov. 1880 ; 
educ. Urmston ; was sole proprietor of a Ladies' Underskirt business at 27, 
Cannon Street. Manchester: joined the H.A.C. 4 March, 1917 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France from 29 May following, and was killed in action 
at Rentel. Passchendaele, 9 Oct. 1917. whilst dressing the wounds of a comrade. 
He m. at Catliedral. Manchester, 4 Feb. 1909. Jessie, dau. of William Henry Holt, 
of Ashton-under-Lyne. and had four cliildren : David, b. 25 April. 1915 ; 
(Jwilliam, b. 2 Dec. 1917 ; Joan, b. 12 Nov. 1909, and Nancy, 6. 21 Jan. 1913. 

BROWN. C. Private. No. 6518, 2nd Battn. The King's Own (Yorksliire Light 
Infantrv) : served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 

It; Sept. 1914. 

BROWN, CECIL ARTHUR. Lieut., 6th (Territorial) Battn. The Sherwood 
Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 
Regt.). 2nd s. of Major Abraham Brown, of 
Buxton, Solicitor, by his wife. Lucie, dau. of 
William Lowe. co. Sligo ; and brother to 2nd 
Lieut. W. L. Brown {g.t'.) : b. Buxton. 29 Oct. 
1893 ; educ. Holmleigh there, and Shrewsbury 
School ; was a i>upil at Messrs. ^'icke^s. Ltd., 
Sheflield ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 
Sherwood Foresters Sept. 1914. and was pro- 
moted Lieut. May. 1915 : served witli the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from the following June, and was killed in 
action during the attack of Leiis 23 April, 1917, 
while leading his platoon. Buried wliere he 
fell [Fosse No. 3, Lens). His Commanding 
Officer wrote : " C Company made an attack, 
and Cecil and his platoon were hung up by a 
wall with a wire entanglement behind it. Cecil, 
with the utmost jiluck and gallantry, began 
to climb the wall, but was hit and came down 
Cecil Arthur Brown. on the far side. A few of his men got over, 

but the rest had to withdraw. Everyone is 

divoted to Cecil ; he's one of the best fellows I've ever met in my life, and the 

imn will do anything for him." He was recommended for the Military Cross, 

inr gallant and distinguished service in the field; iinm. 

BROWN, CHARLES SHUTWELL, Leading Deck Hand. No. 12321, H.M.T. 
Tenby Castle, s. of ( — ) Brown, bv his wife, ilary Jane (83. Greek Street, Hull, 
CO. York) : b. Hull, co. York, 1 July. 1891 ; educ. Wheeler Street School there ; 
joined the Navv 1 Sept. 1916, and was killed by an explosion on his sliip 7 Feb. 
1918; iinm. 

BROWN, CHARLES TOLME, 2nd. Lieut. 5th (Renfrewshire), attd. 8th (The 
Argyllshire), Battn. Princess Louise's (Argvll and Sutherland Hiizlilandirs) 
(T.K.). yr. s. of Charles Tolme Brown, of 23. Aimfield Road. I'arti. kliill. iHasirow. 
lirazilian Merchant, by Ids wife. Emma Haydon, dau. of I'n-.irriek Knt't-rt 
Boston, of Woodford, co. Essex ; and gdson. of the late Provost Gtoriii- liruwii. 
of Irvine, co. Ayr: b. Kelvinside. Glasgow. 25 Feb. 1898; educ. Hillb.a.l Hi^h 
School. Glasgow, where he was a member of the Cadet Corps ; subsciiurntly 
i-ntered the employ of Messrs. Arthur ifc Co.. Ltd.. Warehousemen, Glasgow 
and London ; joined the 5th Scottish Rifles in March, 1914 ; was niobilized on 
the outbreak of war in the following Aug. ; obtained a commission in the 5th 
.\rgyll and Sutherland Highlanders 20 Nov. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from Oct. 1916. being attached to the 8th Battn.. 
and was killed in action 17 March, 1917, wliile leading his men in an attack 
against the enemy. Buried between Rochlincourt and Thelus. Lieut. -Col. 
K. Campbell wrote ; " He was leading his men in a gallant and splendid way. 
He was a most promising officer." and a brother officer : " On that morning our 
battalion made a successful^ raid on the enemy's trenches, and Charlie was seen 
to drop at the enemy's wire. Some of his men tried to make for him. but were 
|■n•^t■nted. as they were being severely engaged by the enemy. At this point 
the figliting was of a very severe nature, as we found the wire imcut, but later 
we got ttu*ough and annihilated the enemy. Your son set his men a fine example, 
and led tliem gallantly up to the enemy's first line. It was here lie fell while 
standing on the parapet with his revolver on the enem>'. and cheering his men. 
He was a brave young officer, a gallant leader and beloved by his men. . . . 
Charlit' was a good soldier, a real friend with all. He i)ossessed many qualities 
and was a great asset to the mess." Cum. 

BROWN. DAVID SANGSTER, Corp!., No. 77802. 7tli Infantry Battn. 
Canadian Expeditionary Force, yst. ^«. of Hugh Brown, of 73, Waverley Gardens, 
Crossmyloof. Glasgow, Cook and Baker, by his wife. Christina, dau. of the late 
James Flockhart, of Prestwich ; b. Glasgow, 13 March. 1894 ; educ. Crookston 
Street Public School there ; went to Canada in May. 1012, and served on board 
the Canadian Pacific Railway Steamers on the British Columbian Coast ; volim- 
teered for Imperial Service, and joined the Canadian Infantry 14 Aug. 1914, after 
the outbreak of war ; caroe over with the draft to reinforce the First Contingent 
in March, 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flandera 




from 9 Oct. following, and was killed in action at Vimv Ridge 9 .\pril, 1917. 
Buried one and a quarter miles south-east of Neuville 'St. Vaast, three miles 
north of Arras. His platoon officer wTOte : " Corpl. Brown was one of our most 
valuable men. not only for the good work he did. but also for his kind and cheery 
ways. He will be missed by all his old comrades, and I. as his platoon officer. 
feel as if I had lost my best friend. So I consider it is my duty to tell you how 
much your son was appreciated by us all." Unm. 

BROWN, E.. Driver, No. 68866, R.H.A. ; served with the Expeditionarv Force 
in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

BROWN, ERIC FRANCIS. Capt.. 5th (Service) Battn. The Duke of Edin- 
burgh's (Wiltshire Regt.), 3rd *. of James Wyld Brown, of Eastrop Grange, 
Highworth. co. Wilts, by his wife. Primrose, dau. of Capt. Kennedv, of Finnarts- 
Glenapp, co. Ayr; b. London, 30 Jan. 1890; educ. Harrow, and Brasenose 
College, Oxford ; enlisted in the Public Schools Battn. City of London Regt. 
15 Aug. 1914 ; obtained a commission 8 Oct. following ; was promoted Capt. 
Jan. 1915 ; served with the Jlediterranean Expeditionarv Force at Gallipoli. 
and was wounded in Aug. 1915, and sent to hospital in Alexandria ; rejoined his 
regiment on recovery ; took part in the evacuations at Suvia and Cape Helles ; 
proceeded to Mesopotamia with the first relief expedition to Kut : took part in 
the second expedition, and was present at the fall of Kut and Bagdad, and 
died 1 April. 1917. of wounds received while leading his company in ao attack 
on the Turkish position near ladida. Buried at ladida ; unm. 

BROWN. FRANK WILLIAM RADFORD, B.Sc, L.-Corpl.. Special Brigade 
Royal Engineers, i-ld. -St .s. of George A. Brown, Schoolmaster, bv liis wife. Sarah, 
dau. of Sanmel stal< y ; b. II .\ug. 1876 : educ. St. John's College, Green Lanes, 
London. N. ; suhM-.pi.-ntIy took the B.Sc. degree of the London University, 
and became a s.-i<ne.- 'leacher, employed at St. Dunstan's College. Catford, S.E. ; 
joined the Beekenham \olunteers on the outbreak of war; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 6 Sept. 1916, in the Special 
Brigade. Chemical Section of the Royal Engineers, and was killed in action near 
Arras G May. 1917. Buried there; He m.6 April, 1907, Minnie Ethel, dau. of 
George Lewin. and had three sons : Jack, b. Dec. 1909 ; Ronald, b. Sept 1911 
and Douglas, b. April, 1915. 

BROWN, FREDERIC HUBERT, Sergt.. 14th (Service) Battn. (1st Birming- 
ham) The Royal Warwickshire Regt.. 4th s. of Ebenezer George Brown, of Rose 
Lodge, Stechford. Birmingham, Builder and Contractor, bv Ids late wife, Mary 
Sophia, dau. of the late John Waterson. Surgeon ; b. Stechford, 5 Dec. 1890*; 
educ. Waverley Road Secondary School. Birmingham ; was a Bank Clerk ; 
eidisted in Aug. 1914 : went to France 21 Nov. 1915, and was killed in action at 
Delville Wood 30 July, 1916. Buried there. His Captain wTote : " It is with 
deepest regret that I write to tell you of the death of vour son, Sergt. Brown. 
Y'our son was one of my most tru.sted N.C.O.'s, and I purposely left liim behind 
before our first attack, as I knew what a valuable organizer he would be after- 
wards. But he accompanied me to the line seven days later, and then met his 
death 30 July." Unm. 

BROWN. FREDERICK ARTHUR, Private, No. 11822, 7th (Service) Battn. 
The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt.), s. of Frederick Arthur Brown, of 
6, Wellington Road, Pakefleld, Lowestoft, Fisherman, by his wife. Florence 
Ellen, dau. of William Canham ; b. Chelsfield, co. Kent, 14' :March, 1894 ; educ. 
Farnborough. and Morton Road School, Lowestoft : enlisted 20 Jan. 1916 ; 
served with the l':xpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following 
May, and died of wounds 3 Aug. 1917. He m. at Lowestoft, Hilda, dau. of J, 
Boyce, of Lowestoft, and had a dau., Gladys Evelyn, b. 20 March, 1916. 

BROWN, FREDERICK CHARLES, Private. No. 20376, 11th (Service) Battn. 
The Royal Warwiekshin' Regt., ,v. of JamesStephen Brown, of 239. Icknicid Street. 
Birmingliam. by his wife, Rosina Fanny, dau. of Richard Thornton ; b. Birming- 
ham, 2 Nov. 1884 ; edue. St. Raid's School there ; was a Gold Chain Maker ; 
enlisted in the Warwickshire Regt. 7 July, 1916 ; served with the Expeditionarv 
Force in France and Flanders from 30 Oct. following, and was killed in action 
12 Aug. 1917. He »). at Birmingham. Ada (7. Western Place, Pitsford Street, 
Hockley, Birmingham), dau. of James William Pace, and had two children: 
Frederick James, b. 10 July. 1914. and Ada Fanny, b. 30 Jan. 1909. 

BROWN, FREDERICK HAROLD, Private. No. 23657, 7th (Service) Battn. 
'J'he Suffolk Regt.. eldest s. of William Brown, of Lillypool Farm. I'riday Bridge, 
Wisbech. Labourer, by his wife. Annie, dau. of William Wenn ; b. Upwell, eo. 
Cambridge, 29 April. 1895 ; educ. at March ; was a Horsekeeper ; enlisted in 
Dec. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 
10 July, and died at the 13th General Hospital. Boulogne. 29 Aug. 1916, from 
wounds received in action on the loth. Buried at Boulogne. 

BROWN. GEORGE JOSEPH. Private, No. 33220.8th (Service) Battn. The 
Lcicr^trr-liir.- Ri-gt.. .v. of Samuel Huntington Brown, of 2. Salisbury Street, 
Nrtrfhaiiiptou. by his wife, (.'athrrine. dau. of William Page: b. Semilong, co. 
Northanii'ton. 14 Oct. 1898; educ. St. Paul's School. Northampton: was a 
Slior Clicker ; enlisted in .\i>ril. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France irom Nov. 1916. and was killed in action 1 Oct. 1917. Major Warner 
wrote : " He has always been a most cheerful, willing and reliable soldier." Cnm. 

BROWN, GERALD KNAPTON, Lieut.. 2,6th (Territorial) Battn. The Prince 
of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire llegt.). 2nd >f. of Joshua Knapton Brown, of 
Vrrmont House, Yeadon. near Leeds, by his 
2nd wife. Jeannie, dau. of the late James Bailey, 
of Riddlesden Hall. Keighley ; b. Yeadon, 
near Leeds, co. York. 20" Nov. 1895 ; educ. 
Giggleswiek School; obtained a 2nd Lieu- 
tenancy in the West Yorkshire Regt. 5 Sept. 
1914. after the outbreak of war : was promoted 
Lieut, early in 1916: served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 
6 Jan. 1917. and was killed in action during 
the fight for Bullecourt 3 May following. 
Buried where he fell. His Colonel wrote : 
■■ He was a fine soldier, and in face of the 
enemy in the most difficult and dangerous 
situations was always cool and brave, and set 
a fine example to Ids men. He died gallantly 
leading his company into action (his Captain 
having been wounded), receiving a wound in 
tlie head, which temporarily iiicapacitatcd 
him : but l*e pluckily carried on as soon as 
Gerald Knapton Brown, he was able. He received further injuries 

(was badly wounded in the right arm and both 
legs), and was lying in a shell-hole waiting for night to fall, so he could be- 
removed by stretcher- bearers (no one being able to approach during the day 
because of the intense fire of the enemy), when a shell burst near, killing liim and 
other brave boys." While at school he won many honours in sports, taking 
his first colours in football, and was the winner of a cup for cross-country racing 
unm. 




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Harry Brown. 




lames Brown. 



BROWN, H. J., Private. No. 7481, 2iid J?attn. Thr Duke of WcllinKton's Kofit. ; 

served with the Expeditionary I'orre in Fninee ; killed in aetion 11) Sept. 11)14. 
BROWN. HARRY, h.-Corpl.. Xo. 12:U>. i:Jth 
(Srrviei') Itiittn. (1st liarnsley) The York and 
l.aneaster lle^t.. el<ie.st ' s. of James lirown. 
I.ahnnrer, by his wife. Kmlly. dan. ol Jonas 
r.rown ; b. Jlarnsley, Hi March. ISitl ; ednc. 
there: was employed at the liarnslev Main 
Colliery ; enlisted Dee. li)U : served with 
till' Kjin)tian Expeditionary Force in Kj^yi't 
Irom J>ec. 1915, also with the i;xpcditionar\- 
I'oree in l-Yanee and l-'ljimitTs. ami was killed 
ill action at Koicklcv 'S-i April. I1H7. lie iit. 
,it St. John's Clmreli. I'.arnsl.-v. i:t Dee. 10i:J. 
Anni.- VZo. Duke Street, Karnskv). dau. of 
Walt, r K.df.arii ; s.p, 

BROWN, HERBERT JAMES, Lieut . Tlh 
( r.rritorial) llattn. The Koyal Welsli Fusiliers, 
"Ider K. of ICrnest James Itrowu, of 40, J.ee 
rerraee. lUaekheath. S.K.. Builder, by his 
wife, Hattie. dau, of I). A. Mcssent ; b. Lewis- 
liam, CO. Kent, 14 Jan. 18H4 ; educ. High- 
bury House. St. l-conards-on-Sea ; Wius a Brick 
Maiuifaeturer : joineii the Old liovs' Corps in 
S.pt. 1914. and tli.- Artists" Kiih-s April, I'.Hj ; 
wii> i:a/.cttcd L'nd lamt. in the Uoyal Welsh 
l'ii--iliers tlie fnllnwinii Jnl.\'; served with tlie 
i:uyptia?i Kxpedjtionary Force in K^ypt and 
I'al- <tiiie iK.ni Dee. 1<H,-,. and wa.s killed in 
action at KulweiliVh .') Nov. 1917. Buried on 
the hatttelield, Palestine. His Commanding 
Olheer wrote: " We all miss him very much, 
and feel his loss very greatly ; we mourn a 
urcat friend." He m. at Jllackmore. eo. Essex, 
1.^ July. liUl. fJrace Kveline, dau. of Roland 
Pratt, and had a dan.. l*ejii^v Eveline, b. 21 
Feb. i;n5. 

BROWN, HORACE RAYMOND, Private, 

\o. 2nl22:{, lOth (Service) Battn. The King's 
P,n.\al HiJlc Corps. 5th -v. of the late Frederick 
I'.rnwn. hv his wife. Charlotte, ilan. of the late 
William (;ale. of The Clen. .North Bersted, 
r-t'L'imr, CO. Hus-sex ; ami brother to Private 
S. K. Brown (t/.r.) ; b. South lU-rsted, 3 Feb. 
IS'.is : ediic. South Bei-sted Church School, 

. . i;o'_'nnr; wasa ftanh-ner; enlisted 21 .Tunc, 1910; 

srr\ed with the Expeditionary Force lu France 
^^^^^ and Flanders from 24 March. 1917. and was 

^^^^^^^ killed in action 21) May following ; unm. 

^^H^\ BROWN, JAMES, Private. The Royal Welsh 

^^^^^^ ^^ FiisiliiTs, :jrd .v. of James Brown, of 3, Eaton 

^^^^B^1|lr Koad. Chester. Painter and Decorator, by liis 

^^^nA wife. Marv J:iiie. dau. of William Baker; b. 

^^■^^ft (hesler. 30 AiiL'. IM.S4 : ediie. St. Mary's School, 

^^^^^Hh Ilandhrid'^e. aiul Bluceoat Seiiool. Chi-ster : was 

^^^^^7 a Slater and Plasterer: enlisted about Sept. 

^^^^^^V^ 1915 : served wltli thv Expe<litionary Force in 

^^^^^^B| France and Flanders from IS Dee. following. 

.^^^^^^ 2^^ and was killed in action there in 1917. Juried 

J||^^^^^^J^^^^^^ in Citadel C<-meti-r>'. one ami three-iinarter miles 

^^^^^^H^S^^^^^ south of F'rieonrt and threi- and a lialf miles 

^^^^^■^^^^^ of Albert. He 

^^^^^^^^^^^* ' Boughton, 1907. Fdith. dau. of {— ) (Gregory, 

and had two daus. : Edith Marv. h. April. 1908, 

and Hilda, h. Ant,'. 1911. 

BROWN, JAMES TURNER, Lieut., 
IJ.A.M.C.. .V. of Janu's Brown. Rector of Lark- 
hall Acaiiemy, Ijy his wife. Christina (.Jani'tield, 
Larkhall). dau. of James Turner, of Hamilton ; 
h. I.arkhall. co. Lanark. 28 Oct. 1888 ; educ. 
(ilasgow Univei-sity, where he graduated J!.B. 
and ('h.B. in 1911, and was a memher of the 
O.T.C. : was House Surgeon at (Ila-^gow lioyal 
Intinnary. anil in 191;! eiiti-reti into partnership 
\\itli Dr. Charles I''lood.of Northtieet. co. Kent ; 
obtained a conunission as I ieut. in the 
K.A..M.C. 20 Man-h. 1917 : left for Kuypt on the 
rriiiisyhania bS April, and was drowned 4 May 
inl|(i« in-.', when that ship was sunk in the 
Mediti Iranian. Buried in Zinola Cemetery, 
Saxuiia. Italy. He m. at St. George's Chnrch, 
.b >inorid. NewcastIe-on-T>'ne. 17 June, 1915, 
Violet (Molbrook, Pelham Road, txravesend), 
dan. of the late Dr. Thomas Benson, of Dur- 
ham, and liad a dau., Jean Turner, h. 14 Dec 
I91(i. 

BROW^N. JOHN, Corpl.. Xo, 150956. Inland 
Water Transport. Royal Engineers, only s. of 
the late .lohn Brown, Fish Cnrer, SIup Owner 
and Iron Merchant, by his wife, Johanna 
:\Iarjory, daw. of John Fordyee ; 6. Lerwick, 
15 July, 1876: educ. Anderson Institute, 
Lerwick. Shetland Isles ; was in business with 
liis father: enlisted 13 March. 1916. and was 
accidentally drowned near Dunkrik 3 Dec. 
t{>llowing. while acting as skipper of I.W'.T. 
barge. Buried in the Military Concession 
Cemetery, T)nnkirk. He m. at Glasgow, 8 Jan. 
1914. Jane Laughton. dau. of Charles Mackay, 
of Starilie, St. Margaret's Hope. Orkney Isles. 

BROWN, JOHN, Private, No. 14678, 11th 
(Service) Battn. Princess Louise's (Argyll and 
Sutherland Highlanders). 2nd s. of "David 
ISrown. (ii Crai'_'ani. Cainbiislang, Coal and 
Chemical Fx|iorter. of (Jlasnow, by his wife, 
Agiu's : b. Glasgow. 6 Oct. 18S8 ; educ. AYest- 
coats School, Camhnslang, and Dollar Academy ; 
was subsetpiently apprenticed to Messrs. Gillespie & Nieol. Ship OwTiers, 
Glasgow, and lat-er entered Ins father's tirm; enlisted 23 Oct. 1915; served 
with the J-Ixpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1 Aug. 1916, being 



Jiinies Turner Brown. 




John Brown. 




John Brown. 




John Richard Brown. 



attached to the 45th Trcncli Mortar Battery, 45th Brigailc, ami died in Ihe 
Canadian (iencral Hospital, Etaples, l May. 1917. of wounds received from 
shrapnel near Arras 23 Ajtril iireviously. Buried in F^taples Military Cemetery ; 
"tun. 

BROWN, JOHN RICHARD, Private. No. 
8582. 3rd (Reserve) Battn. Ihe Worcestershire 
Regt., -s. of Jolni Brown, by liis wife. Eliza, 
dau. of W. Miller ; b. Palmer's Green. London, 
N. : educ. there: was a Labourer; enlisti'd 
about Aug. 1904 : served three ytrars witli tin- 
Colours and nine with the Jtcserve ; was called 
up on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 : served 
with the F^xpeditionary Force in France from 
that month, and was killed in action 17 May. 
1916. A comrade wrote: "He was without 
a doubt one of the most jjopular men in the 
company, and was liked by everyone, and all 
men share with me in saying how sorry they 
all were. He was a line soldier, and alwax-- 
did his duty, and we have lost om- of the best." 
Me m, at kitchener. Ontario. Canada. 7 Oct. 
1912. Alice Jane (1. Fiwter Cottages. Tottenhall 
Road. Palmer's Green, N.), dau. of William 
Wheeler, and had a dau.. Elizabeth Maud. h. 
Palmer's Green, London. N. 

BROWN, LEONARD MARSHALL, Private. Xo. 18057, 7th (Service) Battn. 
The Royal Sussex Regt., .v. of Samuel Brown, of Primrose Cottage. Otham. 
near Maidstone, Farm liabourer, by his wife, Charlotte, dau. of Charles Webb : 
b. Langlev, 26 Aug. 1895 ; educ. Langley and otham Schools : was employed 
by Mr. Rayner Betts. of Grcenhill Farm. Otliam : enlisted 4 .March, 19IC. : 
served with the ICxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1 Aug. follow- 
ing, and was killed in action at Vimy Ridge 9 April, 1917. Buried in the 
British Ceiiutery at Ttlley, south-east of Arras. A comrade wrote : " He was 
well liked, and lived a good life out there." Vnni. 

BROWN, R. W., Private, No. 6755, 2nd Battn. The King's Royal Rille Corps ; 
served witli the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 14-17 .Sej)!. 
1914. 

BROWN, RICHARD STANLEY, 2nd Lieut., 

14th (Service) Battn. The Cheshire Regt,. .v. 

of Charles Dixon Brown, of 76. Gleiieldon 
Road, Strcatham. by his wile, ICniily, dau. ol 
the late Richard Harman Lloyd : b. Dujipas 
Hill, Croydon, co. Surrey, (> .Ian. 1879 : edne. 
Christ's Hosjiital. Loniion : enlisted in the 
Sportsman's Battn. Roval I'nsilici-s. April. 
1915 ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 14tli BattTi. Clicshirr 
Regt. 4 June following ; while at a I'ield prac- 
tice near Liverpool oiv 20 Jan. 191(1, In- was 
in command of a defending party in conneetimi 
with a night attack, and was severely injuied 
in both legs by the accidental explosion oj a 
bomb ; he was taken to l''a/,akerle\ Hospit:il, 
Livertmoj, where an o|)eiation was pcrlonncil : 
hut lie died there 9 Feb. 1916, from the i'tlects 
of the injuries received wliilst in the execution 
ot his dnt\" : unm. 

BROWN, SIDNEY EDGAR, Private. No. 

6050. 2nd Battn, (I'lTtti loot) 'J'he Koyal 

Su.s.sexRegt.,4tli-v. ol the late Frederick Brown. 

of the late William tialc. of The (Jlcn. North 

and brother to Private H. R. Brown ('y.'-.); /'. 

ed Church School, llounor ; 

1915 : served with the 

1915 : was wounded 




Richard Stanley Brown. 



by his wife. Charlotte, dan. 

Bersted. Bognor, co. Sussex ; 

South Bersted. 17 March. 1892; educ. South Berste 

was a Printi-r and Compositor ; enlisted 29 May, 

ICxjieditionary Force in France and Flanders from Sept. 



at the Battle of Loos, and invalided home, being in hospital for six months; 
returned to France 1 June. 1910, and was killed in action at Fourcanx Wood 
22-2:i July following. 

BROWN, SYDNEY JAMES, Private. No. 11919. I2tli (Service) Battn. Tin- 
Royal Fusiliers ((.'ity of London Uegt.). :^rd -i of Williani P.rown. of Hill .Manor 
Cot ages. Hinton Parva. Swindon, co. Wilts. Carter, by liis wife. ICsther, dan. ol 
George (Jrnndy : b. co. Wilts, 5 March. 1897; educ. Hinton Parva; enli.sted 
Jan. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France trorn Sept. 1915, 
and was killed in aetion there 8 Jan. 1916. An oOieiT wrote to his mother : 
" Your son was killed in aetion this morning, and was laid to rest in the evening 
with two others that met their death the same morning: lie did not lose any 
limbs, but passed peaeeinlly away two hours after he was hit." L'um. 

BROW^N, W. C, Private. No. 9744, 2nd Battn. The South Lancashire Uegt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 3 Oct. 1914. 

BROW^N, WILLIAM JOHN, Private, No. 20:J7:l. Princess Louise's (Argyi! 
and Sutherland llighlandeiN). attd. 1,14th (Service) Battn. The Jilack Watch 
(Royal Highlanders), ^rd .s. of Alexander Brown, of Anntield. Letham, eo. 
F'orfar. Farmer, bv his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of James Saddler; b. Letham afore- 
said, 7 April, 1889; educ. Craichie and Letham Public Schools; assisted his 
father in the work of lus farm ; enlisted 22 Dec. 1916 : left England lor Egypt 
16 April. 1917, and was drowned 4 May following, on H.M.S. Transylvania, 
when lliat >^hip was torpedoed in the Mediterranean. Buri<'d in Zinola Cemetery, 
Savona, North Italv : tnnti. 

BROW^N, WILLIAM LEONARD, 2nd Lieut.. 
C'th (Territorial) Battn. I he Sherwood Foresters 
(Nottinghamshire and J)erbyshir«- Regt.), 
eldest *-. ot Major Abraham lirown. of Buxton, 
Solicitor, by his wife, Lucie, dau. of William 
Lowe, of CO. Sligo ; and brotlu-r to Lieut. 
C. A. Brown (q.v.) ; b. Buxton, 29 Sept. 1891 : 
educ. Holmleigh. Buxton, anil Shrewsbury 
School ; was admitted a Solicitor in Oct. 1014, 
and gazetted 2nd Lit-nt, Sherwood Foresters 
the same month ; served with the Fxpeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from June, 1915, 
where he acted as lirigade Intelligence Officer, 
and was killed in action 25 Sept. 1915 ; unm. 
BEATTIE- BROWN, WILLIAM, Capt.. 25t!i 
(Service) Battn. The Northumberland Fii-iliers, 
only surv. s. of the lat.' Williani Beattie-Hinwu. 
R.S.A., Landscape Painter, by liis wile, Estlier 
Love (Edinburgh), dau. of Henry Doig. J. P. : 
b. Portobello. 18 March. 1878 ; educ. Daniel 
Stewart's College, Edinburgh; won the Greek 
Thomson Travelling Studentsliip, and went to 




Williani Leonard Brown. 



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39" 



Southern Spain and Italy : on his roturu Ijeoami- an Architect in Edinhnr^h ; 
was gazetted 2nd Lient. JS'orthunibfrland Fusiliers 27 Jan. 1915 ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at 
the Battle of Arras 9 April. 1017. His Colonnl wrote : " Personally, I iiave 
lost a friend, and the rrLiiimiit has lost a good and gallant man." He was a 
keen sportsman, an exedl. nt liolirr. being champion of the ScottLsh Artists' Club : 
held the championship lor bilhards at the same club ; he was also a good shot; 
and angler ; num. 

WREFORD-BROWN, OSWALD ERIC, Capt., 9th (Service) Battn. The 
Northumberland iMsiliers. 6th s. of the late William Wreford- Brown, of 5, Litfleld 
Place, Clifton, by his wife. Clara Jane (5, Litfidd Place, Clifton, Bristol), dau. 
of Henry Clark, M.D. ; and brother to Capt. C. Wreford-Brown. D.S.O. (see Vol. 
I., page 57] ; b. Clifton, Bristol. 21 July, 1877 ; edue. Waynflete ; Durdham 
Down, and Charterhouse ; was a member of the Stock Exchange, and a keen 
sportsman ; played for Middlesex County Cricket Club in 1900 ; he had spent 
two years in Canada, and shortly after the outbriak of war traimd in the Inns 
of Court Corps, and was gazetted" Temp. Lieut. NOrrhundM rlaiid Fusiliers 8 Nov. 
1914 ; promoted Capt. 7 July, 1916 ; was for nim- niunths in tlir Vi»ri;s salient, 
Flanders ; wounded in action during the Battk- of tlu* >jomme, by a shell in the 
quadrangle trench, near Fricourt, 5 July, I'.tlfj, and died in a casualty clearing 
station 7 July following. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery, near Amiens, 
the following day. Thongli he had no natural inclination for a military life, 
he gave himself up wholly to it. and had become a capable officer ; his one 
thought was for his men, their comfort and welfare, and he had won their respect 
and love ; un/ti. 

BROWNE, P., Private, No. 10765, 2nd Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps ; 
■^er\ed with the Expeditionarv Force in France ; died of pneumonia 10 Sept. 
1914. 

BROWNE, GEOFFREY DENNIS, Major, 1st South Midland Brigade, R.F.A., 
(T.F.), only surv. *-. of the Kev, Ernest Alfred Browne, of 1, Miles Road, Clifton, 
Bristol, by his wife, Maria, dau. of the Rev. James Thomas Boles, of Rhyll Court, 
Exmouth ; b. Kensington. London, W.. 10 May, 1888; educ. Clifton" College ; 
joined the R.F.A. (T.F.) as a Gunner in 1906 ; was promoted Lieut. 6 May. 1911, 
Capt. 1 May, 1914. and Major 7 Jan. 1915 : vohinteered for foreign service on 
the outbreak of war in Au^. 1914 : served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders from March, 1915, and was killed in action at Ovillers 19 
Sept. 1916. Buried in Avelny Cemetery. He was mentioned in Despatclies 
[London Gazette, 4 Jan. 1917] by GentTal (now F.M) Sir Douglas Haig, for 
gallant and distimiuished service in the field : num. 

BROWNE, GEORGE BROWNLIE, 2nd Lieut.. 10th (Service), attd. 9th 
(Scrvitrl. Battn. Tlie Black Watch (Roval Hiizhlandt-rs), ^nd s. of G. Washington 
Brown.-. (U i, Kaiidolph Cliff, Edinburgh. U.S.A., 
Anliitrrt. ii> bis wife, Jessie, dau. of Robert 
r.rnwiilie. oi (ilas^ow ; and brother to Private 
H. K. Browiu: (q.v.); b. Edinburgh, 27 July, 
1892 ; I due. Viewpark Preparatory School, 
and Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh ; 
was a member of the Cadi't C'orps at Merchison 
Castle, and brokr thr school record in t!ie cross- 
eountrj' race ; atli-r lr;i\ing school, went to 
Ceylon for tea and nihlur plantiii'-r. and later 
to Southern India ; returned to ICii!j;land in 
1915; gazetti'd 2nd Lient. Kith liluck Watch, 
T May, 1915 ; went to France Dec. following, 
being attached to the 9th Battn. there, and 
was killed in action in tlu? trenches near Loos 
7 Feb. 1916, Hiiried in Vermelles Cemetery. 
His Commanding Otrieer. Lieut. -Col. John 
Stewart, wrote : "" Your hoy was absolutely 
devoid of fear. . . . He took part in a most 
successful bombing attack on 25 Jan.. and 
in my rejiort on the matter I specially men- 
tioned your son's name, and I tliink that he 
would in all ])robability have been mentioned in Despatches for his gallant 
conduct on tliat occasion," and a brother oflieer, Lieut. Pitcairn : " He bombed 
three German saps successfully and returned without a casualty. For this 
Col. Stewart told me lie had recommended your son for recognition." His elder 
brother. Private L. A. Browne. B.Sc. P.P.C.L.I.. was wounded at Ypres ; uttin. 

BROWNE, HEW EDWARDS, Private, No. 

17572. 15th (Service) Battn. (1st Edinburgh) 
■Jhe Koyal Scots (Lothian itegt.), 3rd s. of 
G. Washington Browne, of 1, Randolph Cliff, 
Kdintinrgli, R.S.A., Architect, by his wife, 
Jessie, dau. of Robert Brownlie. of Glasgow ; 
and brother to 2nd Lieut. G. B. Browne {g.r.) : 
b. Koslin. eo. Midlothian, 27 May, 1895 ; educ. 
Mercliison Castle Preparatory School ; privately, 
and George Heriot's SehooL Edinburgh ; was 
a Pu|)il Photographer before the war; volun- 
teered and enlisted in the Royal Scots Oct. 
1914 ; went to France Feb. 1916, and was 
killed in action between La Boiscfle and Coutal- 
inaison 1 July following, the first day of the 
Sommc battle. Buried on the battlefield ; 
imm. 

BROWNE, J.. Private. No. 2473. 1st Battn. 
I hi Klie.:*s Royal Rifle Corps; served wi.h th<' 
i:\priiirionarv Force in France ; died of wounds 
16 Sept. 1914. 

BROWNE, LIONEL CHARLES, 2nd Lieut., 7th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Sherwood Foresters (Nottiiighamshire and Derbysliirc Regt.). only ."t. of Charles 
John Browne, of 23, Gcdling Grove, Nottingham, Solicitor, and Senea Wright 
Browne ; b. Nottingham, 13 Nov. 1896 ; educ. Grosvenor School there, matricu- 
lating at the Durham University in Sept. 1914; joined the Nottingliani Uni- 
versity College O.T.C. in July, 1915 ; obtained a commission in the Sherwood 
Foresters the following Nov. ; served with the Exjieditionary Force in France 
from July, 1916, and was killed in action during an attack on Lens 30 June. 
1917. Buried in the Military Cemetery at Sains-en-Gohelle. near Bethune. His 
Commanding Officer wrote : *" Your boy did his duty like a true Englishman. 
. . . He had endeared himself to all the officers and men of the battalion, and 
his sad end is deeply deplored by all Ids comrades. 1 had a very great regard 
for him ; he was always cheery and bright and very interested in his work," and 
another officer : " Y'our son was the only officer of his company to actually enter 
the German trenches. ... He displayed great bravery, and in spite of losses, 
carried on and made the attack a great success." Vnin. 

BROWNING, F., Private, No. 8334, 1st Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt. ; 
served witli tlie Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 19 Sept. 1914. 

BROWNING, J. E., Private, No. 7722, 2nd Battn. The South Lancashire Regt. ; 
served with the Kxpeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 21 Sept. 1914. 




George Brownlie Browne. 




Hew Edwards Browne. 




Charles James Bruce. 



BROWNLEE, GILBERT, L.-Corpl., No. 40428, The Canieronians (Scottish 
Rifles), s. of John Brnwnlee, of 5, Springvalley Gardens, Edinburgh. Mason, bv 
his wile. Mary Watson, dau. of John Johnstone; b. Galashiels, 15 Nov. 1885*; 
educ. tlalashiels and KdinburLzh liunih Schools; was a Plumber in the (-niploy- 
ment of J. M. Scott. Mornimr-ide Road, Edinburgh; voluntarily enlisted 20 
Aug. 1914; served with the lixpi-ditionary Force in France from 31 Aug. 1916, 
and was killed in action there 28 Oct. following. He m. at Merehiston Hall, 
Edinburgh, 30 Dec. 1910, Jessie Jane (4. Springvallev Terrace. Edinburgh), 
dau. of Thomas Walls, and had a son, John Thomson, b.'lh Jan. 1912. 
BROWNLEY, G., Private, No. 7356, 1st Battn. The Ea.st Y'orkshirc Regt.;. 
served with the Exixditionary Force in France ; killed in action 28 Oct. 1914. 
BROWNLIE J., Private. No. 7084. 1st Battn. The Cameron Highlander 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; kilted in action 7 Oct. 1914. 
BRUCE, ALBERT EDWARD PERCY. Private, No. 15944, 5th (Service) 
Battn. The King's (Shropshin- Light Infantry), 2nd s. of Thomas Bruce, of 86, 
Marlborough Roa(i, Cardill. Master .Mariner, by his wife. Marguerite Jane, dau. 
of James Partridge; b. Liverpool, 25 Feb. 1895; educ. Albany Road Council 
School, and St. Mary's Hall, CardiJf : was an Apprentice at sea ; enlisted in 
Nov. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders : 
was wounded in May, 1915, and invalided " home ; rejoined his regiment tlu; 
following Aug., and was killed in action at DelvilleWood 31 ,\ug. 1916. Buried 
nortli-east of Delville Wood. His Sergeant WTote : " He was a Machine 
Gunner belonging to the section of my platoon, and I can assure you I have 
lost one of my best men. His section received the thanks of the Brigadier- 
General for the splendid work they did in breaking up the German attack. He 
has loft a good name behitid him, and he will never' be forgotten by his pals. He 
would have had promotion a long time ago, but he i>refcrrcd to stop as he was.** 
TJmn. 

BRUCE, C, CorpL. No. 740G, 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry ; 

served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 9 Sept. 1914. 

BRUCE, CHARLES JAMES, 2nd Lieut.. Army Cyclist Corps. 3rd x. of Robert 

Wilson Bruce, of 5. Rosebcry Terrace, Glasgow. 

Surgeon, by his wife. 3Iadelfne, dan. of William 

Rcdpath ; b. Glasgow. 20 March. 1887 ; educ. 
Hillhead High School there: was an Iitspector 
of the Scottish Widows' Fund JJfe Assurance 
Society, being for four years a member of the 
Glasgow Highlanders (T.F.) ; volunteered for 
foreign service, and rejoined on the outbreak 
of war in Aug. 1914 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from the 
following Nov. : was womided at Festubert 
in 3Iay, and invalided home ; obtained a 
commission in the Army Cyclist Corps 10 Aug. 
1915 ; served with tlie i'lL'>"ptian Expeditionary 
Force in Egyj.t and l*;destine from May, 1916; 
took part in tlie Battles of Romani and Gaza, 
and died at Cairo 20 May, 1917, from wounds 
received through bombs being dropped on a 
Field hospital where he was stationed, sulfering 
from an attack of dysentery. Buried in Old 
Cairo Cemetery. His fornier Commanding 
Officer wrote : '* I feel Bruce 's death very 
much, as lie was such a fine fellow ; so cheery and one you could cntirelv depend 
on to do the very best, no matter how trying the circumstances. He did so well 
also during the lighting." Unm. 

BRUCE, JAMES. Capt.. 256th (Forfarshire) Brigade, R.F.A.. 3rd s. of Frederick 
John Bruce, brother to the 9th Earl of Elgin ; b. 2 Dee. 1887 : killed in action 
near Yprcs 25 July, 1917. 

BRUCE, WILLIAM SMITH. PriAate, No. 6/20SO, 1st Battn. 1st Canterbury 
Infantry, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, .s-. of John Bruce, of Inverurie, 
Aberdeen, ex-l'olice Constable in the Glasgow Force, bv his wife. Eliza Ann. 
dau. of John Lendrum, of co. Aberdeen : b. Glasgow. 8 Jaii. 1897 : educ. Provan- 
side School there ; was a Clerk in the District Superintendent's Office of the 
North British Railway Company, Glasgow ; went to New Zealand in June, 
1914, and obtained an appointment in the Christ Church Branch of tlie Bank 
of Australia ; enlisted 22 Feb. 1915 : served with the .Mediterranean Expedi- 
tionary I'orce at Gallipoli. and afterwards in France and Flanders ; was wounded 
at the Tliird Battle of Ypres 12 Oct. 1917. and died two days later at No. 2 
Casualty Clearing Station. Buried at Lysscnthoek Military Cemetery, near 
Popcringhe. His Commanding Officer WTotc : " The fine qualities of your son 
were appreciated by his comrades ; he ^vas very popular among the nien ol Ids 
company. He was a sportsman and a fine soldier, and it is tJie loss of such as he 
that carries the s> nii)athy ol the company to whieh he belonged." Unm. 
BRUCE, THOMAS ROBERT, Capt.. I4th (King's) Hussai^, ehlest *-. of the 
late William Robert Rruee. Master of the Court of Oueen's Bench, Ireland, by 
his wife, Florence Helen (15, Pelliam Crescent, South Kensington, S.W.). daii. 
of G. .\. 0.-l)orne ; b. Blackrock, co. Dublin. 1 July, 1885; educ. Ludgrove ; 
Eton, and the Royal .Milit-ary College, Sandhurst : gazetted 2nd Lieut. 14th 
Hussars 28 Jan. 1905 ; promoted Lieut. 21 April. 1906, and Capt. 1 June. 1911 ; 
was Adjutant to his regiment from 8 Sept. 1911. to 7 Sept. 1914 : served with the 
Indian Fxiieditinnary Force in Mesopotamia from Nov. 1915, and died in No. 31 
British Stationary Hosiiital. Sheikh Saad, 8 Feb. 1917, from pneumonia, contracted 
while on active service. Buried there ; Hum. 

BRUNSDON, W. T.. Private. No. 7851. 1st Battn. The Wiltshire Regt. : 
^er\ei| with thr i^xpeditionur.v Force in Frauee ; died of wounds, 1914. ' 
BRUNTON, ROBERT. Private, No. 5215, 9th (Service) Battn. The Roya 
Sussex Regt., ,s. of John Thomas Brunton. of 138, Ellen Street. Hove, po. Sussex, 
Plasterer, by his wife, Emily Elizabeth, dau. of Robert Phillips : b. Hove 29 Jan. 
1895 ; educ. East Hove Higher Grade School ; was an As-iistant at the Palmeria 
Hosiery Stores. Hove; enlisted 20 Jan. 1916; .served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from 5 Aug. following, and was killed in action at 
Vimy Ridge 12 13 April. 1917. Buried at Bois-en-Hache, near Souchcz ; nnm. 
BRYAN. ARTHUR EDWIN, CorpL. No. 110828, Gloucester Section. Machine 
Gun Corps, elder >. ol lOdwin liryjin. of West Town Farm. Marsbfleld. Farmer. 
by his wile. .lane. dau. of Samuel Porter; b. Marshfleld, co. Gloucester. 6 July. 
1893 ; educ. Kemp'j^ Hoarding School. Long Ashton. Bristol, and the Technical 
School, Bath ; was an Engineer ; joined the Royal ttloucester Hussars Yeomanr>" 
in 1912. and volunteered for service abroad on the outbreak of war in .\ug. 1914 ; 
served with tlie J-lgyptian Kxpeditionary Force in Egypt and Palestine from 
.\pril. 1915: was awarded the Serbian Gold Medal by the King of Serbia in 
.\pril, 191(i. for eonsiueuous gallantry and bravery, and died at No. 15 General 
Hospital. Alexandria. 19 Nov. 1917, from wounds received in action at Beersheba. 
Ituried in the Hadras Cemetery, Alexandria. His Major wrote : " He was a 
Miirhine (.lunner of marked ability, and one of the truest, sincerest soldiers I 
have ever had tm service, and I feel proud at ha\ing had the honour of training 
such a man at Thornham." and a comrade : *" His keen judgment and sound 
advice were taken by all otheers and men, and his upright character is a patt'-rti 
to all of us." Vnm. 



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BRYAN, JAMES, (Ivmnor. No. 110715, Siege Battery. Uoyal Garrison Artillrry, 
fldt'st s. of Jolm P.rvaii, Councillor. Shoemaker, by his \vif<-. Marion, dan. of 
Andrew Meikle ; b. ilainilton, 10 Auk. 1891 : edur. Greeiideld Sehool tliero ; 
was a Printer employed by the," Hamilton Advertiser " ; enlisted 10 Aur. litltt ; 
served witli the iCxpeditionary Foree in France and Flanders from 2!) Fel). 1017, 
and was killed in action at the Battle. of Arras 2ti April. I'J17. liuried there. 
His Commanding Otftcer wrote : " He was one of the best signallers in this bat- 
lerv, and is a great loss to us. He was hit by a sliell wlien mi-nding a telephone 
wire which had just been cut by shell tire, "and lived for about hall an hour, 
during which time he was taken to the dressing station and atteiuli'd to tliere. 
He was never conscious enough to speak after he had been hit." and a comrade : 
" His deatli was a severe blow to all of uswhow(rre closely associated with him 
and who loved and respected him for his free and open manner and obliging 
disposition." Unm. 

BRYANT, ERNEST GL.\DSTONE, Sergt., No. 21474, 16th (Service) Battn. 
Tlie Cheshire Kegt., s. of Jack Bryant, of Derby. Iiy his wifi'. Mary Ann, dau. of 
.lohn Rees : b. Derbv, 24 May. lS8lt; edue. Board School. Dowlais; was a 
Viewer; enlisted in Nov. 1014 ; served with tin- I-^xiieditionary l-'orcc in France 
and Flanders, and was killed in action at Honthulst [''orcst 21 Oct. 1017. A 
comrade wrote: "The life and soul of the company, liked by all. and always 
cheerful and jolly mider most trying conditions." He m. at Birmingham, in 
1014. Mabel (tl2, Parliament Street. Small Heath. Itirminuham). dau. of Albert 
Kdward Kirk, and had a son, Ernest Kaynuind. 0. 24 Aug. 101.'). 
BRYANT, FREDERICK JAMES MANSEL, 2nd l.irut.. 4th (Territorial) 
itattn. The Welsh Kegt, only s. of William Hugh Owen .Mansel Bryant, of 
Pembroke, Solicitor, by his wife. Lilian Jlaud. dau. of Frederit-k Walker, of 
Tenby ; b. Pembroke. 24 May. 1S04 : educ. at St. Andrew's. Tenby ; Clifton 
College, and Crystal Palace School of ICugineering : obtained a commission 5 
.Tuiy 1015 ; served with the Egyptian Kxjieditionary Force from Sept. 1016, and 
was killed in action at Gaza, Palestine. 26 March. 1017. Buried there. Capt. 
F. S. Thomas WTote : " He went into action <raIUnitly at the hrad of his platoon, 
and led them bravely forward witliout llinchinti. until hit by a Turkish bullet 
in the heart. No one could do more than he did. and his example wius a grand 
one." and Lieut. J. Swire Griffiths : " He died a hero's death, and 1-am proud to 
think he was my friend ; he went into action— his first tight— as coolly and 
calmly as if on parade, and in the subsequent ojicrations he was always leading 
and cheering his men. and ujdiolding the best traditions of the Britisli Army. 
... He died, as he lived, a brave and gallant gentli-man." Cum. 
BRY'ANT, H. J., Private. Xo. lOlSd. 2nd Battn. The Gn-nadirr iJuards ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in Frann- . killed in action 14 IC. Sept. 1014. 

BRYANT, REGINALD EYRE, Capt.. 14th 
(Service) Jlattn. The Durham Light Infantry 
.'»th s. of Edward Boss Bryant, of Eglinghara, 
Alnwick, Coal KxiKirter, by his wife, Eliza, 
ilau. of Henry John King-Church, of Albury, 
CO. Surrey ; b. Duriiam, 8 March. 1878 ; educ. 
Si'dbergh School, and San Sebastian ; subse- 
ipKiitly became a partner in the firm of Messrs. 
r.ry;mt tt Co.; enlisted in the 6th Northum- 
inTland Fusiliers in Nov. 1914; was gazetted 
2iid Lieut. 1 turliam Light Infantry ; promoted 
Lieut., and subsef|ucntly Capt. in Jan. 1016; 
rirted as Musketry Instructor in Camp at 
MiiL^ihy, CO. Durham; served witli tlie Ex- 
it. IJtiouary Force in France and Flanders from 
April. 1015; was wounded during the fighting 
on the Sommc in Sept. 1016, and was killed 
in action near La Tiassee 20 Jan. 1917. while 
inspecting wire at night. Buried in the Church 
Cemetery at Caml)rin. A brother officer wrote : 
** His liie was a model for everyone, always 
straight and kind, unselfish and thinking of 
his mm — a gi*ntleman to the core." Cnni. 
BRYANT, SYDNEY DOGGETT, Deck, 
Hand. Xo. 10534, Koyal Xaval Reserve, yst. s. 
of The late Thomas Bryant, of 21, Margaret 
Street. Bute Docks, Carditf, by his wife, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of the late Thomas Slade, of Bristol ; 
b. Carditf. 20 May. 1804 ; educ. St. Monica 
<'ouncii SchooK Cathays. Cardiff ; was sub- 
sequently employed by Jlessrs. Sessions A Co. 
on government work : joined the Navy 15 
Xov. 1015. and was killed in action 14 Aug. 
1017. being blown up at sea in one of His 
.Majesty's ships. He was an active member of 
the Y.M.C.A. at (Jrangetown. and played for 
their footliall club, for wliich he held a medal. 
He iu. at Cardilf, ICIizabetli JIary, dau. of 
Nicliolas Cottiers, and had a son, Sydney 
Ihnmas Bryant, h. 22 March, 1015. 
BRYANT, W.. Private, Xo. 12307. 3rd Battn. 
the Worcestershire Kegt.; served with the 

Sydney Doggett Br>ant. V.T- f o^ci^^'lgn''"^^ ^"^^""^ "* ^^^^""^ ' "^"'^"^ '" ''*'^'°° 

BRYCE, THOMAS BURT, Gunner. No. 303028. 3rd, attd. 6tli, Siege Battery. 
C.A., Canadian Expeditionary Force, 8th x. 
of the late William Bryce, of Shettlcston, 
fJIosgow, by his wife. Christina, dau. of tlie late 
Kobert Smith, of Glasgow : b. Shettleston, 
i;ia>L:()W. 22 Dec. 1883; educ. there; went to 
Canada in Oct. 1909. and settled at Montreal, 
where he was employed a.s an Upholsterer in 
the Grand Trunk Railway shops ; joined the 
Canadian Siege Artillery 20 Oct. 1015 ; came 
over with the 3rd Siege Artillery Overseas 
Battery the following Dec; served with the 
Expeditionary I-'orce in France and Flanders 
from X"ov. 1910. and was killed in action at 
Thelns 21 May. 1017. Buried in the Military 
Cemetery at Aux lt<-itz, near La Sagette. His 
Commnnding Othcer wrote: "I thought an 
awful lot of him. for hv. was a good reliable 
^nldi-r. and one of the best I had. and con- 
'1 i' iitious." and a comrade; "It was a real 
plr;i-.nre to work beside such a fearless fellow, 

Thomas Burt Bryce. '^''"^ .^*» ^"2'^* ^^'jtli !"m.. for with his kind. 

^ pleasmg and manly disposition he made many 

friends in our battery, and his death was a great loss to us." He m. at Glasgow, 

29 Sept. 1909, Annie Dunlop, dau, of John Bac. of Parkliead, Glasgow, and had 

two children ; William, b. 15 Aug. 1914, and Elizabeth Houstin, b. 15 June, 1912. 




Reginald Eyre Bryant. 






David N. G. Buchanan. 



BRYDSON, R., L.-Corpl., No. 9848, 2nd Battn. The Gordon Highlanders; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of ha>morrhage of lung 
2 Nov. 1914. 

BRYER, A. T., Private. Xo. 4715, 9th Lancers; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; died of wounds 7 Sept. 1014. 

BimB, G., L.-Corpl., Xo. 8337, The Worcestershire Kegt. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 

BUCHAN, J., Corpl.. Xo. 5156, 1st Battn. The Scots Guards ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 15 Oct. 1014. 

BUCHANAN, DAVID NIEL GRIFFITHS, 

2nd J,ieut.. 37th Dotzras, lu'liaii Army Keserve, 
yr. s. of John (Jritllths Ituehanau, of Clyde 
House. Hereford, by hi-^ witv. .Icssie Laura, 
dau. of tlie Rev. J. 11. Brown, Hector of Hopc- 
sav, CO. Salop ; b. Clun. co. Salop, 25 Feb. 
1892 ; educ. Hereford Cathedral School ; was 
an Jilectrical iMitiiueer on tlie Jiakuui Tea 
Plantation. MarL'lierita. .Assam ; joined the 
Duke of A\ <'iliugton"s Jiegt. in Jan. 1915, and 
was transfiTied to the Dogras ; served with 
the indiaii Exiieditionary Force in Mesopotamia 
from Nov. 1015. and was killed in action near 
Sheikh Saad 21 Jan. lOHi. Buried there. 
An officer wrote ; ** He was proving a very 
useful officer with a big heart, and had got to 
know the men. which is such a vast assistance 
to an ollieer in an Indian eorjis." Cnw. 
BUCHANAN, G.. L.-Corpl.. No. 7211. The 
Kinu's Royal Rifle Corps; served with the Kx- 
peditioiiarv Force in J'"rance ; killed in action 
14 Sept. 1914. 

BUCHANAN. T., Private, No. 10580, 2nd Battn. The Royal Inniskilling 

Fusiliers : served with the Ex|>editionarv Force in France : killed in action 
20 Oct. 1014. 

BUCHANAN, WILLIAM ARTHUR IRVINE, Capt.. 50th Mobile Veterinary 
Section. Army \eterlnary Corps, eldest s. of John Gerard Buchanan, Manager of 
the Northern Bank, Fintona, co. Tyrone, by his wife, Annie Elizabeth, dau. of 
Hugli Johnston, of Crannyvale, Fintona, J.P. ; also grand-nephew of the late 
Deputy InspiH-tor-General Robert Irvine. R.N., and cousin to the late Inspector- 
General (H-rard Irvine. R.N., and to Col. Gerard B. Irvine, C.B., of the Indian 
Medical Service, and to Statf-Surgeon J. E. Johnston. H.M.S. Vindictive; /*. 
Castletown. Fintona, 24 May, 1892; educ. Omagli Acjubtny : Esda!c"s College. 
Belfast, and the Royal Veterinary College of Ireland, Dublin, where he was a 
Stalf-Sergt. in the O.T.C., holding certificates A and Ji, ami winning tlu^ cup for 
being the most efficient cadet. He qualified as aM.R.C.V.S. in July, 1014. gaining 
the medal in medicine ; volunteered his services on the ontltreak of war ; was 
gazetted Lieut. Speci:it He'^irve. Army Veterinary Corps, 31 Aug. 1014 ; served 
with the i:\peiiilinnai \ I mrr in I'rance from 5 Oct. following; was present at 
the First Bat lie oi ^ pre-, ihr l ;at tie of Neuve Chapelle, and subsequent engage- 
ments with the iamous 7th Division ; returned to England In Xov. 1015. to take 
command of the 50th Mobile Veterinary Section of tlie 39th Division ; was 
promoted Capt. 1 Feb. 1910 ; went back to France 8 March following, and served 
with that di\ision until he was killed in action between Pd(>eringhe an<i Elver- 
dinghe 24 July. 1017. Buried in the Poperinghe New Mihtary Cemetery. Major 
W. G. Barnes' wrote : " He was an excellent officer, and had it t)een God's will 
to have spared him, would, I am sure, have been a credit to you and his country. 
. . . Y'our son was killed doing his duty, and I am confident in stating that no 
officer in the division was held in higher esteem. ... I can never forget his 
conduct to all concerned." Capt. Buchanan was mentioned in Despatches 
ILondon Gazette, 22 June, 1015) by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for 
gallant and distinguished service in the field ; Kmn. 

BUCK, A., L.-CorpL, Xo. 8368, 1st Battn. The Norfolk Regt. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 15 Oct. 1914. 

BUCK, DONALD WILLIAM, llificman. No. 
(i53674. l'21st Battn. (1st Surrev Kifies) The 
London Regt. (T.F.), attd. 8th (Service) Battn. 
The East Surrey Regt., s, of Herbert Buck. 
Stationmaster oh the G.E.R. Railway at Clare, 
CO. SutToIk. by his wife, Ellen Mary, eldest dan, 
of William (and Mary) Webb, of The Elms. 
Walpole ; b. *Kirby Cross, co. Essex. 23 Nov. 
1897 ; educ. Village Seliool, Wrabiie.ss, co. 
Essex, and Beccles Cnllegi'. rt>. SultnlU, where 
he took several distiiietinns ; was snbsifpiently 
employed in the Bank with .Mesiirs. Couk iV Sons, 
Lndgate Circas. London. E.C. ; enlisted Sejit. 
1014 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
I'ranee .iiui Flanders from 25 May, 1917, being 
attarh- il tM Hie 8th Battn. Ea.st Surrey Regt. as 
iii-r < l:i-v SiLziuUler, and was killed in action 
near l'a.->Llnudaele 12 Oct. following, while 
laying a wire under heavy fire, liuried near 
Gloucester Farm, between Passchendaeic Ridge 
and the Poelcappelle Road. His Conunanding 
'Officer WTOte : " He was a fine lad. and had he 
lived, would have been recommended for a decoration ' for bravery." " Unm. 

BUCK, W., Private, No. 7071, 1st Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 27 Sept. 1914. 

BUCKERFIELD, J., Private, Xo. 7394. 2nd Battn. Kings Royal Rifie Corps: 
served with tin- lAprditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 3 Oct. 1014. 

BUCKLAND, ERNEST BLAS FRANK, Lieut., 13th (Service) Battn. The 
East Surrey Regt., 2nd .v. of Ernest Bnckland, of Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, 
by his wife, Beatrice Mary. dan. of the late Edward Thomas Mulhall. Founder 
and Editor of the " Buenos Aires Standard " ; and gdson. of the late Rev. Samuel- 
Buckland. Vicar of Torrington, co. Devon; b. Argentine Republic, 31 May, 
1800 ; educ. Lonias Academy, Buenos Aires ; was co-Manager of " Punta 
Rulier " Estancia ; came to England 15 July, 1015, and obtained a commission 
as 2nd Lieut, in the East Surrey Regt. in Sept. being promoted Lieut. Jan. 
1916 ; served with the Kxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1 June, 
and was killed in action near Betlinne 5 Oct. following. Buried there. His 
Commanding Ofhccr wrote : " He wa^ a splendid officer and was getting on so 
well, always cheery and game for anything. He is, I ass\U"e you, a great loss 
to the regiment. Your son was buried in the presence of a large number of liis 
friends at noon on (• Oct. in a beautifully-kept cemetery." Unm. 




Donald William Buck. 



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John Arnold Buckland. 




Ronald Anderson Budden. 



BUCKLAND, JOHN ARNOLD, 2nd Lieut.. 3rd (Reserve), attd. 7th (Sen-ice), 
Battn. Prince Albert's (Somers-t Light Infantry), elder s. of the Rev. John 
Vansittart Buckland. Vicar of Whit^Iackington, limiaster, co. Somerset, for- 
merly of Ta.«mania, by his wife, Agnes Lucv, 
dau. of the late P. G. Kavanagh, of Aus- 
tralia, and a descendant of the Kings of 
^^M^^ Leinst^r: b. Taunton, co. Somerset, 5 Oct. 

^^■^^^A 1896 ; educ. King's College, and the School, 

^^^F^ \ I Wellington Road, there: Brighton College, 

^^^^^ I where he was in the O.T.C. : obtained a coin- 

^^^^^kl^B mission in tlie 3rd (Reserve) Somerset Light 

^^^^^ft^^ I Infantry 23 Aug. 1915 : served with the Expe- 

^^^^^^. ditionary Force in France and Flanders from 

^^^^^^ 20 July. 1916. being attached to the 7th Battn. ; 

^^^^V^ took part in the fighting on the Sorame. in- 

^^^^r eluding the capture of Guillemont 3 Sept. ; 

^^^Hp > the actions at Les Bo-ufs on the 18th, and at 

^^^^K^' ^ Gueudecourt 5 and 8 Oct.. and was killed in 

^^^^^B^^^^^ action near the Bajjaunie Road, between 

^^^^^^^m^^^^^ Morval and Sailly Saillijcl 1 March,, 1917, 
^^^^^^^^^■l^^^HH holding an advanced post. Buried just 

BB^^^B^BMyBBB behind the front line where he fell. One of Ills 
senior otficers wrote : " He was one of those 
quiet, thorough natures on whom one can 
always rely, and had a strong sense of dutv." 
and the Chaplain : *' Such a good fellow, his brother officers and the men loved 
and respected him, and it will be very hard to fill his place." A brother oflicer 
also wrote : " ^Ye were brother officers together for some montlis. and I can 
assure you that with ns all he was a general favourite. He was always merry and 
bright, and was as popular with the men as with his brother officers." He has left 
behind Iiim, although little more than a boy, an example which we can all profit 
by copying — that of working with a happy spirit always." and another : " His 
influence over the men was marvelloas for one so young. The whole company 
were fond of him and would have followed him anywhere." While at Brighton 
<'ol!ege he was Senior House Prefect at Durnford House, also a School Prefect ; 
a member of the first Football XI. in 1914. and a member of the second Cricket 
XI. in 1914 and 1915. 

BUCKLEY, P., L.-Corpl., Xo. 7385. 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

BUCKLEY, JAMES WILLIE, Private. Xo. 1467, 13th (Service) Battn. (1st 
Tiarnsley) Tiie York and Lancaster Regt., 3rd x. of James Buckley. Stoker, by 
liis wife, Ada : b. 1896 ; educ. St. John's Schools, Barnsley : was a Collier ; 
enlisted in Aug. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 5 April, 1916, and was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme 
1 July following ; m. 

BUDD, THOMAS WILLIAM, L.-CorpK. Xo. 778, 7th (Service) Battn. The 
Koyal Sussex Regt.. s. of Thomas Budd, of 43, Cavendish Street, Cliichester, co. 
-Sussex, Seaman, by his wife, Edith, dau. of the late James Xorris, of Chichester ; 
b. Chichester, 3 Dec. 1896 ; educ. Lancastrian Boys' School there ; was employed 
Ijy Messrs. Shippara, Ltd., of Chichester : enlisted 4 Sept. 1914 ; served with "the 
Jiixpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 16 May, 1915. and was killed 
in action at Arras, or near Monchy, 3 Oct. 1917. Buried in the Monchy Military 
Cemetery ; unm. 

BUDDEN, RONALD ANDERSON, 2nd Lieut.. 1st Battn. (29th Foot) The 
WorcestcTsliire Regt.. only -«. of Horace Budden, of 35, Marlborough Road, 
Wimbledon Park, London, S.W., by his wife, Laura Evangeline, dau. of Capt. 
John Anderson, of Brighton and Burton-on-Trent ; b. Bournemouth, co. Hants, 
16 Oct. 1897 : educ. Bournemouth School, and the Royal Military College, 
Sandhurst : w;t^ ^nzfttr-d 2iid Lieut. Worcestershire Regt. 7 April, 1916 served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from the following Sept., and was 
killed in action near Hooge, east of Y'pres. 
31 July, 1917. Lieut.-Coi. G. Davidge wrote : 
" He was a most gallant young officer, and had 
frequently distinguished himself previously to 
Ills death, and died as he would have wished. 
at the head of his company. The X.C.O.'s and 
men of his company looked up to him with 
great admiration, respect and affection, and 
they speak of his good qualities in glowing 
terms." and Capt. Urwick : "' He was shot 
through the head by a German sniper and died 
instantly. He met his death in the most 
gallant fashion. The company of which his 
platoon formed part had already attacked 
and captured the front and second lines of the 
front trench system held by the enemy. \MiiIe 
attackin.: the third line they were checked for 
a Tiioni.nt by machine-gun fire. Y'our son 
vtry promptly organized a small party from 
his platoon, and led them forward from shell- 
liole to shi.ll-holi'. with a view to attacking and silencing the nearest of these 
machine guns. While within jioint-blank range of the gun. he raised himself 
on the lip of the crater to throw a bomb, and was shot at that instant. The 
men with him immediately rushed the gun and bayoneted the crew, including 
the man who sniped your son. The gun was captured, and the line went forward 
to its f\irther objectives. I cannot hope to express the extreme value of such 
leading as was displayed by your son. Apart altogether from the personal 
gallantry of the deed, the initiative, the quick grasp of opportunity in the face 
of momentary check, are exactly those qualities which are needed to make the 
full use of the arms and equipment which are at last ours. The fact that the 
regiment fulfilled every task which had been set it to the letter, despite strong 
opposition, is in itself sufficient testimony to the value of the work done by him. 
. . . The Colonel and ail his brotlier officers cannot speak too highly of him. I 
while, more important still, the men of his own platoon seem to miss liim sorely." 
The Chaplain of his battalion also %\TOte : " 1 had come to know him very well 
indeed, and his death has come as a great blow to all of us, for he was a general 
favourite in the battalion. ... He always proved himself a fearless soldier . . . 
he lived a good life, and died a noble death in the greatest elfort th;it England 
has made for the freedom of the world." He was awarded a Parchmrnt Certifi- 
cate for gallant cqnduct and devotion to duty by the General Officer Commanding 
the 8th Division, the official record stating:" "He was in charge of a patrol i 
wliich entered the German lines near Hooge, cast of Ypres. on the ni'jht 27-28 
July, 1917. He carried out his reconnaissance with skill, judgment and deter- I 
mination. He handled his men well and returned with valuable information.'* 
Unm. 

BUDGETT, EDWIN GEORGE, Private, Xo. 13455, 4th (Service) Battn- i 
The South Wales Borderers, 4th s. of Albert Budgett, of Cross Keys. Sliner, by j 
his wife, Susan, dau. of James Colins Broadway; b. Xottingham, 5 May, 1895; j 
educ. at Cross Keys Board School ; was a Miner in the employ of Xine Mile 
Point Collier^' ; enlisted 18 Aug. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force | 



Harry Bullass. 



in France and 1-landers : was wounded 25 May, 1916, and sent home on sick 
leave ; went to Salouica 16 Aug. following, and "died of wounds 18 March, 1917 ; 
Unm. 

BUXL, BENJAMIN ALLEN. Capt., 2/2nd Home Counties Field Am- 
bulance, R.A.M.C:., only ». of Professor Bull, of 83, Wilbraham Road, Charlton- 
cum-Hardy, Manchester; b. Huddersfield. 19 Xov. 1887; educ. Rydal 3Iount 
School, Colw>n Bay, and Jesus College, Oxford, where he won an Exiiibition. 
and obtained First Class Honours in Mathematical Moderations, and a First 
Class in the Final Honour School of Physiology ; entered the Hospital course 
at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in Sept. 1912 : in Aug. 1914, he joined the Royal 
Xaval Volunteer Reser\-e as Surgeon Probationer; served on H.M.S. Lysander ; 
in Dec. 1914. he returned to St. liartholomew's Hospital, where he finished his 
course and qualified ; obtained a commission in May, 1915 ; when taking out 
a draft of men to the Expeditionary Force in France' and Flanders the slup was 
wrecked, but all were saved ; a week later, returned to France, and was attached 
to the London Regt., and was killed in action 16 Sept. 1917, by a shell, which 
burst outside his Aid Post, near Y'pres, where he was attending a wounded man. 
Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boesinghe, north of Ypres. His Colonel 
wrote : *' Capt. Bull was a most gallant and capable officer, in whom I placed 
the greatest confidence, and liis loss will be deeply felt by all those who were 
associated with him. His cheen,' spirits and devotion to duty were the admira- 
tion of all ranks." and a brother officer : " I only knew him for three or four 
months, but I got to love the big, generous heart of him. He was .=;o bright, 
cheerful, keen, with such amazing capacity for appreciating life, and an entirely 
attractive sense of humour. His wit kept our me.ss alive, and where he liad been 
most caustic and censorious, he invariably balanced things by behaving in a 
manner that was as charming and attractive as could be — a manner which 
reminded one of a very perlect Irish gentleman. He died doing bis duty." 
.\notht.r also wrote : " Capt. Bull was kindness itself to me. often going a long 
way out of liis way to do little kindnesses. His treatment of the soldiers was 
most s.vmpathetic ; more so than that of most medical officers. He was fearless 
imder fire, and our Commanding Officer told me that he had put liis name down 
for a Decoration." f'nm. 

BtlLLASS, HARRY, JIachine Gunner, Xo. 
126((7, 8th (Service) Battn. The York and 
Lancaster Regt.. «. of Frederick Bulla.ss, of 
Pitsmoor. Sheffield, bv liis wife. .Vda. dau. of 
^fljh^ (— ) Kace; b. Sheffield. 3 July. 1895; educ. 

^Pim^y^^L there ; enlisted in the Y'ork and Lancaster 

^ ^^ Hep., in Aug, 1914; served with the Expe- 

M ^B ditionary Force in France from 26 Aug. 1915, 

K ••B and was killed in action at Albert 26 April, 

D .jOM i^^_V 1916. Buried there; unm. 

S ^ ^** & BLXLOCK, E., Private, Xo. 10080, The West 

" ,-V Yorkshire Kegt. : served with the Expedi- 

tionary Force in France ; died 14 Xov, 1914. 
BULLOCK, GERVAS FREDERIC, 2nd 
Lieut., 3rd (Reserve) Battn. The South Wales 
i>orderers, only ». of the late Frederic D'Olbert 
Bullock, LI-.*B. Cantab., Sessions Judge, 
licimal Civil Service, bv his wife, 3Iinnie Weir 
(.'■'.I. .Mount Park Koad, Ealing, W.), dau. of 
till- late W. Cooper; b. Punjab, India, 24 
March. 1881; educ. at Temple Grove, and 
Malvern, where he gained a scholarsliip and 
was head Of the School House ; afterwards 
went to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; 
on the outbreak of war he was in Ceylon, but 
returned home immediatelv. and joined the 
Inns of Court O.T.C. in July, 1915 : obtained 
a commission 30 Dec. following : served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, 
and was killed in action 31 JiUy, 1917, during 
the operations of Pilkem Ridge. Buried near 
Ypres. A brother officer wrote : " He was 
killed instantaneously by a sniper. He was 
in charge of the company at the time, and 
by his gallantry and coolness won the admira- 
tion of everyone. He was very higlily 
esteemed by all, and his men positively loved 
him. and would have followed him anywhere. 
He died doing his duty nobly and well, as he 
had always done. I never knew liim do a mean 
or ungen'tlemanly thing. He was a delightful 
friend and companion. ... He was a thorough 
sportsman : it was the very essence of his 
character." Cum. 
BUMSTEAD, GEORGE WILLIAM, Private. Xo. 13690. 7th (Ser\ice) Battn. 
The Royal Sussex Kegt., *■. of Arthur Bumstead. of 158, Bohemia Road, St. 
Leonards-on-Sca. co. Sussex, by his wife. Peggj- Eiizab«-th. dau, of George 
William Swain ; b. Hastings, 17 July. 1898 : educ." Tower Road School. Bohemia. 
Hastings; was a Butcher: enlisted IS July. 1916; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from' 17 July, 1917, and was killed in 
action at Cambrai 25 Xov. following ; loim. 

BUNBLHY, GODFREY HUGH ST. PIERRE, Lieut., Acting Capt.. loth. 

attd. 36th, Sikhs. Indian Army, yst. a. of Lieut. -Col. William St. Pierre Bunbury. 

R.F.A., by his wife, Lilian, dau. of the late General the Hon. Sir Henry Ramsay. 
K-C.S.L, C.B. ; and gdson. of Colonel Henrv 
William St. Pierre Bunbury. C.B. ; b. Wool- 
wicli. 6 Jan. 1895 ; educ. Bedford Grammar 
School, and Eastbourne College, where he won the 
hitihest oi>en scholarship, and was a member 
of the O.T.C. He pas.sed First into the Royal 
Military College. Sandhurst, in Xov. 1912 : 
«as trazetted 2nd Lieut., Cnattached List, 
1 Oct. 1914, Ix-ing awarded the King's Gold 
-Medal, the Xornian Gold Medal, and the 
.\nson Slemorial Sword. He was appointed 
to the 15th Sikhs, Indian Army ; served with 
the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopo-- 
tamia from June. 1916. when he was attached 
to the 36th Siklis ; later was appointed acting 
('apt. to command a double company, and was 
killed in action near Kut 1 Feb. 1917, while 
Im.iiiii his men into action. Buried in the 
liritisli Cemetery on the west bank of the 
Hai. His Colonel wTOtc : " 1. in addition 
to all the regiment, dejilore his loss most 
terribly. He was such an unusually promising 
loss to liis regiment and to the Service. He died 
leading liis company into action, and his bearing 




Gervas F. Bullock. 




G. H. St. P. Bunbury. 

officer, and his d«ath is a great 
a very gallant soldier's death. 



42 



The Roll of Honour 



wa.^ beyond nil pralsr." A few wcrjcs before lii.s ili-iith Uf received a special 
coiimiend.^rioii from the (i.O.C. of his ilivi-»ion. also from the Armv Commander, 
tor a neonnai-isance which he carri-d out with another otlieer. He waA fond of 
all *port, and while at Kastlioiimc t'olleKi- wa« a memb*;r of the First Trirkot XT., 
Hi'- Fir>4t Football XV.. and won the Heavy-weight lioxifig; was a fine RuRbv 
fm.thaller, pluyinK for Richmond while still a srhoolboy. but owing to a football 
Iff ident at Sandhurst, was j.revented from obtaining distinction in games 
there : unm. 

BITNDY, SAMUEL THOMAS. Private, Xo. 46483. 1st Battn. (14th Foot) 
Ih. I'rinif of Walps's Own (West Yorkshire Rem.). «. of the late Thomas Hundv. 
MiniiiL' (ontractor. by liis wife, Ksther (Commercial Street. Xelson), dan. of 
Jnlin Sudthltl : h. Mynyddislwyn. co. Monmouth, o Dec. 1885 ; ediie. Troedyrhiw 
Klement;iry School; was a IJiiteher ; enlisted 13 Oct. IftlO : served with the 
Kxptditionary Force in France and Fhmders from i:j Jan. 11)17, and was killed 
in action at Hill 70 24 .Sept. followini;. Buried in St. Patrick's Military CemcUry, 
IXKJS ', unrit. . ' ' 

BURDETT. F., Private. Xo. li:?57. 2nd Rattn. The King's Roval Rifle Corps ; 
!wr\ed with the Expeditionary Force in France; kilhKl in action 14-17 Sept. 
1914. 

BURDETT, HALFORD GAY. Capt.. 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Weat- 
min.^ter Dragoons) (T.F.). eldest a. of Sir Henrj- Charles IJurdctt, of The Lodge, 
13. Porehester Square, I^ndon. W.. K.C.R.. K.C.V.O.. by his wife. H<len. dan. 
of the late Gay Shnte. F.R.C.S. ; b. Seaman's Hospital. Greenwich, co. Kent, 
30 Jan. 1878 : edne. Marlhoroneh College, and Peml»roke Collepe, Cambridue; 
was a Barrister-at-Jjiw. and Jimior Examiner at the P^imrd of Kdneation. White- 
liall, S.W. ; obtained a 2nd Lieutenancy in the Westminster I-»raKf>ons l.'I .(une, 
ti)13: W.XS promoted Lieut. Au«r. li>14. and Capt. U Dec. followinff heint: 
appointed A. P.M. to the Headquarter Staff at JunbridKc Wells, 2nd Armv Central 
Force, in Feb. 1015. and died at Tunbridjie WelJs 3 March. 1916, from heart 
failure, while on active service. He m. at St. Stephen's Church, Westboumc 
I'ark. London. W.. 10 April. li>02, Helena Georijina (Toft. Camberlev, co. Surrey), 
dau. of the late Henn,- William Jewesbnry. of Kensintton Park Gardens. London, 
W., and Caniberley. and had three <nn> ; Henrv Halford Chichele, b. 2 Feb. 
1!K)4 ; Derek. /-. 17 Jan. liton. and William Cay, b. l.'> Nov. 1008. 
Bl'RDETT, THOMAS GEORGE DEANE, M.C., (apt.. 7th (Territorial) 
'Jattn. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, only ". of 
the late George Deane Rurdett. Bank Manager, 
by his wife. Claudia (Oak Villa. Xewtown, 
North W;d<-s). dau. of the late Thomas Morris, 
r.i Ab. ry^twyth ; b. Rhyl. 15 Feb. 1881 ; ednc. 
Aberystwyth Grammar School, and at the 
Cniversity ColleKc of Wales ; wa.s a Solicitor ; 
i:azetted 2nd Lieut. 2 Sept. 1914; promoted 
Lieut. April. 1915, and (apt. Oct. 1910; ser\ed 
with the Mediterranean Exjieditionary Force 
;it Gallipoli from 2 Sejit. 1915 ; prow-eded to 
Kg>pt in Dec. and later to Palestine, and was 
killed in action at Khuweilfah ft Xov, 1917. 
liuried there. He was awarded the M.C. 
I London Gazette. 1 Jan. 1918). and mentioned 
in Desjiatohes by General Murray, for gallant 
and distinguished ser\-ice in the field. An olficer 
wrote : " We all miss him very much, as he 
harl ln-en with us for a long time and wa.s great 
friends with all. He led his men most gallantly. 
and was killed fighting at the head of them." 
Ciitn. 




Thomas G. D. Burdett. 



BV'RDON, ROWLAND, Capt. and Flight Commander, R.F.C., only g. of Col. 

Rowlariil 1VipIi.ii. of < L-tle Eden. co. Durham, by his wife. Man' j\rundell, dau. 
t(f Wynrlham Slade ; 0. London. « Feb. 1893 ; 
educ. Wixenford ; FAon, and Fniversity College, 
Oxford, jiassing his Finals in 1914 ; joined the 
Xortljnml»erland Hussars a,s a Dtrspatch Rider 
in Aug. 1014 ; was gazetted Lieut. 18tb Dur- 
ham Light Infantry 21* Sept.. which battalion 
was raised by his father; was promoted Capt. 
1 June, 1915, transferring to the R.F.C. in the 
following Xov. ; ser\cd with the Exj»editionary 
Force in France ; was invalided home in June. 
1916, when hft was sent to Tadcaster as 
Tn'^truetor. and was killed in an accident while 
flying there 10 Jan, 1917. He was a keen 
rithlete : wliile at Eton, in 1909. he won the 
junior long jump and one hunilred yards, the 
hurdli-s and ftve.^. obtaining more points than 
anyone else in the Victor Ludonim Cup. and 
in rejjorting this " Tin- Eton College Chronicle " 
said : " The cup was won by Har\'ey with 
forty-three jioints, though Rurdon obtained 
forty-.s<;ven. The cup. however, is not open 
to juniors, hut Rurdon is to be congratulated 
In 1910 and 1911 he was Keep4*r of Fives, and 




Rowland Burdon. 



on a very tine y>eriormance. 

in the latter year w^on the hurdles against the school and also the long jump, 
and before leaving he carried off the SjK)rts Cap from Mr. Hare's House. A 
member of *' Pop," he attended the centenary dinner in 1911, and in his la^t 
summer half he played several times for the Eton Cricket XL, but owing to an 
accident to his knee failed to get his colours ; nnm. 

BURGESS, C., Sergt.. Xo. 7205. The Royal Irish Regt. ; served with tlie 
I'.xpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914, 

BURGESS, CYRIL DOUGL.AS WILLIAM, 

L.-Corpl.. Xo. 2408. I /5th (Territorial) Rattn. 
fWeald of Kent) The Ruffs (East Kent Regt.), 
'Ider X. of Charles Edward Burgess, of Henley- 
(^'li-Thames, General Manager. Walker .v Co., 
'.enenti and Household Store?, by his wife. 
>ti>sinnah Eliza, dau. of William Wilson 
Xowers. of Hastings: h. Folkestone, 13 July. 
1S94 : ednc. Commercial College. Mar-jate, 
and Clark's College, London; enli.-<ted 12 Aug. 
1914 : went to India with his battalion 25 Oct. 
following, thence to .Mesopotamia 30 Xov. 1915. 
and was killed in action at the Rattle of .Sheikh 
>:iad 7 Jan. 1916. His Captain wrote that he 
wa- a sfilendid example to bis comrades and 
was mourned by all ; unm. 
BURGESS, HAROLD, Private. Xo. 1017, 
-\o. 2 Coy., 13th (Service) Rattn. The Chesliire 
Kegt.. yst. ft. of the late William Edward 
Jiurge.^s. Car\er and Gilder, by his wife, Annie 
Elizabeth (8, Bradford Street, Chester), dau. 





Harold Burgess. 



Cyril D. \V. Burgess. 



of Richard Parr>' (for 50 yean the f.iitbfuf 
servant of Thomas Ajniew ,v .Sons, ot .Man- 
chester, I^mdon and Llverpf»ol) ; b. Altrineham. 
CO. Chester. 1*1 July. 1SH9; educ. St. Mar>''ft 
Schools. Handbridge; was employed for a 
time at the Post Otfie*;, then went as an Assistant 
in the oil-cake department of Messrs. Txrver 
Rrothers ; enlb'ted in Sept. 1914, after the 
outbreak of war ; served with the Exp»*di- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 
afK>ut July, 1915. and was killed in action at 
the Rattle of the Somme 7 July, 1916. Rnried 
near J.,a Roiselle, two miles north-east of Albert ; 

BURGESS, P., Private. Xo. SS21, The WeLsli 
Reirt, : served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France: died of wounds 15 Sr-pt. 1914. 
BURKE, JOSEPH, Private. Xo. 19773, 2nd 
Rattn. (76th Foot) The Duki- of Wellington's 
(West Riding Regt.), 4th s. of the late John 
Rurke, of Additigbam. co, York, by his wife. Mary, dau. of Patrick Tighe ; 
b. Addingham. 24 .Tan. 1878; educ. Wesleyan School tliere ; was a Weaver: 
enlisted 29 March. 1916; served with the F.xjteditionary Force in France and 
P'landers. and was killed in action near the Somme 12 Oct. following ; nnm. 
BURLEIGH, JOSEPH GORDON FOSTER, MM.. Con'L. So. 321902, 
R.G.A., s. of Charles Rurleifjh, of Ponsh.-irden Cottages, .Vshfleld. Falmouth. 
Ropemaker ; ft. Penryn, 1896 ; educ. iVnryn County School ; was employei^l 
in the Ashfteld Hope and Wire Works ; joined the 'r.«;,.\. ; served with the 
Kx[»editionary Force in Fran«' and Flanders, and died at an AiLstralian Hospital 
3 Xov. 1917. from wounds received in action at Ypres. Lieut. C. R. Pengclly 
wrote : " J am r)ersonally very grieved to lose him. as he was a most excellent 
X.t'.O., and very attentive to his duties. He well deserved the Military Medal 
awarded him a few weeks previous. He was greatly liked and resf>eeted by tlit; 
otlicers and men. and we all feel that bis place can never \tf filled." He was- 
awarded the Military Medal, for con»pi(ruoiLs bra\ery in the field ; nnm. 

BURNET, \V7LLIAM, CorpL. 51st Rattn. Australian Imperial Force, yst. x. 
of the late William Runiet, of 30 Drumlanrig Square. Hawick; b. Hawick. 28^ 
Feb. 1874 ; educ. Teviot Grove .Vcademy there ; had bet;n 16 ycar^ in .\ustralia 
and was a Contractor ; joined the Australian Forces in Perth. We«t Australia, 
travelling 300 milf-a in a bullock wagon in order to enlist : served in Egypt and 
France ; was a good l>onil>er, and while bringing in a batch of German prisoners. 
bonilK-d out of u dug-out. he was shot by a sniper 3 Sept. 1916 ; unm. 

BURNS, ISLAY FERRIER, 2nd Lieut., 97th Coy., Machine Gun Corps, elder 
«. ©f the Rev. Islay Ferrier Burris, of Westminster College. Cambridge, by liis- 
wife. May Carmiehael, dau. of Robert Henderson ; 6. Darenth. co, Kent. 20 Sept. 
1896 ; educ. Perse School. Cambridge, and Ilkley Grammar School : matriculated 
at tlie London University in June, 1914, after which he became an Engineering 
Student at the Imperial College of Science and Teclmology. being a meml>cr of 
the O.T.C. : enlisted in the lOth Rattery, Machine Gun Corps, in Jan. 1915: 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France, where h" was emjiloyed as 
scout and despatch rider until 20 Sept, 1916, when he returned to England, and. 
after a period of training at Risley, was gazetted 2nd Lieut. March, 1917 ; went 
back to France in May. toeing then given command of a s^eflion of machine gun.'i. 
and was killed in action at Xieuport 11 July. 1917, While at school he was a 
keen Rugby foott»alI i-layer. a ready debater and co-editor of the school magazine ; 
unm. 

BURRELL. GEORGE OWEN, Rifleman, Xo, C, 12154, Signalling Section. 
B Coy., 21st (Service) Rattn, The King's Royal Rifle Corps. 3rd «. of Samuel 
William Rurrell. of the School House. Linger- 
fleld, Knaresl>orough. Schoolmaster, by his wife, 
Jane .\nn, dau. of the late John Hfrsp, of 
Scarborough : b. Lingerfleld, Knarei^lmrouch, 
CO, York. 14 Xov. 1889; educ. Harrogate 
Secondary Schofjl, and after two years' pupil 
feachership in the Roys' Xational School. 
Knaresborongh, entered .St. John's Training 
College, York, where he remained two years. 
Ijeing sul»<equently apjminted Assistant Slaster 
in his old school at K naresborougb ; joined 
the F;arl of P'eversham's Rattn. 8 Xov. !915 ; 
transferred with that battalion to the Kind's 
Royal Rifles: served with the Exr«;ditionary 
Force in France and Flander* from 5 May, 1916": 
took part in the Rattle of the Somme. later 
movins to the Ypres salient, and v/as killed 
in action at W>*tschaete 12 March. 1917. 
Ruried in Klein Vierstraat Rritish Cemetery. 
one mile south of Dickebusch and three and 
tlt.ree-ouarter miles south-south-west of Yi»rr--. 
One of his officers wTote : " Rifleman Burnll 
always did his duty cheerfully, which is such a help to all out here." and his 
Sergt. : " Owen's loss will be greatly felt by the section, a-* at his own siKcial 
work he was our best man. His cheerful and willing spirit whilst in the line 
was constantly remarked ui>on, and was a fine example to other men." He was 
a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Societv, and for several vears was a Lav 
Header and Sunday School teacher at Seotto'n Church, being also secretary- of the 
cricket club ; unm. 

BUHRINGTON, GILBERT, 5LM.. Private, 
Xo. 703727, I02nd Rattn. Canadian KxjM'di- 
tionarj' Force, 2nd a. of the late Gilbert Geor-^e 
Rurrin'.rton. of Westfleld Hou^e, Rrid<rwater, 
Rank Manager, by his wife, Amelia Frances, 
dau. of Edward Rryant ; and brother to J'rivate 
H. Rurrington [see Yol. 1.. page 64) ; b. Rridg- 
water, co. Somer^iet, 13 June, 1879 ; educ. 
King's School, Gloucester ; was Deputy Game- 
warden under the Pro\inciaI Government of 
Rritish Columbia; enlisted in Feb. 1916; 
served with the Exf»editionary Force from July, 
and was killed in action on the Somme 21 
.\ov. following. Buried at Albert. H- wa^ 
awarded the Military .Medal, but died before 
the announef;nient was made public. He »i, 
at Pembroke, 27 Dec 1913, Marianne Emily, 
dau. of John Henr\' Harries, and had :i 'On. 
Gilbert John Harries, b. 18 July, 1915. 
„.„ „ . ^ BU*RROWS, A., Private. Xo. 4559. 2nd 

Gilbert Burrington. Dattn. The King's Royal Rifle Con>8 ; served 

with the Exjicditionarv Force in France ; killed 
in action 14-17 Sept. 1914. 




George Owen Burrell. 




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BURROWS, A. E., L.-Corpl.. No. 116G1, 1st Battn. The King's (Liverpool 
Hegt.) ; served with the Expeditiouary Force in France; killed in action 19 
Jiept. 1914. 

BURROWS, BERTIE, Able Seaman. Xo. R. 627, Roya! Naval Division, s. of 
Harry Burrows, of Bardwell, co. Suffolk, by iiis wife, Sarah E. ; b. Bardwoll, 
13 Nov. 1898; cduc. there; joined the Navy 17 Jan. 1917; served with tin: 
Expeditionary Force in France for ten montlw, and was killed in action there 
f> Nov. I'U" ; (*nm. 

BURROWS, J., Private, No. 10028, 3rd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt. ; 
■^(Tvi'd with th'" Exprditionary Force in France ; killed in action 3 Oct. 1914. 
BURROWS, T. S., Private, No. 8197. 2nd Battn. The Duke of Wellington's 
Refit. : siTvi'd with the Exp'^ditionarv Force in France ; died as a prisoner of 
war 31 Aug. 1914. 

BURROWS, WILIJAM FREDERICK, Private. No. 26893, 10th (Service) 
Battn. The Royal Dublin FusiHcrs. eldest s. of Frederick Charles Burrows. Civil 
Servant, by his wife, Lillian Kate, dau. of ( — ) Richnian : b. Ranelagh. co. 
Dublin, 10 Jan. 1899 ; educ. at Diocesan School. DubHn : was an apprentice 
in the Mercantile 5Iarine, serving on board the S.S. Torrington ; passed the 
miUtary test for motor despatch rider in Jan. 1916 ; enlisted 17 April following ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flandcre, and was killed 
in action at Beaumont Hamei 13 Nov. 1916. in the advance of the Naval Division. 
Buried in Ancre Cemi^tery. His Commanding Otiieer, writing to his parents, 
said he was sorry he should fall so young on tlie field ; adding that his vieath 
was instantiineous while fighting bravely in the first line of German trenches ; 
limn. 

BURTENSHAW, A. E.. Driver. No. 5352.^, K.H.A. ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

BURTON, C, Private. No. 11930, The Sherwood Foresters; served with tli.- 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Sept. 1914. 

BURTON, CHARLES SAMUEL, L.-Corpl., No. 10323, B Coy., 18th (Service) 
Battn. (3rd City) Tlie Maneliester Regt., only s. of Frank Weston Burton, of 30, 
Ashfield Road, Rnsliolnie, Manchester, by his wife, Minnie, dau. of Samuel 
Crowther ; h. Longsight. M;niehester, 9 April, 1893; educ. Ardwick Higher 
Grade School, Manchester, and on leaving there was employed in the liead office 
of The Bleachers' As.sociation. Ltd.; enlisted 5 Sept. 1914. after the outbreak 
of war ; served witli tlie Expeditioiiary Force in France and Flanders from 
8 Nov. 1915, and was killed in action at Trones Wood, during the fighting on 
tiie Somme, 9 July, 1916. His Conmianding Officer wrote : " The battalion 
was engaged in rather a stiff fight, after which your son was reported wounded 
and missing. Your sou was one of our best men. willing to go anywhere and 
not counting the consequences, and wJiose loss I deejily regret." and Corpl. 
S, Carter, now (1918) a prisoner of war in Gernuiny : '* Your son wa-^ under me 
as sentry, and was on duty when he was killed, and unfortimateiy himself and 
all his effects were buried by shell explosion, which accounts for his reported 
missing. Death was instantaneous, so he did not suffer any pain. He died as 
a brave man shoidd, doing his duty faithfully to the last." Umn. 

BURTON, G. N. J., Gunner, No. 31269, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary 

Force in France ; died 2 Oct. 1914. 

BURTON, H., Private. No. 14596, 4th Battn. The Middlesex Regt. : served 

with the Kxiiiditionary Force in France ; killed in action 12-15 Oct. 1914. 

BURTON, R., Driver. No. 64831, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary Force 

in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

BURTON, K., Private. No. 6692, 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire Regfc. ; served 

with the Exiieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

BURTON, W. J., L.-Corpl., No. 8530. 1st Battn. The Dorsetshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 
BUSBY, JOHN LEONARD, Driver, No. 75694, 33rd Division, R.F.A.. 4th .v. 
of R. P.usliv. CarrK-nter ; b. Leyton, co. Essex, 16 March. 1875 ; was employed 
as a Cook with Messrs. Sjiiers and Ponds ; enlisted 25 Feb. 1915 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following Dec, and died 
at No. 40 Casualty Clearhig Station, from the result of an accident while batliing. 
Buried in tlie Clearing Station Cemetery. General Blake wrote that he gave 
complete satisfaction, and was always ready to do anyone a good turn ; and 
added : " If 1 asked him to do anything for me, hi; was always pleased to do it 
and was verv cheerful." He m. at Wood Green Parish Church, 31 July. 1904. 
Harriet Elizabeth (14, Cornf Corner Terrace, East Dulwich, S.E.), dau. of Samuel 
Gawer, and had two sous. 

BUSH, ALBERT, Private, No. 2357. l/7th (Territorial) Battn, The Duke of 
Cambridge's Own (Midiilesex Regt.), eldest 
*■. of Oscar Bnsli. of 38, Sjiringfield Road, New 
Southgate. N.. Book-keeper, by his wife, Emily, 
ilau. of Charles Vickery ; b. Aston. Birming- 
liam. 2 Aug. 1891 ; educ, Southampton ; was 
an Able Seaman in the Merchant Service ; 
enlisted 5 Aug. 1914 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionarv Force in France and Flanders, and was 
killed in action 10 Sept. 1916. during the Battle 
of the Somme. Buried in Angle Wood, south 
oi Albert. His Captain wrote: "He will be 
a great loss to us al'. both in the company and 
the nu'ss. At all times Hush w;i.s one of the 
most cheerful and willing men I have ever 
nu!t. In the trenches he used to turn mono- 
tonous work into a joke by his never-failing 
fund of humour and gen-'ral cheeriness." and 
a comrade : " You have every reason to he 
jiroud of vour son, and it must be some con- 
solation to know that he died like the good 
soldier that he was whilst doing his duty. 
We that are left behind have lost in him a. 
good comrade and a cheerful com|)anion." I'nm. 

BUSH, ALFRED JOHN, 2nd Lieut., 2nd Battn. (10th J-'oot) The Lincolnshire 
Regt., eldest s. of Alired Walter Bn.-^h, of Albrjan, Yiew Road. Highgate, London, 
N., bv his wife, Alice .Maud. dau. of George Brinslev. of Norwood ; b. Lonil»iii, 
13 Dec. 1894: educ. Broadstairs, and Highgate Colleize ; subsequently enlend 
his father's business : was unable to join the Artn\- immediately war broke out 
owing to a surgical operation, but as soon as he was tit. joined the University of 
London O.T.C. He was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Lincolnshire Kegt. in Sept. 1916 ; 
served with t!ie Expeditionary Force in France from the following Dec, and was 
killed in action at Westhoek Ridge 31 July, 1917. Buried about two miles 
east of Ypres ; 'oin}. 

BUSH, JAMES CROMWELL, M.C., Lieut., R.F.C., eldest n. of the Rev. 
Herbert Cromwell Bush, of Seend. co. Wilts, formerly Vicar Choral of Salisbury 
Cathedral, bv his wife, Mabel, dau. of the late General ReyneH Taylor. CIV. 
C.S.L ; b. Salisburv, 14 March, 1891 ; educ. Frithani School. Lyndhnrst. and 
St. Edward's School, Oxford ; went to Ceylon and Didia on a Tea Plantation in 
1911, but was invalided home. AVhen war broke out he was learning Laud 




Albert Bush. 



Agency ; gazetted 2nd I,leut. 5th (Service) Battn. The Duke of Edinburgli's 
(Wiltshire Regt.) in Sept. 1914; served with the Mediterranean Kxpi-ditionary 
Force at Gallipoli. and was one of the few survivors in tliat battalion after the 
landing at Suvla Bay ; proceeded to Egypt : volunteered for the Jloyal Flying 
Corps ; obtained his wings in England in May, 1917, and served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France, where he brought down five enemy aeroplanes, and 
was recommended for a flight ; was reported missing after flying in France on 
a patrol over enemy lines 7 Oct. 1917. and is now reported, by a message irom 
a German aeroplane, to have been killed on that date. Buried at .Neuville, 
north of llotders. His Commanding Officer wrote : " He was such a cheerful 
and efficient officer," and another officer : " He was always so keen and eager," 
He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 28 Jan. 1916], by General 
Sir Ian Hamilton, and awarded the Militan,'^ Cross [London Gazette. 2 Feb. iyi6L 
for gallant and di-stinguished service in the field ; ^imn. 

BUSHELL, A., Corpl., No. 7780. 2nd Battn. The York and Lancaster Regt. ; 
Served with the ICxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 29 Oct. 1914. 

BUSHELL, A., Private, Xo. 7807, 3rd Battn. The Rifle Brigade; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

BUSHNELL, A., Private, No. 7027, 1st Battn. The Wiltshire Regt.: served 
witli the ICxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 
BUSHNELL, G. H., Private, No. fi318. The Wiltshire Regt.; served with the 
I'-xpeditionary i'oree in France ; killed in action 22 Sept. 1914. 
BUSS, HILARY THOMAS, 2nd Lieut., R.F.C., s. of the late Dr. William 
Lawrence Woodward Buss, M.B.Cantab.. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.Lond.. by his wife, 
Berta. dau. of Hilary John, of Guernsev ; b. Southamjiton, 29 Oct. 1896 ; educ, 
St. Ignatius College, Stamford Hill, London, N. ; .enlisted in the 1st Battn. The 
Kinir's (l,i\eriPOol Regt.); served with the Expeditionarv Force in France and 
Flanders irum Oct. 1914 ; transferred to the R.F.C. in Aug. 19lfi ; was gazetted 
2nd Lieut. 26 Oct. 1917. being appointed 2nd A-ssistant Gunnery Instructor to 
the Wing Staff at Stamford, co. Lincoln, in Dec. 1917, and was killed there 
21 Jan. 1918, the result of an aeroplane accident. 

BUSWELL, EDWARD TOM, Private. No. 21080, 7th (Service) Battn. The 
Butf' (ICa>t Kent Kegt.). 4th s-. of John Barber Buswell, by his wife, Elizabeth 
dau. ni Siiadrack Pettifer ; b. Kettering, 22 Aug. 1883; educ. St. Andrew's, 
Northampton ; was a Boot and Shoe Oiierative ; enlisted 22 Feb. 1917 ; ser\-ed 
with the Expeditionary Force in France, and was killed in action at Poelcappelle 
12 Oct. 1917. A comrade wrote : " We shall miss him very nuieh, as he was a 
keen soldier and most popular with all the platoon." He m. at St. Sepulchre's, 
Northampton, in 1906, Ada (29, Compton Street. Northampton), eldest dau. of 
William Budworth, of Manchester, and had three children : William Arthur, 
b. 11 Jan. 1907 ; Elsie Elizabeth, b. 14 Oct. 1912, and Jack Cliambers, b. 1 Oct. 
1917. 

BUTCHER, F., Driver, No. 68287, R.F.A. ; .served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; killed in action 15 Sept. 1914. 

BUTCHER, FREDERICK, Driver, No. 55727, 124th Battery, Royal Field 
Artillery, s. of Josepii Butcher, of Straits Mill. Rocking, co. Es.sex. by his wife 
Ellen : 'b. Braintree. 22 Nov. 1892 ; educ. there ; enlisted in Oct. 1908 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from .Aug. 1914 ; took 
part in the Retreat from Mons and subsequent actions ; was womided by a shell 
at Y'pres 29 Sept. 1917, and died at Le Trefjort Hospital 9 Oct. following. Buried 
there. He was presented with a silver cup 20 June. 1917. in recognition of the 
fact that he drove the same gun-team through the retreat at Mons and for three 
years after without an accident ; ifinn. 

BUTCHER, FREDERICK WILLIAM, Rifle- 
man, 12th (Service) Battn. The Royal Irish 
Rifles, *'. of the late Frank Butcher. Member 
of the London Stock Exchange, by his wife, 
vf/T^^ Elizabeth (9. Park Lane, .\ldeburgh. co. Suf- 

Ji ^^^L. folk), dau. of Thomas Hardisty ; ft. London. 

J ^\ 12 Aug. 1896 ; educ. Onndle ; }oined the Inns- 

■ ^ of Court O.T.C. in Oct. 1915 : served with the 

» j^ ^iM^ft Expeditionary Force in France from Jan. 

V *V V^^BI 1917, and was killed in action nt P'reizenberg 

9 Aug. following. Buried there. The Chap- 
lain wrote : " He lived a noble life and died 
an heroic death." (';(?«. 

BUTCHER, WILLIAM GUY DEANE. Capt., 

Jth Battn. (Loudon Uifle Brigade-) Tlie London 

Kegt. (T.F.). yst. .-. of William Deaiie Butcher, 

of Holyrood. Cleveland Road. Ealing, W.. 

M.R.C.S., bv Ills wife, Fanny, dau. of Lieut. -Col. 

Bazett. 9tK Bengal Cavalrv (retired): 6. 

Windsor, 29 Oct. 1891 ; edu'e. Harrow View 

School, and Stoke House. Slough, where he 

gained in 1904 a Foundation Scholarship 

as King's Scholar ; in 1908. gained a minor 

Trinity College. Cambridge, also the Reynolds 

Scholarship ; he took up his residence at 

' ' " ripos. 




Frederi 



Butcher. 



at Ktnn. and entered tlure 
s.liolarship for Classics to 
SrlRilarship and the Newcastle 

Trinity in 1910. and in 1913 took F'ii-st I'iass in the Cla.ssiciil 
and in 1914 First Cla.ss in Part II. of tlie Classical Tripos, and in the 
same year gained the Craven Scliolarship and the Chancellor's Medal; was 
reading for a Trinity Feilowship in .\ug. 1914. and as he had been a member 
III tlie Cambridgi- O.T.C. for three years, was gazetted 2nd Lieut, in the London 
Kitli' Brigade Oct. 1914; promoted Lieut., and ('apt. 1916: served with the 
i:\lieditionary Force in France from May, 1917. and w;is killed in action at 
Cleiieorse Wood 16 Aug. following. Buried in Gleneorse Wood, where he fell. 
Hi^ Colonel wrote : " Capt. Butcher had not been with us very lonir, but in th;- 
actions he had taken part, he had always displayed a complete fi-arlessness ami 
disregard of danger. He eiu-ouraged his men by his example and ehi-erfnlness. 
and we have lost a splendid otficer." and an otticer : " 1 cannot tell you what 
a loss he is to its. Our couipany was composed of oMieers. whose sole aim was 
to try to help each other eheerfully to perform our duty, and to make our hard- 
ships" and ineonvenienees more bearable. To say that Capt. Butcher was tlu* 
one person who. more than anyone else, succeeded in that aim, is not i-xaggerating 
a bit. He was tremendously popidar with his fellow-ottieers, and was resiK-cted 
and loved by the men of our company. He will always remain in my memory 
as one of the finest types of men I have ever known— a man who had high ideals 
and tried to live them. He is spoken of by the men with the greatest respect. 
In him they saw a man they felt tiiey could trust, aiui that trust was never mis- 
plaeed." .\nother also wrote ; " I learned to n-spect. admire and love old 
■ r.nteh.' His straightne.ss, keenness, loyalty ami invariable good temper. 
ti)g<tlier with an infinite capacity for fun, made him a companion and friend 
that stood out in my mind, even in this war of innumerable associations. It 
WiLs most noteworthy how he was liked by all ; I have heard his men cheer him 
to the echo when a draft left.'" The late'Dr. Butler, of Trinity, wrote : " Your 
dear son's K(on and Trinity career was indeed a brilliant oiu", and his character 
was nut unworthy of his fiiie mental powers. He will not soon be forgotten at 
Trinity. He seemed to have fullness of life liefore him. and no common imfruitful 
life. . . . His loss is not only a personal but a national loss," and a school and 



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William Henrv Butland. 



coHeRe friend: ■ (iuy liutrhrr di-ii ;i.-. In- liad lived, showing botli in his life 
and in his drath that In- w;>s on the sidi' of all that wiis honoiiralilt- and just 
and ri«ht. CJiiy's memory to me will alway,? be that of a tientli-nian and a 
!*cholar. who, in his nianiiood and his scholarship, wjis llchtin^ not for self- 
interest, but to make the world better than ho fonnd it. ' His men had learned 
to love and res|RCt him. an<i no man <-ould wish for more, for to win tin- love 
and respect of the British Tommy is worth death itself, for the Tommy is a hard 
judge, rightly respecting only thr jnst and tin- brave. I have lost a vrry dear 
friend, but (;ny's memory will always be an inspiration to nie ; I hope I may 
always be able to live np to his high standard of honour and scholarship." Cnm. 
BUTLAND. WILLIAM HENRY. :ind Lieut.. lOth (Service) liattn. The 
l>iirhain Li<;ht Infantr\', elder s. of George 
r.uthind. of 88. Bubbling Well Road, Shanghai, 
rhina, and Plymouth, co. Devon, Capt.. jler- 
taiitilr Marine; h. Norfolk. Virginia. I'.S.A., 
1 .liinr. ]S!tO: edue. (Iiefoo College. North 
t'hina : trained in Shanghai and in I^ondon for 
the ]»rofrssion of Architect and Civil Kngineer- 
ing. and at the time of the outliri*ak of war 
in 1H14 was employed in Cornwall, snper- 
intcndirm Itridge building ; he joined the 
\rtists' Ititles in .Ian. I'.ilo. and after .'ibout 
nine months' training was gazetted Temp. 2nd 
I.ieut. Now 1915. He proeeedi-d to the front 
in France, and died in tin- IDth Casualty Ward, 
lla^e Hospital, from the etfeets ol a u'unshot 
wonnd ill the abdomen, received whilst in tlie 
treii(he>. :!1 Jan. I'.Hti. Buried at Bocheppc, 
a villaiic- near Vpres. Shortly before lie was 
latally wounded in action he had been n-cora- 
nieiiiied for mention in Despatches for special 
machine-gun work, bv his Commanding Otficer, 
and thanked by his Ilrigadier-tleneral. His 
'iiother. 2nd Lieut. C. Butland, York and Lancaster Kegt.. was dangerously 
wounded 2'.t .Inly, HUC. : iiiini. 

BUTLER, ALBERT THOMAS, Private. No. G. 8756. 1st Battn. (.i7th Foot) 
The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Kegt.). *. of tlie late Charles James 
Butler, by his wife, lOlizabeth Sarah : b. London ; educ. City Road Board 
School ; enlisted 1 March. 1915 : served with the Expeditionarv Force in France 
from the following July, and was killed in action there 5 Feb. 1910. Buried in 
Carabrin Clinrehyard. He was the youngest of live brothers, who joined the 
service about the same time. One of "his officers wrote that he was killed instan- 
taneously by the explosion of a heavy slielt. which blew up the dug-out he was 
in. with several others ; iinm. 

BUTLER, C, Private. No. 8352. 1st Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 16 Sept. 19U. 
BUTLER, C. H., Seri.'t.. No. 6184. 2nd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 
BUTLER. CLIFFORD HICKS, 2n.i Lieut.. 5th (Territorial), attd. 6th (Terri- 
Tonal), Battn. The Black Watch (Royal Hitihlanders). eldest s. of Henry Jackson 
Butler, of Ber House, Norwich. Merchant, bv his wife, Susanna, elder dau. of 
the late Charles Hicks, of The Bury, Felstead, 
CO. Essex ; b. Booton, near Norwich, 26 Sept. 
1881 : I'duc. Norwich flrammar Scliool. and 
Jesus College. Oxford (Classical Exhibitioner), 
where he sraduated with Honours, and was 
suhsi-.pHiitly articled to the firm of Stevens, 
-Miller .V Jones. Solicitors, Norwich ; came out 
First in Honours at the final examination of 
the Incorporated Law Society in 19(18. receiving 
the Clemi'nt's Inn and Daniel Reardon prizes, 
and the same year obtained an appointment 
as Assistant Solicitor to the East Riding 
N'orkshire County Council, which post he held 
until 1913. when he was appointed Assistant 
''"li( iter to the Cambridgesliire County Council : 
j<'iiii-d the Public Schools Battn. of the Royal 
Fu.->iliers iis a Private 21 Oct. 1914; obtained 
a commission in the Black Watch 28 July, 
1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France from 25 Sept. 1916. and was killed in 
action at the Battle of Arras 2:i April, 1917. 
Buried in Brown's Copse British Cemeterv, 
at I-ampoiix. near Arras. Lieut.-Col. T. M. Booth wrote : " Your dear son fell 
wlHle bravely leading lus men in the terrific battle of 23 April. He was beloved 
by us all: his cheery and lovable disiiosition endeared him to us all. while it was 
evident that he was more than commonly gifted with the qualities of a leader." 
and again : " 1 have rarely met a man who so impressed me with his character. 
1 lound hini out jjretty qiiickly. as 1 saw Iiim for the first time at Courcellettes 
HI the trenches, and at once appreciated his worth." Cnm. 

BUTLER, G., Private. No. 12149. 2ud Battn. The Grenadier Guards; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 1 Sept. 1914. 

BUTLER, JOHN FITZHARDINGE PAUL, V.C. D.S.O., Capt . 4tli Battn. 
The Kind's Hoyal HiHe Corps, onlv a\ of Lieut.-Col. Francis Paul John liiitler, 
<>! \\ yck Hill. CO. Gloucester, late IStli Hussars, bv his wife. Elspeth Fitzhardinge. 
dau. Of tin- 2nd Baron Giffard ; b. Berkelev. co. ■Gloucesti-r, 20 Dec. 1888 ; educ. 
\\elhngton College, and the Roval Militafv College, Sandhm-st ; gazetted 2nd 
Lieut, jving's Royal Rifle Corps 13 Feb. 1907 : promoted Lieut. 21 Aug. 1909. 
and Capt. 4 March, 1915 : was employed with the West African Frontier Force 
from Oct. 1913 : served in West and East Africa during the European War 
1914-16. and died at Kimnga. East Africa. 4 Sept. 1916. from wounds received 
in action there. Buried at Matomloo Mipion. Capt. Butler was awarded the 
AictorJa Cross [London Gazette, 23 Aug. 1915]. "for most conspicuous bravery 
in the Cameroons. West Africa. On 17 Nov. 1914. with a partv of 13 men, he 
went into the thick bush and at once attacked the euemv. in strength about 100, 
mcluding several Europeans, defeated them, and captured, their machine gun 
and many loads of ammunition. On 27 Dec. 1914. when on patrol dutv. with a 
lew men. he swam the Ekam River, wluch was held bv the enemv, alone and in 
the face of a brisk fire, completed liis reconnaissance on the further bank, and 
Tetimied in safety. Two of lus men were wounded while he was actuallv in the 
water," and was awarded the Distingiiislied Service Order [London Gazette, 
26 June. 1916], for distinguished braverv in the field, being also twice mentioned 
in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the field ; num. 
BUTLER, P., L.-CorpL, No. 11976. The Sherwood Foresters: served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Sept. 1914. 
BUTLER, ROBERT ALEXANDER, M.M.. L.-CorpL. No. 5199, 2nd Battn. 
(6th Foot) The Royal Warwickshire Re<.rt.. >-. of William Butler, of 19. Svdenliam 
^TTOve. Svdenliam Road, Sparkbrook, liinningham, bv his wife. JIarv Jane, dau. 
of Robert (and Jane) Chandler; b. Millwall, London, 28 Sept. 1897: educ. 
Clarkson Street School. West Ham ; enlisted Sept. 1914 ; served with the Expedi- 




Clifford Hicks Butler. 




William Henrv Butler. 



tionary Force in France and llanciers from June, 1015 ; wius wounded 2 March, 
1916. and invalidi-d home : returned to France 31 .\ui;. followini.'. and was killed 
in action 9 Oct. 1917. His Cimimanding Olhcer wrote: " He was killed by a 
shell just as they entered the German trenches, and that alt the company thought 
a lot of him." He was awarded the Military Medal for carrying despatches 
throutrh a heavy I'arrage Are ; vtnn. 

BUTLER, WILLIAM HENRY, Private, 
,\o. 46992. Machine (iim Corps, 2nd .v. of Thomas 
Butler, by his wife. Charlotte ; b. 12 Sept. 1893 ; 
educ. Wood (ireen, N. : was a Milk Carrier; en- 
listed 19 May, 1916; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 25 
Sept. 1916, and was killed in action 26 May. 1917, 
b\- a piece of slirapnel while waiting outside a 
dressing station, having been previously 
Wduii'led. Lieut. Bathlav wrote: "I must 
add that I always found Private Butler a very 
conscientious and willing worker. He was very 
popular with all the men. and we are all very 
sorry about losint; him." He ?;i. at Tottenham, 
23 June. 1914, Florence Lydia (1, High Cross 
Cottage, Tottenham, N.), dau. of Thomas 
F'rancis. 

BUTLER, WILLIAM PERCY (JACK), 
L.-CorpL, No. 26187, lOlh (Service) Battn. 
The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, eldest s. of 
William John liutler, of 36, York Road, 
Kingstown, M.A.. Assistant Librarian. Trinity College, Dublin, by his wife, 
Georgina, dau. of the late John Wilson Elliott, .M.D., Deputy Inspector-General. 
R.N. ; b. Moy, co. Tyrone, 8 May, 1896 ; educ. Corrig School. Kingstown ; was 
employed as "a Clerk 'in the Dublin branch of the Bank of Ireland : enlisted 19 
Feb. 1916 ; serveci with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 
the following Aug.. and died at No. 19 Casualty Clearing Station 24 April, 1917, 
from wounds received in action at Gavrelle. Buried at Agnez-les-Duisans, near 
Arras. His Lievit. wrote : " A portion of a shell struck your son on 23 Ai»ril, 
while he was in charge of a Lewis gun in the trenches, the piece entering the back 
of the right shouhhT. apparently injuring the lung. He was conscious to the 
time of leaving tlte trenches, and did not admit suttering excessive pain. Your 
son was a thoroughly reliable soldier, in whom his officers liad every confidence, 
and his loss is much felt by lus comrades in the battalion, amongst whom he was 
so popular." Vnm. 

BUTT, RICHARD ACTON, 2nd Lieut.. 9th (Service), attd. 5th (Service). 
Battn. The King's (Shroiishire Light Infantry), n. of George William liutt. late 
Manager, Hong-Kong and Shanghai Bank, Singajiore, bv his wife, Emilv Sarah, 
dau. of T. E. White, of Ashley, co, Wilts: b. Shanghai. China. 7 Aug. 1891 ; 
educ. St. I'eter's. Weston-super-Mare, and Marlborough : volunteered and 
enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers 14 Sept. 1914; gazetted 2nd Lieut. (Temp.) 
25 Jan. 1915 : served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and 
was killed in action near Ypres 9 Jan. 1916. Buried in Briclen Cemetery, near 
Y'pres : num. 

BUTT, THOMAS, L.-CorpL. No. 9800, 1st 
Battn. (6th Foot) The Roval Warwickshire 
Regt., 3rd .^. of William Butt, of Ashtid Row, 
Birmingham, by his wife. lOmma. dau. of 
Joseph Ironmonger; 6. Birmiimham. 17 Dec. 
1880 ; educ. Sir Josiah Mason's Orphanage, 
l^nliimton. near Birmingliam ; was a Brass 
I'.iiriiisher employed by Messrs. Reeves & Co., 
Lirnijiii'liam ; served in the South African 
War 1899-1901 (Queen's Medal with four 
clasps) : re-enlisted 17 Dec. 1914 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from Jan. 1915 ; was wounded at 
Ypres 25 April following, and invalided home; 
returned to France on recovery : was again 
wounded 1 July. 1916. and was killed in action 
at Yimy Ridge 11 April, 1917. A comrade 
wrote : " 1 can tell you he was one of the best 
and bravest soldiers we had. and 1 shall miss 
him very much, and all his platoon and myself 
>end you tlieir deepest sympathy." He m. 
at Birmingham. 2.5 Oct. 1*904. Amy, dau. of 
William Hubbledav, and had tluee children: 
Thomas. 6. 7 Nov.' 1907 : Edward, b. 2 May, 
1912. and Florence Beatrice, b. 25 June. 1914. 
BUTTERFIELD, REGINALD HERBERT, 
Private, No. 4631, 1st Battn. (79th Foot) 
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, eldest 
.S-. of William Priestly Butterfleld, of Rose 
Villa, Menston, Leeds, by his wife, Annie, dau. 
of John Wyld ; b. Frizinhall, Bradford, 11 
Jan. 1892 ; " educ. New College, Harrogate ; 
was subsequently a Director and Secretary in 
liis father's business, known as Messrs. W. P. 
I'.iittertield. Ltd., Galvanizing Tank Works, 
Lower Holme, Baildon ; enlisted 15 Feb. 1916 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 12 July, and was killed in 
action at Bazentin-le-Petit 17 Aug. following, 
by a trench mortar. Buried there ; iwm. 

Reginald H. Butterfleld. ?VP™^|' ,?- ^,"™^'"- -^> , '^-■'- '1 

Battn. The Northamptonsiure Regt.; served 

with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 17 Sept. 1914. 
BUTTERWORTH, A., Private, No. 7517, 1st Battn. The King's Royal Rifle 
Corps ; served with the Expeditionary Force in FYance ; died of wounds 1 Oct. 

1914. 

BUTTER>VORTH, A., Private, No. 1329, 1st King's Own (Royal Lancaster) 
Reirt. ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in actidn 13 Oct. 
1914. 

BUTTERWORTH. J., Private. No. 9194, The Argyll and Sutherland High- 
landers ; served with the Expeditionarv Force in France ; died of woimds 9 
Sept. 1914. 

BUTTON, STANLEY, Private. No. 5562, 14th (Service) Battn. The Royal 
Sussex Regt.. s. of George Button,, of Lime Kiln. Coddenham. Ipswich, by his 
wife, Amelia, dau. of George Parker ; b. Coddenliam aforesaid, 22 March, 1894. 
educ. there ; was a Stockman ; enlisted 7 April. 1916 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 7 Auk. following, and was killed in 
action 11 June. 1917. He vi. at Barking, co. Suffolk. 24 Dec. 1914, Mary May 
(Ipswich Road, Needham Market), dau. of John (and Eliza) Chaplin, and hail 
a dau., Ellen Mary, b. 29 Jan. 1916. 




Thomas Butt. 




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BYGOTT, FRANK, Corpl.. No. 74. 15th (Service) Battn. (1st Leeds) The 
Prince of Waks's Own (AVest Yorkshire Regt.), s. of James Bygott, of 128, 
Austhorpe Road, Crossgates, Leeds, by his wife, Mary, dau. of George Towle ; 
6. Barton-on-Humber. co. Lincoln ; ediic. Lancing College ; enlisted in the 15th 
West York>hiri' R'-^t. 9 Sept. 1914 ; served with the Egj-ptian Expeditionary 
Force in Eiivjit until 8 March, 19!(i, when he went to France, and was killed in 
action ther>- :in Manh following; uiim. 

BYRNE, EDWARD, 2nd Lieut., 6th (Service) Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's 
Light Infantry, eldest s. of the late Henry 
Byrne, of Dunla\-In, co Wicklow, by liis wife 
" Mary. dau. of Andrew Halpin ; and nephew 
to Patrick Byrne. ex-Superintendent of the 
Dublin Metropolitan Police ; b. Dunlavin 
aforesaid, 8 Dec. 1886 ; educ. De La Salle 
College, Waterford ; Leeds University, and 
London University ; was subsequently employed 
as a Teacher under the London County Council ; 
gazetted 2nd Lieut. Duke of Cornwall's Light 
Infantry from the London Univi-rvity O.T.C. 
'.> Oct. 1915 ; trained at Weymouth and Ware- 
ham ; served with the Expiditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from 9 Sept. 1916 i 
took part in the fighting on the Sonime, the 
Battle of Arras, and the fighting roimd Ypres, 
and was killed in action at Inverness Copse 
2S Aug. 1917, while leading his platoon into 
action. His Colonel wrote : " He was killed 
instantaneously by a rific bullet through the 
head whilst leading his platoon very gallantly. 
His loss is mourned by all ranks, by whom he 
was universally liked and admired." Unm. 
BYRNE, LEO FRANCIS, 2nd Lieut., 6th (Ser\ice) Battn. The Roval Irish 
Regt., only «. of .Matthew William Byrne, of 42, St. James* Street. Dublin, 
Eng.-Lieut., R.D., Royal Naval Reserve, by his wife, Emily, dau. of P. G. 
O'Connor, of Kingston House, Dundrum, co. Dublin ; b. Liverpool. 26 May, 1895 ; 
educ. St. Malachy's College, Belfast, and Blackrock College, Dublin ; gazetted 
2nd Lieut. 6th Royal Irish Regt. 3 Dec. 1914 : went to France in Dec. 1915, and 
was killed in action 21 Aug. 1916, during a night raid on the enemy's lines south- 
west of Loos. Buried at Noeux-les-Mines, near where he fell. Lieut. -Col. F. 
Curzon, Commanding his Battalion, WTote to his father : "... My regiment 
carried out a raid on the enemy's lines, and your son was in command of one oi 
the parties. He had barely left our trenches with his men when he fell dead. 
It was instantaneous, and he could not have suffered a moment's pain. . . . 
Your son died for his country in the noblest of causes, and I tru^t the thought 
of this will be some consolation to you in your grief." His Major (W. Redmond) 
also wrot<* : " Our Chaplain, Father O'Connell, read the funeral service, and 
a large crowd of his brother officers attended the funeral. ... I was with him 
for sixt^^en montlis wliilst I commanded B Coy. up to last June (1915), and in all 
that time I trot to know your son well and liked him greatly, as all his comrades 




Edward Byrne. 



did." 



Uxm. 



BYRNE, PATRICK, Private, No. 16190, 8th (Service) Battn. The Royal Dublm 
Fusiliers, s. of John Byrne. Carpenter, by his wife. Julia ; b. Arklbw, 1871 ; 
educ. St. Mary's School there ; enlisted in the Royal Dublin Fasiliers in 1898 ; 
served in the South African War 1899-1902 (Queen's Medal with tlu-ee clasps; 
King's Medal witlt two clasps) ; passed into the Reserve at Naas 5 Aug. 1902 ; 
re-enlisted in the 5th Battn. of the same regiment 1 May, 1907 ; served with 
the E.xpeditionarv Force in France, and was killed in action bv shell fire 4 Jan 
1916. He m. in Dublin, 24 Aug. 1902. Anne (17, Turner's Cottages, BallsbridLi.-. 
Dublin), dau. of Thomas Murrav, and had four children: John, b. 30 .\pril. 
1905 ; Thomas Patrick, b. 4 March. 1910 ; Patrick, b. 17 March, 1912, and 
Christina Mary. b. 23 Dec. 1907. 

BYWATERS, E., Private. No. 10333. The Bedford-shire Regt.; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 9 Sept. 1914. 

CABLE, J., Private. No. 8704, 2nd Battn. The Essex Regt. : served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 

CADDEN, H., L.-Corpl., No. 10162, 1st Battn. The Shropshire Light Infantry ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 24 Sept. 1914. 

CADELL, ASSHETON BIDDULPH, 2nd Lieut., 10th (Service) Battn. The 
Devonsliire Regt., attd. 8th (Service) Battn. The Queen's Own (Royal West 
Kent Regt..), only child of Dr. Nevi! Pottow Cadell, of Foxlease. Camberley, by 
his wife, Gertrude Louisa, dau. of the late Francis Wellesley Marsli Biddulpli, 
of Ratlirobin. King's County, J.P. ; b. Tiverton. North Devon, 18 JIarch, 1894 ; 
educ. Woodcote. co. Oxon (Rev. J. H. Wilkinson), and Lancing College ; obtained 
a commission in the Devonsliire Regt. 17 March, 1915 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 6 Oct. following, where he was at- 
tached to the 8th West Kent Regt., and died in the arabulanre on Iiis way to 
hospital three hours aft«r ha\ing been wounded in action at Clutcan Beige, 
near Ypres, 19 Feb. 1916. Buried in Lyssenthoek Soldiers' Cemetery, near 
Poperinghe ; unm. 

GADMAN, SAMUEL, Private, No. 23490, 15th (Senice) Battn. The Sherwood 
Foresters (Xottinghamsliire and Derbysliire Regt.). s. of Samuel Cadman, 3Iiner ; 
b. Darhiston. co. Stafford. 19 Jan. 1881 ; educ. Bilston. co. Stafford ; enlisted 
20 Feb. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, 
and died of wounds received in action on the Sorame 21 July. 1916. He tn, at 
Bilston, 29 Julv. 1906, Marv Ann, dau. of Isaiah Piatt, and had four children ; 
Samuel, b. 4 March, 1912 ; John, b. 9 March, 1916 ; Marv Ann, 6. 20 Dec. 1907, 
and Lizzie, b. 25 May, 1912. 

CADMAN, WILLIAM, Commander, R.N., .k. of the late Reginald Cadman, 
by his wife, Charlotte Agnes, dau. of Dr. Douglas, 
of Quebec ; b. Broughton, near Mai ton, co. 
York, 1 April, 1879 : educ. Colet Court, Ham- 
mersmith, London, W. ; joined the Navy as 
a Naval Cadet in 1893 ; was promot-ed sub- 
Lieut. 1897. Lieut. 1901, Lieut.-Commander 
1906. and Commander June, 1913 ; served on 
H.M.S. Repulse (1895), H.M.S. Majestic. H.M.S. 
Diadem. H.M.S. Dolphin. H.M.S. IndomitaMe, 
H.M.S. Panther, H.M.S. Sirius. H.M.S. R.-dpoIe. 
and from 1912-14 was Commander at Shotli y 
Naval Establishment for Boys, being appointed 
to H.M.S. Vanguard in Jan. 1914. and was 
lost when that ship was sunk 9 July. 1917. 
Rear-Admiral Cecil S. Hickley wrote to his 
brother : " Your brother served under me at 
Shotley and in the Vanguard for about four 
years, and I learnt to appreciate him at his 
true worth. We all loved liim, and I p.-rsonally 
have lost such a good friend. Words fail me 
William Cadman. to tell vou wliat I feel in the loss of one whose 





Colin Stewart Calder. 



loyalty and devotion to duty I learnt to value at its true worth. His hold 
over l)oth officers and men was quit^* exceptional. AM who knew him have 
indf'il lost a great friend, and th*; Navy lias lost an officer of sterling worth 
and noble character." He won the Cliina Medal during the Boxer Rebellion of 
1900 ; unm. 

CAIRNS, T., Private, No. 9529, 1st Battn. The Cameron Highlanders ; ser\ed 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 
CAKE, W. C, Sergt., No. 8323, 1st Battn. The Dorsetshire lU-gt. ; served with 
th'- Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 12 Sept. 1914. 

CALDER, COLIN STEWART, Private, No. 
5785. l,14t!i Battn. < Lon^lon Scottish) The 
London Regt. (T.F.), 3rd and y.st. *. of Ronald 
Bain Calder, of Dingwall, co. Ross, by his 
wife, Mary Campbell, dau. of Cohn Stewart. 
of Dingwall ; b. Leyton. co. Essex, 18 Aug. 
1894 : educ. Newport Road School, Leyton. 
and the County High School for Boys. Le>ion- 
.-itone ; was a Bank Clerk in the London and 
South Western Bank, Ltd. ; joined the London 
Scottish in Nov. 1915 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 
June, 1916, and was killed in action at the 
Battle of Arras 9 April, 1917. Buried near 
Neuville Vitasse. His Lieutenant wrote ; 
" The loss of your son is keenly felt in the 
platoon, where he was always a splendid 
fellow," and his Platoon Sergt. : ** He was- 
always most cheerful and a great worker." 
He was a keen sportsman, excelling at swim- 
ming and di\ing, and was awarded the Roj'al 
Life Saving Society's Certificate and Medallion 
for life saving in 1914 ; tinm. 
CALDER. EDWIN, Private, No. 44, 10th (Service) Battn. The Royal Fusiliers 
(City of London Regt.), yst. s. of Alexander Calder. of 15, Inverary Terrace, 
Diindri', House Proprietor, by his wife. Jessie Goldsmith, dau. of the late James 
Brown, Cabinet Maker ; b. Dundee, 27 July. 1890 ; educ. Harris's Academy, 
and Bruce's College, Dundee ; after serving his apprenticeship in a Stockbroker's 
office in Dundee, went to London, and when war broke out was in the employ of 
J. and J. Reid, Crown Court. Old Broad Street, E.C. He had served for some 
time in the Marquis of Tullibardine's Scottish Horse, and immediately volun- 
teered, and enlisted in the 10th Royal Fusiliers in Sept. 1914 ; went to France 
with his battalion in July, 1915 ; served in the trenches for ten montlis. and died 
in No. 19 Casualty Clearing Station 5 May, 1916, of wounds received in action 
the previous day, by shell fire in the trenches. Buried in Doullens Militar>' 
Cemetery. His Commanding Officer wrote that he was a great loss to the com- 
jiany, a.^ he was one of their best and bravest men ; unm. 

CALDER. W., L.-Corpl., No. 960. The Seaforth Highlanders ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 
CALDERBANK, J., Private, No. 804, The Royal Warwickshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 
CALDICOTT, GEORGE, D.C.M.. M.M., Sergt.. Acting Coy. Sergt.-Major, No. 
7995. 2nd Battn. (82nd Foot) The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lan- 
cashire Regt.), 2nd and only surv. .<. of Oeorge Caldicott, of Yardley. Corporation 
Engine Driver, by his wife. Jane ; b. Marston Green, near Birmingham, 17 July. 
1889 ; educ. Yardley ; enlisted 15 March, 1905 : served three years in England 
and six years in India; obtained his discharge, and joined the Reserve 7 March. 
1914. bring then employed as a Rubber Worker; was called up on the out- 
break of war the following Aug. : served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
from the I3th : took part in the Retreat from Jlons ; was wounded at La Bassee 
ill S.jit., but returned to the front in March. 1915, and died 15 June, 1917, from 
w.Mimls received in action at Messines Ridge. Buried about 1,000 yards east of 
.Mc-^sines. Lieut. -Col. D. L. Maxwell WTote : *' Your husband was the bravest 
man I ever knew. I had already sent his name in for a bar to his D.C.M. for 
liis sfilendid work on Messines Ridge. He died like the brave soldier he was — 
face to the foe. leading his platoon to the attack." and Capt. R. Nevill : " I 
cannot speak too liighly of the most excellent work he has done during the time 
he has been in my company. I had the greatest confidence in him. and he always 
carried out his work cheerfullv and conscientiously. His loss is a verv great one." 
He was awarded the D.C.M. "in Sept. 1916, and the Military Medal 7 June, 1917, 
for conspicuous gallantry in the field. He m. at West Bromwich. Birmingham, 
14 March. 1914. Maud Winifred (Birmingham), dau. of the late Edward Cross, of 
Sparkhill, Birmingham. 

CALDWELL, S., Sergt.. No. 4758, 9th Lancers ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; killed in action 29 Sept. 1914. 

CALEB, CLEMENT DARYL NICOLL. 2nd Lieut.. 8th (Service) Battn. The 
Devonshire Regt., only s. of Clement Cornelius Caleb, of the Medical College, 
I-ahore. India. Professor of Physiology, by his wife. Mary. dau. of Thomas 
Maclean; b. Lahore, India, 5 Nov. 1893; educ. Steyne School, Worthing; 
Berkhamsted School, and Birmingham University ; joined the University and 
Public School Corps 4 Sept. 1914 ; obtained a commission in the Devonshire Regt. 
Oct. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 
5 Dee. 1916. until 2 April, 1917, when he was killed in action at Ecoust. A 
brotlier otiierr wrote : " He died as he lived, gloriously and manfully. His per- 
sonality etideared bira to his men, who worshipped him. because they saw in him 
all thosi- ijualities which make up the great soldier." Cnm. 
CALKIN, JOHN ERNEST, 2nd Lieut., 22nd (Service) Battn. The Northum- 
berland Fiisiliers eldest s. of John Ernest 
Calkin, of Salcombe, Pharmacist, by his wife. 
Elizabeth, dau. of J. Mill ; b. Southampton^ 
2 Jan. 1S92 ; educ. Conmiercial School, Sal- 
combe, South Devon ; w;ls an Architect and 
Survevor. assisting Mr. Perrott, of Kings- 
bridge ; joined the Artistes' Riflt-s O.T.C. 7 Sept. 
1915; obtained a comnii.ssion 23 May, 1916; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 10 July, 1916. and was killed 
in action at Arras 9 April, 1917. Buried at 
King Crater, Roclincourt. His Commanding 
Olficer wrote : '" I am now so sorry that I had 
no opportunity of telling liim how much I 
admired his gallantry on the 9th of this month. 
when he led his men in the attack. He was 
a favourite among us all. and we shall miss him 
sadly. He was killed whilst doing his duty 
in the most admirable manner.'* The Chaplain 
wrote : " He was gallantly leading liis men in 
the gffat advance of that day when he was 
mortally wounded. We shall miss him very 
greatly in the battalion, and I personally feci that I have lost a real friend." 




John Ernest Calkin. 



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CALLAGHAN, JAMES, I-.-CorpI.. No. ;;(m):J. 1st Hattii. (4l.st Ko(it) Tli<- 
Wi'Ish Itojit.. ti. ot James CjiIIukIuih. H;uilitr : h. Livi-rpool. 5 .May. IHT.') ; ccIik-. 
tluTe : WHS I'inployed ;is ii Haulirr in tlif Mcrthyr Colliery; I'lilistt'd 11 Miu.. 
1914, AitvT the outhreak of war ; served with tlie Kxpeditionary Koree in Kriiiier 
from 22 Sept. following, and was killed in aetinn at Loos 1 Oct. UHti. lie in. 
at St. MarVs K.r. Church, Merthyr Tydvil. Hi April. ISlMi. Catherine (III, I'ieton 
Street, Caedraw Merthvrl. dan. of John Kailicr, and had four children; Morris, 
b. 17 April. 1!>02 : James, b. 27 Xov. UHl ; Kllen. b. 27 Jan. lUOl. and Catherine, 
b. 3 Oct. 1012. 
CALOW, F. L. 



served with tlie Kxpeditionary 



Uunner. No. 00440. K.K.A. ; 
Force in Frano- : killed in action 20 Sept. 1014, 
CALVERT, G., l*riv; te. So. 11288. 1st Itattn. Tlic Grenadier (inards ; served 
witli the KxiM^ditionary Force in Franoi- ". died ol wounds 2(> Oct. 1914. 
CAMERON, DONALD ALEXANDER, (Uinner, No. 19785:J. C Battery, 
17:ird Brigade. Hoval Field Artillery, yst. .s-. of the late Oonatil Carnrron. liy his 
wile, charlotte ( Ballindallocli. eo. liautf). dan. ot the latr I'.-trr (iraiit. of liallin- 
dalloch ; //. Toronto. Canada. IS Dee. 1894 
:Miiray : enlisted 1 Feh. 1010; served with 
and Fliuiders : was reeonnnended for the 
action at Vpres 27 July. 1917 : num. 
CAMERON, FRANCIS BLAKE, l.ieut. 
Own Canirnm Hiijlilandi is. y>I. .s, <ii Sir 
(lovernor and Couiniander-in-Chief of (ianiliia. \Vest Alri 
Selwyn. dau. of Kohcrt JXclntosh Isaacs, 1,1,. I)., Solicitor-! 



edue. Cronuiale I'uhlie Selumi. eo. 

, the Expeditionary Force in France 

Military Medal, and was killed in 



rth (Serviei') Battn. The (Queen's 
Fdward John Cameron. K.C.M.d".. 
h>- his wife. K\a 
■niTal of Sydiie\, 
A\istraliu; and brother to Corpl. Kvan Stuart Caini'ron. who was kill'-d in action 
24 April. lOla Isee Vol. 1.. pa^e 07] ; h. Crand Turk. Turk-'s Islands, West 
Indies, 14 Oct. 1896: ednc. Laiidmiok, Bracknell, co. Berks, and Ros.sall 
(Scholar): was a Cierk in the Bank of ConinMree, Miuitrcal. Canada, and on 
the outbreak of war enlisted in tlie Koyal .Montreal Uej.'t. ; came over with the 
I-'irst Contintient; was gazetted 2ud Lieut. 7th Cameron Hiuhhuul'-rs 4 Feb. 
lOlj, and promoted Lieut. May, 1910; went to France tin' lollimiim Sept.: 
was wounded 17 Aufi. 1010. whilt' uoini: out to carry in a wounded man, and 
diid two days afterwards. Jiuriid in the Military Ci-metery near BucliviHiers. 
on the Somiiie battle-front. He wa.s .Machiui- iJuii Otliei-r to his battalion, and 
was hit shortly alter an action, in wliicii the liattalion took a line of (Jerman 
trenches. His Colonel wrote : " He was very popular both with his brother 
otticers and also the men. 1 always fonn<l liim a keen, conscientious, hard- 
workinc otficer. and feel his loss very much." rmu. 

CAMERON. IAN GILMOUR, 2iid Lieut.. 1st Battn. (79th Foot) The Quci-n's 
Own Cameron Hi'-'hianders. attd. li.F.C.. elder s. of .Major James Cameron, of 
The Fountain. Loauhead, E.A.M.C (T.F.). attd. Lothians and Border Hoi-se 
(T.F.). by his wife, Mary McLean, dau. of l,ient.-('ol. .\ndrcw Oilmour, J. P., 
Provost of Linlithaow ; b. Loanhead, co. Midlothian, 23 Sept. 1897; edue. 
l.esswude. Iviinbur'^h Academy, where he was a Corpl. in the O.T.C.. and tlie Royal 
.Military Collet:''. Sandtiur-t ; " was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Queen's Own Cameron 
Hiuhlaiider- lire. l<il.'). Inins; attached to the R.F.C. in Jan. ; obtained lii^ Pilot's 
Certilicate in April, and his Wings two months later; served witli the Fxpidi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from June, and died at the chief dressing 
station. Beaungny, 9 Nov. 1910, from wounds received in action wliile leading a 
bombing raid. Buried in the Military Cemetery there [Grave No. 489]. He was 
a keen athlete, playing full back for the Edinburgh Academy Kugby Football 
team for two years, and wing-half for the Sandhurst XV. ; iinm. 
CAMERON, J., Private. No. 2370, The Black Watch ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 15 Sept. 1914. 

CAMERON, JOHN MUNN, Private, No. 5,547. 3/9th (Teiritorial) Battn. 
(Glasgow Highlanders) The Hi'jhland Light hdantry, 2ud s. of the late Rober 
John Cameron, of 12, Mount Stuart Street. Shawlands, Glatigow, Drysalter, by 
his wife. Margaret, dau. of John Mnnn ; h. Sliawlands, Glasgow, 19 Jan. 1892; 
(■due. Shawlands Academy; was a Commercial Traveller; joined the (Jlasgow 
HiL'liland<rs 31 Jan. 1910 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flaudrrs from 1 Aug. following, and died at St. George's Military Hosjiital, 
Stockport. Feb. 1017. from ph-urisy, contracted wlnle on active service ; unm. 

CAMERON, ROBERT BROWN, L.-CorpL, 3rd Battn. Canadian Expeditionary 
l-orce, .V. of Helen Cameron, of 22. Prospect Terrace, Aberdeen : b. Aberdeen, 
Nov. 1897 ; edue. Walker Road. Torry. Public School. .Wierdeeu ; was a Law 
clerk ; went out to Canada ; enlisted 30 Jan. 191.'» ; came to England, and later 
■served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in 
action at Fresnoy 3 May. 1917. Bviried there. His Chaplain wrote: "I am 
indeed sorry when I think of his brave life goni- ; Init his battalion has had most 
responsible "work lately, and it was with winning great success and honour for 
it that he olfcred himself. He died ahnost instantly, and without pain, and his 
comrades laid liis body to rest in a spot which will be marked by a cross." Unyn. 
CAMERON, WILLIAM McARTHLiR, Sergt.. No. 13383. 7th (S.-rviee) Battn. 

The Qut'cn's Own Cami'ron Highlanders, .v. of John Cameron, of 92. C;ildrr Stnet, 
Cros.shill. Glasgow, by his wife. Elizabetli. dau. of Alexander McNiiol, Farmer; 
h. Glasgow, 20 July, 1885; edue. Alibolstord Seltool there; was an Art Dealer 
in Glasgow; enlisted in Aug. 1014. .itter the ontlireak of war; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from July, 1915, and was killed in 
action at the Battle of Loos 25 Sept. following. Buried near where lie fell, 500 
yards to the left of Lens Road ; ntim. 

CAMFIELD, A., Private. No. 13200, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards ; served 
with the Expeditionary F'oree in France ; killed in action 14-10 Sept. 1914. 
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER BOSWELL, Lieut.. Sussex Yeomanry, attd. 
8th (Service) Battn. (Pioneers) The Royal Sussex Regt.. 2nd s. of the late Bruce 
Campbell, of Barquharrie, co. Ayr. Barristcr-at-Law, by his wife. Caroline 
(Pricsthaus, Hankham, co. Sussex), dau. of 

the late A. J. Willoughby; b. Eastbourne, co. 

~ [ '- ] Sus-^rx. 19 Jan. 1877 : edue. Cheltenham College ; 

fwas adnutted a Solicitor in 1904 ; joined the 
^ Public Schools Training Corps in Aug. 1914 ; 
^ obtained a commission in the Sussex Yeomanry 
B 10 April. 1015 ; served witli the Expeditionary 
H Force in France and Flanders from 21 July, 1917. 
H and died 13 Sept. following, from wounds 
^b^ receivi'd in action near Ypres. Buried in 
^B iJuhailow H.D.S. Cemeterv there. An article 
■ '7 in ■■ The Field " states : " " By the death of 
' Lieut. Alexandi'r Boswell Campbell of wounds 
in France on the 13th inst. the world of sport 
is the i»oon'r for one whose memory will long 
be cherished in Stissex, where he had lived at 
Prii-tbaus, near Peveasey. From 1902-14 
^^^ \i<- w;is Ma.ster of the Hailsham Harriers, and 
^^^^ liuiit.;d tliese old southern and blue mottled 
^^^^1 hounds with marked success, being as good a 

man on Jus feet as in the saddle ; these hounds 
are hunted on foot in tins marsh country. 
lie hunted also with the East Sussex, E;»sthourne and Southdown Hunts, and 
ode in many cross-country races, winning the Heavy-weight Cup at the East- 




Benjamin Campbell. 



Alexander B. Campbell. 



nirnr Hunt Point-to-Point Races in 1909. He was a keen llsherman and shot, 
id had hunt'd big game in Yukon and Newfoundland. Indeed, his love of 
tort was many-sided, and in each branch he excelled, and with this exeiMi-ncc 
ent a personal eliarm and wide generosity which endeared him to all who met 
III in the tiild. by the covcrt or beside the stream." He m. at Alvi-rton, co. 
arwiek. 10 .\priK 1011. Constance Ida, dau. of Sir Frederick Hamilton, Bart. . 
.Xvonclill. Stratlord-on-.\von. 

CAMPBELL, BENJAMIN, Private. No. 
13214. 14th (Service) P.attn. Princess Louise's 
(Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), 2nd w. of 
William Camjibell, of Inversnaid Cottage, Loch 
Lomond, by Glasgow, Boatman, by his wife, 
Agnes, <iau. of George Graham ; h. Parisli of Bal- 
fron, 7 Feb, 1895 ; edue. at ln\ersiuiid ; was a 
Postman ; enlisted 12 Aug. 101.3 ; served with the 
r>\prdili(jnary Force in Kranei' and Flanders 
Iruni I May, 1910. and was killed in action at 
the Battlrof Arras 24 vVpril. 1917. Buried at 
.\rras. His Commanding Oltieer wrote; 
'■ During his period of training in Kngland I wjis 
in charge of No. 10 Platoon in which >our son 
was. Both at home and during liis servii-es 
he proved himself to he a relial>lr and gallant 
soldier. He was of a quiit disposition and be- 
loved by all his comraeies. Also, lie jdined tlie 
Church in France, and took liis tirst conununioii 
tliere. and sealed his faith with (lod. 1 ought 
to tell you be sutfered no pain. He was buried 
on the Held of battle, and a cross erected to his 
grave." ihim. 

CAMPBELL, CHARLES SMITH, Private, No. 15758, 3rd Battn. Scots 
Guards, eldest -s'. oi William Campbill. of King Street, Aberdeen. Stationer, by 
his wile. Clem.-ntina. dau. ot tin- late Charles Smith ; b. Aberdeen, 14 0<-t. 1882 ; 
edue. King Street School there: was a Plumlier ; enlisti-d 13 Jum-. 1010, ami 
died at XUr Old Mill .Military Hospital. Aberdeen. 25 July, 1017. of pleurisy 
contracted whilr in training. He m. at Aberdeen. 22 Dec. 1007, Maggie Ann 
{ Loilina-'ar Cottage. Crathie). dau. of George Rough, of Aberdeen, and had six 
childreTi : James McKav. b. 3 March, 1910 ; Herbert Gladstone, b. 1 May. 1912; 
Margaret Ann. h. 21 Feb. 1900 ; Georgina Helen, b. 6 Feb. 1911 ; Mary Cress- 
well, h. 2 Jutir, 1915. and Clementina, b. 29 Sept. 1910. 

CAMPBELL, D., 1-. -Corpl.. No. 4787. The Cameron Highlanders; served with 
the F^xpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CAMPBELL, EVAN McDONALD, 2nd Lieut., 13th (Service) Battn. The 
Kitle Brigade (The PriTie.- Consort's Own), 2nd «. of Duncan Camitbell. of 0, 
Ma\isbank Terrace, Paisle\, County Sanitary Inspector, Lower District of Ren- 
frewshire, by his wife. Isabrlla Weir, dau. of Evan McDonald: h. Paisley, 19 
Aug. 1805 : i-dne, .lohn Xeilson Institute tliere ; w;is a (■•uriiiin-eial Cltrk, i)riiig 
a meiLdier of tlie Isl Paisley Coy. of thr- Boys' Briga<lc ; joiiird the 17th Highland 
Liglit Intantry 12 Sept. 1014; served with the ICxprditiimary Force in I'ranee 
and Flanders from 8 Nov. 1915; came home 4 Jan. 1017. and after a period o£ 
training at a cadet school, Wiis gazetted 2nd Lieut. 5th ]{itic Brigade 28 May ; 
returned to France 17 July, where he was engaged in training a company at the 
Ba.se until 20 July, when he joined the 13th Battn. at thi' tiring line, and was 
killed in action about tlin'e-ijuarters of a mile west of <;iieluvelt 5 Oct. 1017, 
during the .idvame on Passcheiidaele Ridge. Buried wheru he fell. His Com- 
manding o Hi err wrote: "He was leading his company forward when he w;is 
killed instantaneously by a shell. He had only been with us about a month, but 
I had ainady Inrmed a very high opinion of his capabilities. He was absolutely 
fearless and always cheerful, and I know that his nien would h:\\v followed him 
anvwhere." He'was mentioned in Urspatcln - j London Gazetti'. 21 Dee. 1917] 
by' P.M. Sir Douglas Haig. for gallant and distiriL-'ui-^hed service in the Held, and 
was ri'cfunmended for the Military Cross ; num. 

CAMPBELL, IVAR, 2nd Lieut., 3rd (Reserve) Battn. Princess Louise's (Argyll 

and Sntlierland Highlanders), only s. of the late Lord George Granville Campbell. 
Lieut.. R.N., bv his wife. Sybil Lascelles (2. Bryan.iton Square. W.). only dau. of 
the late James Brace Alexander; and gdson. of the 8th Duke of Argyll; 
b. 2 Bryanston Sijuare. London, W., 14 May, 1890 ; edue. Stone House. Broad- 
stairs ; ' Eton, and Christ Church, Oxford ; was an honorary Attache at the 
Washington Embassy ; on the outbreak of war he tried to enlist, hut was rejected 
owing to defective eyesight ; he then joined the American Ambulance with bis 
own car. and acted as ehautfeur in France for abour three months, until invalided 
to England with an injured knee-cap; gazetted 2ud Lieut, in 3ni Argyll and 
Sutherland HiudilamlersO Feb. 1915, and served in France attaclied to the 1st Sea- 
fortii Highlandirs ; thence went to Mesopotamia, and died 8 Jan. 1910, of wounds 
receivid in action at the Battle of Sheikh Saad. River Tigris, on the previous 
day. Buried on the banks of that river ; tnim. 

CAMPBELL, J., Private, No. 171, The Black Watch ; served with tlie Expedi- 
tionar>- Force in France ; died of wounds 23 Oct. 1014. 

CAMPBELL, JAMES HENDERSON. M.C.. 2nd Lieut., lO/Uth (Service) 
Battn. The Highland Light Infantry, only s. of James Henderson Campbell, of 
Tiie Homesteads, Stirling, Printer's Reader, by his wife. ATiiiie. tlau. of Robert 
.Macintosh ; b. Ghxsgow, 3 Jan, 1894 ; edue. at Allan's and Hijh Sehool. Stirling ; 
was in the Civil Service, emploved in the National Health Insurance Otfices. 
FMinburgh ; joined the <.nh (Territorial) Battn. The Royal Scots in the spring of 
1012; was called up on the outbreak of war; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and I'lambrs from Feb. 1915 ; obtained a comnussion 28 Nov. 
following: served with the Kxpeditionary Force in France and was killed in 
action at Monchv-li-Pnux 24 April. 1917. during the Battle of Arras. Buried 
there. He was awarded thir Military Cross [London Gazette. 18 July. 1917], 
" For commanding his company witli great skill anri dash, Wh<n the advance 
was temporarily held up, he executed a flank attaek. which en;ih|.-fl tin- advance 
to proceed, lie showed great coolniss and gallantry un<ler heavy shell and 
machine-gun fire." His Chaplain wrote : "Information has reached ils to-day 
that your son has been a«,irdrd the Jlilitary Cross for his courace and good 
work "in the operations whicli hcizan on 9 April. The battalion has learned with 
great satisfaction of the award of an liouour he liad so thoroimhly merited, their 
satisfaction being dimmed only by the thought that th-- award did not come in 
time for hin: to receive the congratulations of his comrades bifor<- another action 
Slit the seal of life's sacrifice upon his devotion. To yourselves, I am sure, it 
will be a source of satisfaction amid the sadness of your loss that liis work has 
been so recognized." Unm. 

CAMPBELL, JOHN GUY, 2nd Lieut., R.G.A., only s. of John A. J. Campbell, 
of 48. Granville Park, Blackheath, S.E., Accountant, by his wife, Agnes, dau. of 
Samuel Guv; b. London, 27 Aug. 1896; edue. Clu-ist's Hospital, and on leaving 
there entered tlie Llnion Bank of Australia; joined the 2nd County of 
London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons) as a Trooper 5 Aug. 1914, the day 
after war was declared ; served in Egypt from the 28th ; returned to Eng- 
land in A\ig. 1016, and after a period of training at the Royal Horse Artillery 



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John Guy Campbell. 



Cadft School, St. John's Wood, N.W., nnd 
undergoing a course at Shoeburyness in the 
Heavies, wa,s gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.F.A. 11 
Feb. 1917, being posted to a siege battery ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 19 April. 1917, and was 
killed ill action at Monchy-Ie-Preux on the 
29tli of that month by the bursting of a shell, 
while on observation duty. His Commanding 
Otticer wrote : '" Although he has been with 
me such a short time we liked him so nmeh, 
and he was so quick in picking up his new 
duties, and so keen, he would without any 
doubt have proved a most excellent otticer." 
and a comrade who was with him during his 
training at the Cadet School : " Wherever he 
went he was the life and soul of any crowd of 
fellows. He was most awfully popular, and 
one never heard a word said against him." 
r„w. 



CAMPBELL, MONTAGU IRVING MITCHELL, M.C.. Major, 3rd (Reserve), 
attd. 0th (Service), liattn. Tin- Connaught Rangers, yr. n. of Robert Mitchell 
Campbell, of Auchmaunocb, J. P. and D.L. for co. Ayr, by his wife. Marianne 
Letitia Georgina. dan. of George Robert Steven- 
son, of Hawkhurst, co. Kent ; b, Glaisnock, 
Old Cumnock, co. Ayr, l;i Xov. 1879 ; educ. 
Eton ; obtained a commission 5 June, 1900 ; 
served in the South African War with the 
Imperial Yeomanry (Queen's Medal with four 
clasps). On the outbreak of the European 
war In- was in India and attached to the Behar 
Light Horse, but immediately came home and 
rejoined his regiment ; served with the Expe- 
ditionarv Force in France and Flanders, being 
tlien attached to the 2nd Battn. The Welsh 
Regt., with which he remained until 9 May, 
1915, when he was wounded and returned to 
England : went to Ireland with his battalion 
on recovery, and was undergoing a Staff course 
at Queenstown at the time of tlie Sinn Fein 
Rebellion ; again went to France 20 Julv. 1916. 
attached to the 6th Battn. The Connaught 
Rangers, and died 3 Sept. following of wounds 
received at the capture of Guillemont. Buried 
in the British Cemetery, Sailly-le-See, near 
'■ He is a very great loss to me and the bat- 
He was 




M.I. M. Campbell. 



Corbie. General Pereira wrot 

talion." and Col. Digan, annoxmcing liis death to the regiment, said : 
an officer of exceptional ability who can ill be spared at these times, and by whose 
loss the Army is the poorer." He was mentioned in Despatches by F.M. Sir 
John (now Lord) French [London Gazette, 22 June, 1915]. for gallant and dis- 
tinguished service in the field, and was awarded the Military Cross [London 
Gazette, 9 May, 1915], for remaining in command of his company until the 
evening, though wounded at dawn. He was a fine rider and good sportsman, 
and a member of the Woolraer I)rag Hounds, He m. at. St Cutlibert's. London, 
S.W.. Elinor Hope Georgina. vr. daii. of Lieut. -Col. G. J. Scott, late 18th Hussars, 
and had a dan., Maud Elinor Mitchell, b. 30 April. 1916. 

CAMPBELL, T., Private, Xo. 1142, 2nd Battn. The Seaforth Highlanders ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force iu France ; killed in action 8 Sept. 1914. 

CAMPBELL, W., Private. Xo. 9547, 1st Battn. The Black Watch ; served 
with till- P^xprditionary Force in France ; killed in action 27 Oct. 1914. 

CAMPBELL, WALTER MELLISH, Private. Xo. 40471. 2nd Battn. (25th 
Foot) The King's Own SeottLsh IJorderers, eldest .v. of Duncan Campbell, of The 
Lodge, Soonhope. Peebles, by his wife, Annie, dau. of the late W;ilter Mt-llish, of 
Ormsarv, Argvie ; 6. Ardrishaig, co. Argvie, 27 June. 1897 ; edur. Peebiis liurgh 
and County Hiizh School: enlisted 20 Jan. 1915; was attaclnd to tin- 2/9th 
Royal Scots R^-gt. in Jan. 1916 ; served with the Exin'ditionaiy Force in France 
and Flaiidi-ri Irnm 1 Sept. following : took part in tin- o|irrarioii< "ii thi- Smnme : 
was inxalided home in Dec. suffering from trench feet ; retunn-d to France and 
joined the 2ud King's Own Scottish Bordi-rers, and was killed in action 27 Oct. 
1917, while returning from tlie attack on Polderhack Chateau, Passchendaele. 
Buried south-south-west of Zonnebeke, north-east of Ypres. A comrade wrote : 
" He was a good and brave lad, and many an- the little incidents I could name 
to show the true quality of so brave and faithful a soldier when in the firing line. 

I am sure he will be missed by all the boys wlio knew him, for he was esteemed 
by all." rum. 

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM, Corpl., No. 866, 6th (Territorial) Battn. The Gordon 
Highlanders, yst. s, of Alexander Campbell, of Woodside, Tuilynessle. Alford, co. 
Aberdeen, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Robert Stuart ; b. T\ill\ iif-slf aforesaid, 
29 Jan. 1894 : educ. there : was a Mason : joined the (iordoii Highlanders in 
Nov. 1912; volunteered for foniim service on the outbreak of war in Aug. 
1914; served with the Kxin'<liTii»iiar\' Force in France and Flanders from the 
■following Xov. ; was invalidtd \[(>m>: in Sept. 1915 , went back to France in Jan. 
1916; was wounded at Viniy Ridge in June, after which he was in hospital for 

II months, only joining the regiment in June of the following year, and died 
at Zonnebeke 26 Sept. 1917, from woimds received in action there a few hours 
pre\iously, Briried 50 yards behind the line at Zonnebeke : iinm. 

CANE, LEONARD DOBBIE, Capt.. 20th (Service) Battn. (3rd Public Schools) 
The Royal Fusiliers, 4th *. of the late Henry Drake Cane, a settler in Victoria, 
Australia, and only s., by liis second wife. Margaret Agatha (14, Raglan Circus. 
W^eston-super-Mare), eldest dau. of the late Frank Johnson Jessopp, of Derby. 
Solicitor: and gdson. of tlie late Rev. Thomas Coates Cane, of Brackenhurst, 
Southwell, Xottingham, and. Vicar of Thurgaston and Halloughton, Xotting- 
ham; b. Ballarat. Virtoriu. Australia. 13 May, 1883; educ. Magdalen College 
School. Oxford (Chorister in College Chapel Choir 1894-97); Sidney Sussex 
College. Cambridge (open entrance Scholarship 1901; First Class in Classical 
Tripos 1904) : from 1904 to 1909 was a Public Schoolmaster, being then appointed 
Junior Inspector of Schools at Bradford, and in Jan. 1913, became Inspector 
to the Weston-<U]T'r-Mare district, and subsequently at IManchester. which 
position he held wIkti he obtained leave to join the Array ; enlisted as a Private 
in 20th Royal Fnsiliers 5 Sept. 1914 ; gazetted Lieut, in Oct. and Capt. 6 July. 
1915, having been appointed Adjutant of the Battn. 21 May previously ; went 
to France 13 Xov. 1915, and was killed in action 24 Jan. 1916, by a sniper while 
commanding his company in the lirst-line trenches. Buried in Cambrin Village 
Churchyard, near Gninchy Railway Station. The Brigadier-General wrote 
to his widow : " Your gallant husband's death is a loss which will be greatly felt 
in the battalion, but his excellent uood work and example will long he jirized." 
and Col. C. H. Bennett. Commanding the Battalion, to his mother : "■ I had sent 
your son to command the com|)an\- tr'inporarily. as I knew 1 could trust him to 
keep things right." His Captain also wrote : " There is no one in the battalion 
but mounis the loss of as fine an ofticer as it was any battalion's fortune to have ; 



everyone look'-d ui» to him as the personification of that which should be in a 
man," The Chi.-f Inspector of the Board of Education wrote: "I am sure I 
speak for all m\- coll.-ami.-is when I say tliat the loss of vour husband will be felt 
severely by all his coll. agues, and by the State. , . ." Manv other testimonials 
showed his worth as a ^oidie^, inspector and scholar. He was a keen sportsman, 
and rowed for his colltgc. and was also a good runner and hockev plaver. He m' 
31 March. 1010. at the Parish Church, Lyniington. co. Hants. Kathleen Frances^ 
dau. of tlie late Samuel Haslam, for 37 years Assistant Master of I'ppinghaiu 
School, and had two children: Sidnev Henrv Kingslev. b. 23 March. 1911 and 
Kathleen Margaret, b. 11 Sept. 1915. 

CANNELL, J., PrivaUs No. 7583. 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light 
Infantry : served with the Expeditionarv Force in P'rance ; killed in action 
14 Sept. 1914. 

CANNELL, S., Private, No. 14292, The Grenadier Guards : served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 2 Nov. 1914. 

CANTELL. G. R., Private. Xo. 4949. 1st Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 27 Oct. 1914, 

CANTON, G., Gimner. Xo. 54550, R.F.A, ; served with the Expeditionary 

Force in France ; killed in action 8 Sept. 1914. 

CAPENER, W., Private. X'o. 8261. 1st Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt. : served 
with tlie Fxprditionary Force iu France : killed in action 26 Sept. 1914. 



CAPON. C, Private. No. 7763, 1st Battn. The East Surrey Regt. 
the Exjieditionary Force iu France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914, 



served with 



CARD, J., Private, No. 9226. 
Expeditionary Force in France 



1st Battn. The Rifle Brigade ; served with the 
killed in action 13 Sept. 1914. 

GARDEN, A., Private. X'o. 1164, 9th Lancers; served with the Expeditionary 

Force in France ; killed in action 29 Sept. 1914. 

GARDEN, G., Driver, Xo. 18318,. R.E.; served with the Expeditionarv Force 
in France : died of wounds 1914. 

CARDWELL, R.. Private. No. 10783. The East Lanca.shire Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 28 Sept. 1914. 

CARE, T., Private. No. 10538, The Coldstream Guards; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France : killed 14 Sept. 1914. 

BRISTOWE CARE, GRAHAM, 2nd Lieut., 4th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Royal Scots (Lotliian Regt.). yst. y. of Harry Bristowe Care, of Cmin Cottage, 
Bonnyrigg, Manufacturer's .\gcnt. b\' his wife, Annie Elizabeth, dau. of the 
Rev. William Freeman, of East Den-ham. co. Norfolk; b. Forest Hill. S.E.. 
2 April, 1895 ; educ. at tin- K<)\al High School. Edinburgh ; was apprenticed 
to the North British and Mercantile Insurance Comjiany, Edinburgh ; enlistt'd 
in Sept. 1914 ; obtained a commission in the Royal Scots in Sept. 1915 ; served 
with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Palestine, and was killed in action 
at the Second Battle of Gaza 19 April, 1917, being shot through the head by 
a sniper while successfully leading liis men. liuried there. His Commanding 
Oflicer wrote : "... Yonr son was one of my best vahud officers," and a brother 
oflicer : " While gallantly leading liis men in the forefront of the firing line he 
died. He was a splendid officer and a great favourite with us all." Another also 
WTote : '■ A better friend or a cheerier companion no one could wish for. His 
men admired and respected him, and I could always rely on lum doing his work 
thoroughly." He was a prominent member of the Portobello Amateur Rowing 
Club ; unm. 

CAREY, F.. Private, Xo. 10466, 1st Battn. The Royal West Surrey Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 3 Oct. 1914. 

CAREY, LOYD CARLETON. 2nd Lieut., 9th (Service) Battn. The East 
Surrey Regt., yst. s. of Charles William Carey, of Dursleigh. Eglxam, Art Master 
and Keeper of the Picture Gallery. Royal Holloway College, Englefield Green, 
CO. Surrey, by liis wife, Clara, dau. of Clxarles Dursley : b. Egham. co. Surrey. 15 
Sept. 1894; educ. Brighton: Borlase School. Great Marlow. co. Bucks.' and 
Paris ; was employed at Greenock as a Marine Engineer on the outbreak of 
war, but enlisted vohmtarily Oct. 1914. in the Argyll and Sutherland High- 
landers ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th East Surrey Regt. 26 Feb. 1915 ; went to 
France 8 Aug. 1916, and was killed in action 4 Sept. following, by the explosion 
of a 9.2-inch high-explosive shell at Ginchy, l-Yance. Buried the next morning 
behind a captured German trench. Capt. G. D. Robinson. Commanding his 
Company, ^vrote : " About 6.45 p.m. on the evening of 4 Sept. my company was 
ordered to occupy a line of enemy trenches, and it was while going over the 
ground in between that he met his deatli. ... He sutfered no pain at all, for a 
shell burst near him and he was killed instautaneously. He was one of my most 
triLsted officers, and the loss to me is very great." A brother officer. -2nd Lieut. 
R. G. H. Pottle, also wrote : " We had just advanced over the top to take over 
another position ; we were both together and had gone several yards, when a 
large shell burst beside us, killing liim and wounding several others : how I 
escaped I do not know. I got an awfid shock and lost my nerves for some 
time." His brother, Louis W. F. Carey, served in the East African Campaign. 
He in. at Christ Church. Paddiugtou, W., 10 Oct. 1915, Lucia Appledore, dau. 
of Thomas Blood-Holloway ; s.p. 

CARLE, W. A.. Private. Xo. 8811. 1st Battn. The Scots Guards; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 28 Sept. 1914. 

CARLISLE, H.. Private. Xo. 4106, 1st Battn. The Irish Guards: served with 
the Expeditionary Force iu France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CARLTON, R., Private. Xo. 10303, 2nd Battn. The Yorkshire Regt. : served 
witli the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 

CARLYON, WILLLAM HENRY GAR- 
FIELD, Private. Xo. 50080. 12th (Service) 
Battn. The Welsh Regt.. only ^\ of the late 
\\ illiam Henry Carlyon, Labourer, by his wife. 
l-;iizabeth (Park Terrace, .\berkenfig, co. 
(ilamorgan), dau. of Joseph Hocking ; b. 
r.iinlinurne, co. Cornwall, 11 Dee. 1892; educ. 
I^lmiiiitary School, Tondu. co. Glamorgan ; 
was a Postman at Aberkenfig, living with his 
widowed mother and sister; he occupied liis 
spare hours in writing short magazine stories, 
in which he had achieved much success ; was 
jjassed for home ser\ice only under the Militarv 
Service Act : attached to the I2th Welsh Regt'.. 
being sent to Kinmel Park 14 March, 1916, and 
died 9 April following at Bangor Militar.v Hos- 
I>ital of bronchial pneumonia. Buried in 
(ilunadda Cemetery, Bangor. Capt. Crossman. 
Cuinmanding liis Company, wrote : " He 
showed pronuse as a soldier, and by his death 
1 ha\e lost a good man." Unm. 




WiUiam H. G. Carlyon. 



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CARMODY, EDDIE, Corpl., ^o. 5112. 5th 
(Service) IJattc. The Connaiight ItanpTs, 2n(l 8. 
of Michuel Cannody, ScrRt. Royal Irisli Con- 
stabulary. Monivca. co. tialway, by liis wife, 
Delia, dau. of tliehite Micliael Nestor. Kilshanny, 
eo. Clare ; b. Crangliwelf, 14 June, 1895 : edue. 
Slijzo Jlunicipal Seliool ; was cmiiloycd on com- 
mercial work, and was Corpl. of the Local Na- 
tional Volunteers at Cranghwell ; enlisted 10 Dec. 
1014 ; served with the Mediterranean Expedi- 
tionary Force at Gallipoli ; from thence jiro- 
ceeded to Salonika ; took part in the retreat 
from Serbia, 1S>15 ; was sHahtly wounded, and 
was killed in action at L:ike \Vorino, (Jreecc, 
25 Manh. 1917, by a sniper whiir on outpost 
duty, liuried at Kumii. His Commanding 
Dflieir wrot*' : " He died nobly, and wjis one of 
llie best N.C.O.'s in j^is battalion; he was an 
FddiP rarmodv rxce.-dingly Kood boy, and was deeply regretted 

cauie uarmoay. (^^ l^j^ otlieers and comrades." and a comrade: 

" Whilst we regret his death, he died manfully as he lived. He w;is a favourite 
witli all, and many a tear was shed at his grave." Unm. 
CARNE, MAXWELL HALFORD, 2n.i T.ieut., 2nd Battn. (40tli Foot) Tlie 
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, i-ldest x. of Harry Carne, of Carnbrca. Finehley, 
N.. Principal of Issue Departnu-nt, Bank of England, K.C.. bv his wife. Agnes 
Miriam, d;iu. of William Halford ; h. Finehley, N., 14 March. 1889; educ. 
Christ </oll<i:r then-, and City of Loudon School ; went to British Columbia in 
191:;, \vlnTe he was employed on Welland Fruit llanch. Nelson; returned to 
England on the outbreak of war; volunteered for foreign scrvif^e, and joined 
the Artists' Rifles in Sept. 1914 ; served with tlie Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from Jan. ; was gazetted 2ud Lieut. Duke of CornwalPs Light 
Infantry 12 July, 1915; proceeded to Salonika in Nov. 1916. where, after the 
t;iking of Monastir, he was promoted Temp. Capt. and given his company, but 
had to relini|Uish his command when three Captains were sent out from London 
to fill vacant posts, and died in Tigue Hospital, Malta. 2:J Dec. 1916. from wounds 
received in action on the 7th, while leading an attack at Seres. Buried in Piettl 
Cemetery ; unm. 

CARNEGIE, DAVID ALEXANDER, 2nd Lieut., 122nd Brigade. Royal Field 
Artillery, 2nd *■. of Lit-ut.-CoL The Hon. Douglas Carnegie, of Fair Oak, Rogate, 
CO. Sussex, M.P. for Winchester [2nd *■. of tJrnrge John. 0th ICarl nf Northesk], 
and Ids wife, Margaret Jean, dau. of Arthur .lulm-itoiii- Itoiii:!;is. of Untbwell; 
b. London, 15 Jan. 1897 ; cduc. St. Aubyn's, Rnttinu'diiiii. ami flrLsliaiii'- Si-bool. 
Holt; passed into King's College. Cambridge, and afterwards tlie K()\al Military 
Academy, Woolwich, obtaining a commission 10 May. 1916 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and I-'landers from the 30th of that month ; took 
part in the operations on the Somnie. and Wiis killed in action at Brielen. near 
Ypres, 2 April, 1917. Buried in the Military Cemetery at Eiverdinghe. Briga- 
dier-General Thompson, V.C., wrote : " I would like you to know the very high 
opinion in which your son was held in this Divisional Artillery ; he was a very 
rising young othccr, and his death in action has cut short a most promising career. 
During the whole time he was in this division (38th) I have always received 
the most favourable reports about him, as an otficer of exeeption.'il valnc and 
ability," and his Commanding Officer; "He. was a spleiidiiily gallant fellow, 
who has done magnificent work always. He could always hr absrjhit.iy depended 
upon, and his powers of observation and intuition were exceptional. His report-s 
were always valuable. Everyone, both officers and men, were most awfully 
fond of him." Unm. 

CARNIGHAN, J.. L.-Sergt., No. 5754. 1st Battri. The Scots Guards; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 

CARPENTER, E. G., Private, No. 8083, 2nd Battn. The Oxfordsliire and Buck- 
inghamsliire Light Infantrv ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; 
killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 

CARPENTER, R., Private. No. 16338, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards; 

served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 14-16 Sept. 

1914. 

CARR, J., Private, No. 6182, 2nd Battn. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers ; 

served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 26 Aug. 1914. 

CARRIAGE, R. H., CorpL, No. 9439, 2nd Battn. The Essex Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 28 Aug. 1914. 

CARRICK, RICHARD HAMILTON, 2nd Lieut., 9th (Service) Battn. The 
Devonshire Regt., only s. of the late Richard Carrick, by liis wife, May (13, 
Frcwin Road, Wandsworth Conmion, S.W.), dau. of Thomas Winter; b. South 
Croydon, 22 June, 1897 ; educ. Merchant Taylors' School ; joined the Inns of 
Court O.T.C. in Aug. 1915; obtained a commission in Jan. 1916, and was 
attached to the Machine Gun Corps ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders, and was killed in action at Ecoust 2 April, 1917, while 
leading his men in the front line. Buried there ; mini. 

CARRINGTON, STANLEY FRANCIS, MM., Sergt., No. 25531, 22nd 
(Service) Battn. The Manchester Regt., s. of 
Arthur William Carrington, of 11, Sluewsbury 
Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, by his wife, 
Sarah Ann, dau. of the late James Cooper ; 
b. Hulme, Manchester, 24 Feb. 1894 ; educ. 
St. Mary's Higher Grade School there ; enlisted 
21 June, 1915, and while training, won the 
distinction as the best shot in his company; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from June, 1916 ; took part in 
tlie operations on the Somme and at Bullecourt, 
where he was awarded the Military Medal in 
March, 1917, for conspicuous bravery in loading 
his platoon out of an almost impossible position ; 
was wounded in May, 1917, but remained in 
France, and was killed in action 4 Oct. following, 
by a sniper, while leading liis platoon at Pas- 
•^chendaele. Buried there. A comrade wrote : 
" He died as he had lived, a brave, God-fearing 
lad. a gentleman in the best sense," and another : 
•' The Army could not spoil liim. His men 
looked upon him more as a friend than as a 
Sergt. He never bullied or threatened, but a request from him brought a readier 
response than an order from most other sergeants would." His Platoon Com- 
manding Officer also wrote : " As one who was closelv associated with him, who 
can honestly say, loved liim, I must offer you, his parents, mv humble congratu- 
lations on having such a brave son ; lie died doing his duty."' Unm. 

CARRODUS, ARTHUR ALEXANDER, Private, No. 25785, 2nd Battn. 
(2oth Foot) The King's Own Scottish Borderers, 3rd s. of the Iat« Frederick 
Alexander Carrodus, by his wife, Helen, dau. oi Henry Davidson ; b. 




Stanley F. Carrington. 




Arthur A. Carrodus. 



Bradford, co. York. 19 Jan. 1876; rduc Holy- 
croft School, Keighli'V. CO. York ; served during 
the South African 'War 1899-1902 (Queen's 
and King's Medals with c-lasps) ; re-enlisted 
in .\ug. 1910; sirvi-d with the Expeditionary 
Furei- in Krance from the following Oct., and 
dird at No. 41 Casualty Clearing Station 7 Oct. 
1917. from wounds 'received in action at 
I'asschenduele. Buried in the British Ceme- 
tery, Godewaersvelde, south-west of I'operinghe. 
'Ihe Coy. Sergt.-Major stated that the Officer 
Commanding thought the world of him; that 
he wjis a most gallant soldier, and w;is looked 
upon iis one of the linest soldiers in tlie batta- 
lion. He m. at (latehouse-of-rii'ct. co. Kirkcud- 
bright, 2 March. 191(6. Sarah Jane Hamilton 
(11J55, (ireat Western Itoad, Kelvinsidc, Glas- 
gow), dau. of John Moodie, and had a son. 
Arthur .\lcxandi-r John, h. 9 Aug. 1916. 
CARROLL, FREDERICK STANLEY, 2nd 
Lieut.. 7th (Service) Battn. The Koyal In- 
niskilling Fusiliers, 4th .'(. of James Carroll, of lv<!ls. eo. Meatli, .Viietioneer. 
by his wife, Marv, dau. of the late Tliomas l''orsvthc. liallina. eo. Mayo ; 
b. Kells, CO. Meath; I'duc. St. Patrick's Cathedral College, imblin. and Kelts. 
CO. Meath ; was a Clerk in the Hibernian iJank at tin- Head Otliee, and also at 
Drogheda ; joined the 7tU Leinster Cadet Corps. Feb. 1915 ; gazetted 2nd Lieut, 
the following .\ug. to the 7tli Koyal Inniskilling Fusiliers; went to l-'rance with 
his battalion early in 1916 ; was gassed in April, and invalided borne to liospital 
for one month, afterwards being jiostcd to a reserve battalion of the regiment; 
returned to France to the 1st Battn. Oct. 1916, and was killed in action 21 Nov. 
following, beyond Guillemont. whilst endeavouring to relieve some men who 
were isolated' His Colonel wrote : " He was a very gallant officer and we all 
miss him very much." His Captain also wrote : " 1 nt-ver knew a braver man." 
Uiim. 

CARSLAW, JOHN HOWIE, Lieut., 262nd Brigade, R.F.A.. s. of William H. 
Carslaw, of CamptowtT. Bearsden, Glasgow, by his wife, Margaret, dau. of Thomas 
Kay ; b. (ilasgow, 14 Aug. 1896 ; educ. Gliisgow Academy, and l'"etti'S College, 
Edinburgh ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9 Sept. 1914 ; served with tli<- Exjieditionary 
Force in Gallipoli. Egypt and Palestine, and died at El KulMil.eli, near Jeru- 
salem. 26 Nov. 1917. from wounds received in action on the previous day. Buried 
at El Knbeilieb Monastery ; unm. 

CARSON, J., Private. No. 1761, 1st Battn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regt. ; 
served with tlie Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds ll Oct. 1914. 
CARSON, W. J., Private. No. 8800, 2nd Battn. The Connaught Rangers; 
served with the Kxi»editionary Force in France ; killed in action 1 Nov. 1914. 
CARSTAIRS, WILLIAM BONNYMAN, Private, No. 34791. 9th (Service) 
Battn. Tlie Prince of Wales's (North Statfordsliire Regt.), eldest k. of the late 
William Innes Carstairs. Theatrical Manager, by his wife, Ann (13. Powis Place, 
Aberdeen), dau. of William Bonnyman ; b. Buckie, co. Banlf. 2 May, 1886; 
educ. Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen ; enlisted 14 Aug. 1907 ; served tliree 
years with the Colours, and joined the Reserve ; was called ui) on the outbreak 
of war in Aug. 1914; joined the Black W'ateh 5 Sept. 1914; was seriously 
wounded and discharged ; rejoined in the Royal Engineers in Aug. 1915, and 
finally transferred to the Prince of W'ales's Own ; served witli the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from 6 Jan. 1917, and was killed in action at Arras 
26 April following. Buried in the Lonely House British Cemetery, Gavreile ; iinm. 
CARTER, C. E., Coy. Sergt.-Major, No. 4197, 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire 
Regt. ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 
1914. 

CARTER, C. H., Driver, No. 68643, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionarj* 
Fore- in France ; killed in action 27 Sept. 1914. 

CARTER, CLEMENT CY'RIL, Private, No. 2.3778, 3rd Battn. Lewis Gun 
Section, The Worcestershire Regt., yst. «. of 
the late Rev. William David Carter, of St. 
John's, Stand Lane, by his wife, Mary Emma 
(Holland House, Crumpsall, Manchester), dau. 
of the late William Openshaw, of Redvales ; 
h. Stand Lane, near Manchester, 12 June, 1888 ; 
e<luc. The <Jrammar School, Bromyard, and 
The College, Llandovery ; went to Canada in 
1905. where he spent several years farming in 
Alberta and New Brunswick, living for some 
niontlis at the Mission House at Edmonton; 
returned to England on the outbreak of war, 
ami became a lay-brother at Pershore Abbey; 
Mihuitcered to join the Army, but was refused 
"W ing to defective eyesight, so joined the 
N'oluntecr Force durhig the winter of 1914-15 ; 
w;is accepted in the Worcestersliires 22 July, 
1915; served with the Mediterranean Expedi- 
tionary Force at Gallipoli from the following 
Oct., "being invalided to Alexandria in Dec, 
siilfering from an attack of enteric fever, and 
subsequently sent to England ; proceeded to 
France 30 Aug. 1916 ; was slightly wounded at the Battle of Messines Ridge, and 
was killed in action near Hooge 21 July, 1917, while on patrol duty. Buried at 
Hooge ; U7im. 

CARTER, D. J., Private, No. 4820, 2ath Hussars ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 24 Aug. 1914. 

CARTER, ERNEST JOSEPH, Private. No. 
27668, 1st New Zealand Contingent, Macliine 
Gun Section, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 
2nd s. of the late Howard Bcwley Carter. M.D., 
by his wife, Kate Elizabeth, dau. of Robert 
George Shute ; and brother to Sergt. F. C. 
Carter (g.v.); b. London, June, 1889; cduc. 
Colfe Grammar School, Lewisham Hill, S.E. ; 
was apprenticed to the Merchant Service for 
three years, which he left, and went to New 
Zealand in 1909. where he was farming for 
some years ; enlisted in 1915 ; served with tlie 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, 
and was killed in action at Messines 7 June, 
1917, while helping another machine gunner 
who was in difficulties. Buried in the New 
Zealand Cemetery, near Messines. His Com- 
manding Officer wrote : '* He was a splendid 
brave fellow, always ready in any emergency 
(as was the case when he was killed)." Unm, 




Clement Cyril Carter. 




Ernest Joseph Carter. 



The Roll of Honour 



49 




Francis Clement Carter. 



CARTER, F., Private, No. 8858, 1st Battn. The Norfolk Regt. ; served with 
tljt' Kxpt'ditionary Force in France ; killed in action 25 Oct. 1914. 

CARTER. FRANCIS CLEMENT, Scrgt.. No. 27664, l/20th (County of 
London) Battn. The London Rest. (T.F.). 
:!ni s_ of flu- l;itf Howard Bewley Carter, M.D., 
oi K.Iinhuri.'h. hy his wife. Kate' Elizabeth (21. 
Hali'sworth Hoad. Lewisham. S.E.), dau. of 
Robert George Shute ; and brother to Private 
K. J. Carter {q.v.) : h. London, S.E.. Dec. 
1891 : educ. Colfe Oraniniar School Lewisham 
Hill, S.E. ; was einjiloyed at Messrs. Cox & Co. 
for a year, after whicli he went to New Zealand ; 
returned to England, and was employed by 
.Messrs. Gainnnnt »V Co., Ltd. ; enlisted 13 Sept. 
litU ; served with the E.xpeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders from ,Tan. 1915, and was 
killed in action at Vimy llii\-j,<- 21 M;iv. 1916. 
Iluried there. His <VnMiii;iiiiiiM;i (Ulii.-r wrote; 
■■ He was killed instantan''onsiy whilst ilressing 
the wounds of an olticer, by a shell. It has 
come as a great blow to us all. as lie was so 
\ery popular with x\s alL and we were all 
looking forward to the time when he would be 
in the mess with us." Uinn. 

CARTER, G., Privatr. No. 809:1. 1st Battn. The Royal Berkshire Regt. : served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; kilh-d in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CARTER, GEORGE THOMAS, 2nd Lieut., 9tii (Service), attd. 3rd (Reserve). 
Battn. The Norfolk Regt., yst. ,«. of Arthur Henry Carter, of Holly House. Mag- 
^lalen. King's Lynn, Farmer, by his wife, Kezia, dau. of Anthony Dring, of The 
Elms. Hubberts Midge, near Boston, Farmer ; b. Magdalen, co. Norfolk, in 
July. 1896 : educ. King's Lynn, and Wellingborough, where he was a meinhrr 
of the O.T.C. for six years, becoming Sergt. -Major in his last year: obtained 
a commission in the 9th Norfolk Regt. 23 Feb, 1915 ; served with the Indian 
Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia from 2 Dec. 1915, attached to the 3rd 
Norfolk Regt", and subsequently to the Black Watch, and was killed in action 
i\t Uin-el-Hannah 10 March, 1916. Buried near Orah, on the left bank of tlie 
river Tigris, at the junction of the river Wadi. He was a keen athlete, winning 
the Junior Sports Championship in 1911 ; also prizes in the open events in 1912 
and 1913, and in 1914 broke all school records in the long jump (21 feet 4 inches), 
iind throwing the cricket ball (127 yards 2 fert). neither of these records bijuL; 
••([ualled by any school that year; r'(.ri--ent>d his school at the L.A.C. Public 
.School meeting, where he gained second place, and also in the Public School 
.\ssociation XI. versus the A.F.A. in 1913 ; was a member of the Shooting Eight 
in 1913 and 1914, being vice-captain of the latter year, when the school won the 
Prince of Wales's Empire Shield at Bisley. He was a member of tlie school 
<_'ricket XI. for four years, holding the Fielding Cup for four years, and an 
jiverage of 87.00 for the school for the last year, and played for his county for 
1913-14. having an average of 32.33 for the last year. He was also iu the football 
team for four seasons and captain during the last term. 

CARTER, J. E., Private, No. 2436, 2nd Battn. The Manchester Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 22 Oct. 1914. 

CARTER. P. C, Gunner. No. 68328, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France : killed in action 29 Sept. 1914. 

CARTER, RICHARD HECTOR, Paymaster. Royal Navy, H.M.S. Defence, 
elder s. of the late Rear- Admiral Richard 
Carter, of Bembridge House, Fareham. co. 
Hants, by his wife. Alicia Catherine Loftus 
(Wick Farm Hoase. near Bournemouth), dau. 
of the late Commander John Francis Totten- 
ham. R.N. ; b. on board H.M.S. Roval Adelaide 
at Devonport. 31 Dec. 1882; educ. Kelly 
College. Tavistock ; Foster's, Stubbington 
House. Fareham. and John Smyth's, Ports- 
mouth ; entered the Royal Navy 31 Bee. 
1899 ; was appointed Paymaster 31 Dec. 1903 ; 
Secretary to Rear- Admiral Sir Robert Artbuth- 
not in 1913 ; served in China during the Boxer 
K.hellinu in 191)0 (Medal): in the European 
War 1914-16. and was killed in action in 
H.M.S. Defence 31 May, 1916. at the Battle 
of Jutland. Admiral Arbuthnot wrote in 
1915 : " All I know is I could not have got 
through at all without you and your staif. to 
wliom 1 am more indebted than I can put into 
words." and a Captain, K.N. : "I admired 
his upright and manly character so much. 
1 know tliese feelings of mine towards him were also the feelings of all who were 
brought into contact with him. Indeed, he endiand himself to all whom he 
met." He m. at St. Jude's Church. Southsea, co, Hants. 29 April, 1909, Mar- 
iraret Rose, elder dau. of Edward George WooUiouse, H.M. Colonial Service 
<retired), and had three cliildren : Richard. 6 18 May. 1914 ; David John, b. 27 
Dec. 1915. and Beryl Agnes Margaret, b. 3 March. 1912. 

CARTER, W., Sergt.. No. 7764. 1st Battn. The Leicestershire Regt, ; served 
V jTii the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 25 Oct. 1914. 

CARTER, WILLIAM, Private. No. 251697. 
IGtli (Territorial) Battn. Tlie Manchester Regt., 
onlv *■. of William Broadfoot Carter, of Glenlee, 
Chorlton-eum-Hardy. Manchester, Cotton Dyer 
and Bleacher, bv his wife. Isabella, dau. of James 
Herd, of Manchester : b. Manchester. 10 Dec. 
1896 ; educ. Manchester Grammar School : en- 
listed 10 Dee. 1915 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in Egypt, France and Flanders, 
and was killed in action at Ypres 6 Sept. 1917. 
Buried in the Aeroplane Cemetery near Ypres ; 
tinyn. 

CARTWRIGHT, NIGEL WALTER 

HENRY, 2nd Lieut.. 2(ith (.Service) Battn. 
The Durham Light Inlantrv. 2nd surv. .«. of 
th<- Rev. William Dighy t'artwright. Rector 
of Aynhoe, Banbury, co. Xorthants. by his 
wife, Lucy Harriett.- Maud. dau. of Edward 
Bury, of 26. Westbourne Square, London. W. ; 
b. .-ivnhoe Uectorv aforesaid. 25 .\ug. 1897 ; 
educ." Durnford Private School ; Wellinuton 
College, and the Royal Military Colli-ixe. Sand- 
hurst ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Durham Light Infantry 7 April, 1916; st rved 
■with the Expeditionarv Force in France and Flanders from the following Dec, 



and was killed in action in the Ypres salient 21 Sept. 1917. 
fell : uniti. 



Buried where he 




Richard Hector Carter. 




with tlie Ivxpeditionary Fore 
died ol wounds 23 July. 1917, 
Buried in the Militarv' Cemeti 




Bernard Phtllipson Cary. 



William Carter. 



CARTWRIGHT, T., Private, No. 13169. 3rd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt. ; 
served with the- Expeditionary Force in France ; kiileti in action 25 Oct. 1914. 

CARTV, E., L.-Corpl.. No. 7074. 1st Battn. The Roval Irish Ka-;ilkrs ; served 
with the FIxpeditionary Force iu France ; killed in action 18 Oct. 1914. " 

CARVER, CHRISTIAN CRESWELL. Lieut., A Batterv. 83rd Brigade, 
Royal Field Artilli-ry. eldest x. of Frank Carver, of Weatherburv. Harborne." Bir- 
mingham, by his wife, Annie, dau. of Edmund (and Marv) Crcswell. of Gibraltar; 
b. Birmingham. 5 July. 1897; educ. Naish House. Burnliam. co. Somerset; 
Ku'„'b\- School, and the Roval Military Academv, Woolwich, out of which he 
j.a.-^ed in April. 1915 : gaz.-tted 2nd Lieut, on the 22nd of that month : served 
in France and Flanders for two full years, and 

received on the Menin Road, near Zillebekc Lake. 

ry, near Poperinghe : tunn. 

CARY, BERNARD PHILLIPSON, Private, 

No. 7680. 1,14th Battn. (London Scottish) The 
London KeL't. (T.F.). 4th «. of the late Francis 
.losrj.h <."ar>\ by his wife, Elizabeth (36, Cliapel 
Park Road. St. Leonards-on-Sea), dau. o£ 
William Collingwood, of Corby, co. Lincoln ; 
h. Gravesend, co. Kent, 27 April, 1879 ; educ. 
Preparatory School, St. Mary's Lodge, St. 
Leonards-on-Sea ; St. Edmund's College, 
Ware, and Ushaw College, J>urham ; subse- 
quently became a Cement Manufacturer, and 
when his business was absorbed in an amal- 
gamation, went into business as a Netting 
.Manufacturer at Lowestoft ; joined the Lon- 
dnri Scottish in April, 1916; served with the 
Kxpeditioiiary Force in France and Flanders 
ironi the following Sept., and died at Arras 
III May, 1917, after the amputation of both 
legs, rendered necessary by wounds received 
in action on the 7th. "Buried in the British 
Cemetery, near Arras ; unm. 
GASBAN. E.. Gunner, No. 58483, R.F.A. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 24 Sept. 1914. 

CASE , ALFRED HARRY , Gunner, 
No. 32493, Royal Field Artilliry, «. of 
Henry William Case, of Buckwish. ' Henfleld, 
CO. Sussex. Gamekeeper, by his wife, Alice 
Louisa, dau. of Peter Yinev ; b. Homington, 
eo. Wilts, 21 Sept. 1886 ; educ Wherwell, co. 
Hants : was an Agricultural Labourer ; en- 
listed in 1902; ser\ed three years with the 
Colours in England, Ireland and Africa, and 
i"ined the Reserve; was called up on the 
nut break of war in August, 1914 ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flandeis 
from the following month ; proceeded to 
Mesopotamia in Nov. 1916, and died at No. 40 
British Hospital, Amara. 4 Jan. 1918. from 
lirniichial pneumonia contracted when on 
a. live service. Buried there. He m. at 
Bngiiur. 4 July. 1908. Edith May (Station 
HrUrl Rooms. Henfleld). dau. of William 
Carder, and had tlu-ce children: Philip Harry, 
h. 3 March. 1912: Eileen Alice Mav. b. 1 Sept. 
1909, and Dorothy Ethel, 6. 16 March, 1914. 

CASEBY, WILLIAM ROBERT BROWN, M.C.. 2nd Lieut.. 14th (Service) 
P.attii. The Royal Scots (Lodiiaii Regt.). s. of David Casebv. of St. Andrews, 
Sa\ings Bank Actuary, by his wife. Margaret, dau. of the late William Brown; 
b. St. Andrews. 14 July. 1895 ; educ. Burgh School, and Madras College, St. 
Andrews ; was an Architect ; obtained a commission in Feb. 1915 ; served 
with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli. and in Egvpt ; pro- 
ceeded to France, and was killed in action at Monchy-le-Preux 25 April. 1917. 
Buried there. He was award<'d the Military Cross [London Gazette. 22 Sept. 
1916). for conspicuous gallantry in leading on the attack after all the other 
iillieers were casualties. General H. Weston wrote: "I hereby congratulate 
\nu on the honour done you by His Majesty the King in awarding you the 
.Military Cross for your gallant conduct on 1 July, 1916," and his Commanding 
OttieiT : ■■ He was the most liked man in the battalion. His men and brother 
olticers were more ujjset hearing of his death than of any other casualty. The 
Colonel was killed and the Adjutant severely wounded by'the same shell." This 
officer also states that he wiis the bravcst'and most efficient officer he had; 
unm. 

CASEY, FRANK, Sergt., No. 2145, 12tli (Service) Battn. The Royal Sussex 
Regt., s. of the late Charles Casey, by his wife. Fanny (Summer Cottage, Walton- 
on-Thames) ; b. Walton-on-Thames, co, Surrey, 26 March, 1877 ; enlisted 29 
Nov. 1914 ; served with tlif Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 
30 March. 1916, and was killed in action 30 June following ; unm. 

CASH, WILLIAM HENRY. L.-Corp!.. .N'o. 203360. 2;7th (Territorial) Battn. 

The Worcestershire Regt. ; b. Leamington. 8 Feb. 1886 ; educ. there ; was an 
Intirmary Attendant at Selly Oak Infirmary: enlisted 7 June, 1916: served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed iu action 
at Ypres 19 Aug. 1917. while conveying water to liis comrades in the front line. 
Buri?d there. .\n otticcr, wTiting to liis wife, said : " He was a good N.C.O., 
popular with officers and men, and liad been recommended for further pro- 
motion." He m. at Selly Oak. 6 June. 1914, Lillian Adelaide, dau. of the late 
Thomas Daniel Parker, and had a dau., Margaret Maisie, b. 16 Nov. 1917. 

CASSELLS. SAMUEL, RiHeman. No. 1032, 8th (Service) Battn. The Royal 
Irish RiHes. 2nd .v. of William Cassells, of 117, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, by his 
wife. Mary Jam\ dau. of William Robinson ; b. Lui^an, co. Armagh : educ. 
Queen Street National School there : was a Labourer, working at Queen's 
Island, and a member of the South Belfast Regt.. I'.V.F. : enlisted 2 .June. 1915 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 14 Dec. following, and 
died 21 March, 1910, of wounds received in action. Buried at Bertrincourt ; 
unm. 

CASTLES, W., Sergt., No. 5983, 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light 
Infantrv ; served with the Expeditionarv Force in France ; killed in action 
15 Sept". 1914. 

CASTLETON, CLAUD CHARLES. Y.C., Sergt.. No. 1352. 5th Machine Gun 

Coy.. Australian Imperial Force, ,s-, of Thomas Charles Castleton, of 18, Wilson 
Road South, Lowestoft. Builder, by his wife. Krtith Lucy, dau. of William (and 




Alfred Harry Case. 



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Claud Charles Castleton. 



h. I.owr^foit, VZ April. lS9-'> ; i-iiiir. Mimifipal Secondary 
Io\tT ot the count rysidi". ami a kvm sportsman 
aiui stiidriit ot Xatiin-, in- ciniL'ratcd to An>- 
tralin in l'.U2, travclUnii in rjusinaiiia. \'ictoria. 
Nrw Snuth Wales. (juiH-n-ilami, ami ultimately 
tiriilin;* liimsrlt" at tlir outhnak ol war in Nt-w 
tJuinca. HtTi' ln' olfrrrtl his Servians gratni- 
luusly to tlu' (iovcrnnu'nt. hi-ini; placed in 
< hiirui- of a jiarty of natives to ^uard the 
\Viirlr<s Station at I'ort Moveshy. and jier- 
n)nned this d\ity \mtil all the ein-niy shijis and 
I i-oops in timt niiyhboiirliood had hei-n di^.- 
posed of. lie then went to Svdmv, New Sonlh 
Wales, and enlisted in the" IHth Itattn. oi 
Infantry ; was sent to Kgypt, and froni there 
li> the DardaneUes, heins present at the huid- 
iie_', and in charfte of one of the hist of the 
iiiachiiie truns to leave the pi-ninsula at the 
iviii-uation. After a short rest in K^yjit la- 
was sent to Kranci! as Serjjt. in the fdli Machine 
';nn Coy., Australian Iniiierial Korce. At 
I'o/i rcK." on 28 July, lOHl, knowinir that a 
nunihi-r of men were lyinu wonnded in " No 
Man's Land " after a niiiht attack on tlic 
enemy's trencin-s. he leapt onl twier on his own initiati^■e into the darkness in 
the fa'-c of ti-rrilic machine-jiini and rille lin'. aTid siu<<-edi-d in hrinjilng in two 
wounded nn-n on his l>aek. lie went out a third timi-. and was in the act of 
lirint:iny in another man. when he wa-i hit twice and killeil. Kor these conrat;e<ms 
acts and sclf-sacrilice he was awardetl the Victoria Cross 1 l.oiuion (Ja/.ette, 'H) 
Sept. 191(11- Lieut. S. Critten wrote ; •* He was my Half-Section Scr^^t.. and was 
close to me uji at the corner of .Munster Alley, at Pozi-res. on the nit^ht when 
the I7th iiattri. wi-nt over to attack a trcncli opposite. We niaehine ^uniuTs 
had to sit and wait until the attack had succeeded before we advanced to assist 
in the consolidation of the position. As it was, the enemy, who should have 
been attacki'd simultain'ously on tin- h-ft. and were not so attacked, were able 
to conei.ntratc the lire of about i-iiiht or 12 machine «uns on our infantry as the>' 
rushed across * No .Man's Land ' in the dark, and although the men did their 
bi'st. they were ordered to retire. leaviniJ numbers of wounchd lyiny in the shell- 
holes in between the trenches. In spite of tin- tcrrilic niaihinc-ixun Hre and 
dirapnel as well, your son. aetlnK on his r)wn initiati\.'. jumped nut, and .suc- 
e.-eded in brin^iing in one or two wounded men on his back, lie went out a 
third time, and was brinyinji back a poor fellow, when lie was bit in tin- liaek 
and killed. I cannot tell you how upset his ehuin^ were when he did not ({une 
back, and eventually I had to permit two mm. Cori)l. 'riiomp^on (thm Private), 
who had been woumli-d himself earlier in tin- nii:ht. and Corpl. I''ii|<i, to go out 
and briiit: him in. which they did alter lindini: him wi-Il out in ' No .Man's Laml" 
\Vi- took him down in the mornim;, and Iniried him near Contalmaison. his i-hunis 
puttinc up a small cros^ over his i;ra\e." L. -Corpl. C. Millen also ; " His narm- 
will stand for ever amone-=t the men and othc-r^ of the .')th Australian .Machine 
iiun Coy., and also the infantrymen and olhcer-s to whom we wn- attached at 
the time. Although thi-y had only knr)wn him for a few hour-- previously, they 
mourned over Ins death with us as if he had been attached to them for year.-;. 
His name is beinu mentioned by all. Not oidy on this <)ecasion had we found 
him a leader, but at (Jallipoli, after losing our officer and seriieant on 22 .and 
2:{ Aug., we looked to Claud jis our leader, and from then u|) till the time of hi> 
ilcath we would follow him anywhere, having confidence in him as a leatler of the 
true British spirit, ami we know how dillicult it will be for a man of his ability 
to he replaced," f'lnn. 

CATCHPOLE, A., Private. No. 8070. 1st liattn.- 'L'he P.edKufMiire Uegt. ; 
served with tlie K\pedit ionary Force in France: killed in action 2*1 Auii. l*U4. 

GATCHPOLE, ERNEST, L.-CorpL. No. 2()Ufil, l/4th (Territorial) IJattn. 
The Suffolk Regt.. .v. of the late John f::itch[>ole, of Kim Farm. Hessett. by his 
wife, Isabella, dan. of ( — ) (Jroom ; /*. H"-ssrtt. 2:J Nov. 1878; educ. Hessett 
School; enlisted 1 April, 191(»: served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 10 Aug.. and wa-. killed in action 26 Sept. 1*317. His Com- 
nnmding Otlicer wrote : " He was killid by a shell as he was advancing to the 
attack with his Lewis gun team, ami 1 sliall miss him very much, for I have 
known him now for many months, and he has always done mo^t gallant work in tin- 
company. He was i)reviously one of niy stretcher-bearers, ami I have always 
found him working nH)st gallantly under difficult circumstances. Personally, 
and on behalf of all my company. 1 oilVr you my sincere sympathy in your sad 
loss." f/»m. 

GATES, GEORGE EDWARD, V.C.. 2nd Lieut., 2nd llattu. The Rille lirigade 
(The Prince Consort's Own). 5th .s-. of Ccorge Cates, of 221. Kingston Road. 
Wimbledcm. S.W.. by his wife. Alici- Ann. dan. of Isaac Livermoor ; b. Wimble- 
don, CO. Surrey. 1) May. 1892; educ. King's College I'rivati- School then- ; was 
emploved as a Clerk in the Roval Insurance ('ompan> . l.trl. ; joim-d the Artists' 
RiHcs'in Oct. 1914; was gazi-tted 2nd Lieut, Ride Brigade: Mrv.d with tin- 
Kxpeditionarv Force in France and Flanders from .\ug. 1915. and di<'d at the 
i:i7th Field Ambulance i) March, 1017. from wounds received, to the e.-ist of 
Itouchavasne,^, by jilacing his foot on a Inirning bomb. Buried in Hem Ci-mc- 
U'Ty. He was awarded th<- Victoria Cross | Lcmdon Gazette. 11 May. 101 7 [, 
'* For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice. When engaged with soini- 
other men in deepening a caj)tun'd trench, this officer struck with his spade a 
buried bomb, which immcdiatrlv started to burn. Second Lieut. Cati-s. in order 
to save the lives of his rnmra<li -,, plae. d his foot on the bomb, which immediately 
exploded. He showed the nio>t eon-^picuous gallantry and devotion to duty in 
performing the a<t which cost him his life, but saved the lives of others." He 
took a great int-nst in the work of the Wimbledon V.M.C.A.. in connection 
with which he was Scoutmaster of the Scouts" Troop ; mini. 

GATHCART, JAMES. Mine-swccper. Royal Naval Division, s. of .Io!m 
Catheart, of :10. \'ermont Street. Kiuning Park. Ohisgow. l)y his wife. Kuphemia. 
dau. of .John Moon- : b. Kiuning Park. 2 Oct. 1884 ; was employed as a Driller 
in luL'lis" Shii.huihling Yard. Glasgow, and joined the K.N.1>. 7 Nov. 1014. being 
sub-.ipientiv I iiL'agtd in mine sweeping oil the coast of Irelaufl, and died suddenly 
on board the Craig .Min. near Larne Harbour, Ireland, 7 March, 1910: inim. 
GATOR, R., Corpl., No. 7841, 1st IJattn. Loyal North Lancashire Regt. : served 
with the Expi'ditionary F'oree in France ; killed 13-18 Sept. 1914. 
CATTO, ALEXANDER, Private, No. 202r.:J2. 4th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Gordon Highlanders, .v. of Alexander Catto. of Upper lluirskie. Maryculti r, 
Parmer, bv his wife .lam\ dau. of the late .\lexander Milne ; b. Aberdeen. 1 1 
Sept. 1895; educ. at West School. Maryculter: was a Farmer; enlisted 1 Oct. 
1914; served with the Expeditionar\- Force in France and F'landers, and was 
killed in action at Arras 23 April. 1017 ; uinn. 

CAUDWELL, W., Private, Xo. 2239, :ird Dragoon Guards ; served with the 
Expeditionary F'orce in France ; killed C Nov. 1914. 

CAULFIELD, WILLIAM, Private. No. lO.-.lO, 2nd Battn. {94th Foot) The 
Connaught Rangers, attd. 49th Trench Mortar Battery, eldest x. of John Caul- 
ficld, of St. John's Road, Island Bridge, Carpenter, lati- of the Connaught 
Hangers, by his wife, Mary, dau. of .Tohn Cullen ; b. Inchore, co. Dublin, 9 Nov. 



IHOl ; educ. Grand Canal Street School ; was a Port, r ; sirved with the Expedi- 
tionary Fori-i' in France and Flanders from Aug. 1014, and was killed in action 
K) Feb. 1917 ; iitim. 

GALTNTER, E. J., Private, No. 8017, Ist Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light 
Infantry; served with the Kxpt-ditionary Force In France; died of wounds 18 

Sept. 1!114. 

CAVE, G., Private. No. 9112. 1st Battn. The Northumberland Fusiliers ; served 
with the Kxpcditionary Force in France ; killed in action 17 Oct. 1014. 
GAW, HARRY, Private. No. 43102, Kith (Service) liattn. The Highland Light 
Infantry, yr. x. of James .Matthew Caw, M.D., D.P.H., C.M.O., by his wife, .1. A. 
(Bonuygate, Cupar), dau. of Henry Moses Ashton ; h. Wandsworth, London. 
S.W. ;" educ. Krmysted*s (irammar School. Skipton-iu-Craven ; joined the 
Highland Cyclist Battn. in Oct. 1014: served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France aiul Flanders from July, 1910, when he transferred to the Highland 
Light Infantry, and was killed in action 15 Sept. 1917. Burii'd in Coxyde 
.Military Cemetery ; iittrti. 

GAWKILL, STANLEY, Trooper. No. 18235. 1st KiLst Riding Yorkshire Yeo- 
manry (T.F.). 2mi .s. of Tom Cawkill, of 190. Holderness Road. HuH. by his 
wife, Mary Louisa, dau. of John .\shton ; h. Hull, co. York, 1 Nov. 1890 ; educ. 
Craven Street See<mdary School there; joined the East Riding Yeomanry in 
Xov. 1914 ; served with the Kgy|)tian I'lxpeditionary Force in Kgypt and Pales- 
tine from April. 1017, and was killed in action a few nules from Jerusalem 14 
Nov. following. Burit-d at Naan. Egyitt. An otlicer wroti- : " Your son was 
killed whilst goim; up on to a ridg'- to save his eoritoral. who was wounded. It 
was one of those magnilii-eiit deeds of self-sacritlee that makes one so jiroud of 
the name of an Ijiglishman. He was always an extraordinary caitable and 
willing soldier. an<l ne\er quibbled at an order — one of the men who could least 
be spared in the s(|uadron." IJiun. 

GAWKWELL, A. E., Private, No. 7154. 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire Regt. ; 
served with the Kxpcditionary Force in France; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
GAWTHERAY, H., Private, No. 8811, 1st Battn. The Xorthumbcrland 
Fusiliers; served with the Expeditionary Force in F'rance ; killed in action 
9 Sept. 1914. 

CAYFORD, GEORGE EVERETT, 2nd Lieut., Royal Flying Corps, only x. of 
lObenezer George Cayff)rd. of The Mall, WansU^ad. Contractor's Agent, by liis 
wife, Charlotte, dau. of John Goode ; b. Clapton, London, H Dec. 1895; educ. 
Bancroft's School. Woodford ; was apprenticed as an Engineer with Messrs. 
Broome & W^ade. Ltd.. High Wycombe ; upon completing his indentures he 
joined the Artists' Rifles O.T.C. 28 Feb. 1910; obtained a commission 2(1 Jan. 
1917. and was killed ;is a result of an accident whilst dying at Shrewsbury 10 
July following. Buried in the ('ity of London Cemetery, llford ; itnm. 
GHADDOGK, J., CoriiL. No. 5302, Tlie Scots Guards ; served with the Kxpcdi- 
tionary Force in France ; died of wounds 2 Nov. 1914. 

CHADWICK, F., Sergt.. No. H932, 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire Regt. ; 
served with the Kxpcditionary Force in France; died of wounds 18 Oct. 1914. 
GHADWICK, HARRY. Private, No. 7451. 
2nil Battn. {19th Foot) Alexandra, Princess of 
Wales's Own (Yorkshire Kegt.), s. of Timmas 
Chadwick. by his wife, Louisa (I4y5 Woodside. 
L.ine. Shetlield), dau. of Thomas {and Maria) 
Porter; (>. Shetfield, 28 Oct. 1892; educ. 
WOodsiile Lane School then- ; was a Black- 
Huutii's Striker; enlisted in Aug. 1914 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in F'rance and 
Flanders from 10 Oct. following, and was killed 
ill action at Yjires 10 Jan. 1915. Jiuried there ; 

CHADWICK, JOHN WILLIAM, Rifleman, 
-No. 307712, I Hth (Territorial) Battn. The 
I'rince of Wal.s's Own (West Yorkshir.' Kegt.). 
.v. of .lohn William Chadwick, Coach Wheeler, 
ol 1(1. Ashberry Road. Sheffield, by his wife 
.Mary, dau. of Thomas Piggott ; b. Sheffield 
2H July, 1889 ; educ. Ui)i»prtlioriie Council 
School; was a Coach Painter; enli.sted 16 
Fi'b. 1910; became F'orward Observer in his 
battalion ; served with the Expeditionary 
I''orce in France and Flanders ; took part in 
the o|)iTations at Vpres. where he was gassed 
20-27 July, 1017; rejoined his regiment on 
recovery, and was killed in action at Ypres 
9 Oct. following, while moving up to a jiosition 
iliiring an advance. Buried there. His Com- 
iiianclinL' Officer wroti- : " H<' was personally 
iindi-r my command for some time previous to 
111-, death, and was chosen by me for tin* very 
hazardous duty of Observer on account of his 
great attention to duty and chiierfulness under 
a?iy conditions and his great coolness in faco 
OI Are. He was a good comrade, and his loss 
t> dct'ply regretted by nie ])ersonaIIy and by 
all his old comrades." Unm. 
CHALK. A., Private, No. 9905, 1st Baltu. 
Thi- Rifle Brigade; served with the Kxpedi- 
tionarv Force in Fram-e ; killed 2(5 Aug. 
1014. ■ 

John William Chadwick. CHALMERS. ALEXANDER, Private. No. 

32. 20th P.attn. A\istralian Imperial Force. 
K. ot Joseph Chalmers, of Wardinill, Drumoak, co. Aberdi-i-n, Farmer and Oatmeal 
.Miller, by his wife, .\nuie. dau. of the late James Ogg ; and luotlur to L. -Corpl., 
1). Chalmers (v.r.); b. Fiirm of Tulloeh. Durris, co. Kincardine, 27 Sept. 1880; 
educ. Central School, Drumoak; went to Australia in Sept. 1912. On the 
outl>reak of war he enlisted in tin- Australian I-'orces ; served with the lCxj)edi- 
tionary Force in France and Flan<lcr>. and was killed in action near Bapauine 
5 Nov. 1910, Buried there. His Chaplain wrote : " He was unswerving in the 
execution of his duty, and keen in iiiplioiding the honour of his country's rights. 
In his battalion In- bi-ars a good record, and was highly respected by his com- 
manding officer^ and tdlow soldiers." Umn. 

CHALMERS, ALEXANDER, Private. No. 104670, 75th Battn. Canadian 
I'^xpeditionary Force, 2nd y. of Nathaniel Chalmers, of 32. .lami-s Stn-i-t, Dundee, 
Calender Worker, by his wife, Annie, dau. of William Lindsa\ : h. ivirrieimiir, 
CO. Forfar, 24 March, 1890; educ. there, and suhseqii'-ntly beeamt- Jlanager of 
the Royal Arch Bar. l)und'-e ; went to Canada in March, 1908, and settled at 
Toronto as a Carpenter : joiiud the Canadian Expeditionary Force 12 May. 1916 ; 
came over with tla^ Contingent in July, 1916, and was killed in action at Vimy 
Ridge 8 June, 19I7 ; num. 

CHALMERS, DAVID, L.-Cori.l.. No. 29691, 16th (Service) Battn. The Royal 
Scots (Lothian Regt.), yst. k. of Joseph Chalmers, of Wardinill, Drumoak, co. 




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Ahirdo«Mi, Farmer and Oatin.iil .Mill' r, by his wilV, Aimie, dau. ol tin; latt; Janics 
Oge ; Jind brotlier to Private A. Chalmers («?.('.); b. Drumoak. 10 Sept. 1B92 ; 
t'duc. Central Schools. Drumoak ; enlisted 12 Feb. 1916 ; served with the E.\prdi- 
tionary Force in Kranrt- and Flanders, and was killed in action east of Hargicourt 
28 Auti. 1917. by shell-ftre during an enemy counter-attack. Buried there. His 
Commanding Officer wrote : " I very much regret to inform voii that vour son. 
L.-Corpl. David Chalmers, was killed in action on 28 Au^. 1917, cast of Hargi- 
eourt. I shall miss your boy very much, as he was a youngster full of grit and 
showed great personal bravery on all occasions, setting a fine example to the 
other men. On the morning of the attack he went right through to the furthest 
objective without being hit, but unfortunately was killed by shell fire during a 
counter-attack. He was very popular with the officers and men. and will be 
greatly missed." Unm. 

CHAMBERLAIN, E.. Private. No. 76-15. 1st Battn. The Devonshire llrgt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary P'oree in France ; killed in action 22 Oct. 1914. 
CHAMBERLAIN, W., Coy, S.-rgt. -Major. No. H384. The Grenadi<-r (iuard^ . 
served with tin- Expeditionary Force in Franei- ; died of wounds :i Nov. 1914" 
CHAMBERLAIN, WILLIAM MASTERS. Private, No. 9314. 7th (Service) 
Battn. The Lincolnshire Kegt., only .s. of .Tolm Cliamberlain, of Dowsdale. Crow- 
land, Peterborough, by his wife. .lane. dau. of George Keed ; h. Dowsdale, near 
Crowland. Peterborough, .o .July. 188:i ; educ. Board School there; was a 
Labourer, and enlisted at Spalding, co. Lincoln. 19 Sept. 1914 ; served with the 
Expeditionary J'orce in France and Flanders from 9 July 1015 ; was wounded 
in action in Nov. and also in the following April; was on board the Hospital 
Ship Anglia when she was mined in tin- Ciiannel. but was rescued ; the vessel 
that assisted the Angiia was h<-r>elf mined, and he was saved a second time : 
returned to the front for the third time early in 1916, and was killed in action 
:i July following ; unm. 

CHAMBERS, ALEXANDER, L.-Corpl., No. 11735, 5th Dni^oon Guards, yst. 
s. of the late Alexander Chamliers, of Kirkmaiden, co. Wigtown, bv his wife, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Alex. Hannah ; b. Kirkmaiden aforesaid, 26 Aug. 1886 ; cduc. 
there ; was a Warder in an asylum at Melrose ; enlisted in Sept. 1914 ; served 
with the Exiieditionary Force in France and Flanders from June, 191.">. and was 
killed in action near Cambrai 22 Nov. 1917. Buried at Flesquii res ; fOWi. 
CHAMBERS, ANTONY GERALD, 2nd Lieut.. 6th Battn. The Duke of 
Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Kegt.), 4th .v. of the late Dr. Antony Bernard 
Chambers, of Long Eaton, by his wife, Julia (Barmby House, Brayton Road. 
Selby, CO. York) ; and brother to Private V. L. Cliambers (q.r.) ; b. Long Eaton, 
CO. Nottingham, 12 March, 1895 ; educ. Mount St. Mary's College. Chestertield ; 
was einpluve.! on the staff of "The Standard"; joined the Public SeliooK 
Battn. s, pt, 1914 ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 6th Middlesex Regt, 9 May, 1915 ; weiil 
to France 29 May. 1916. and was killed in action on the Somme battle-front 1 
.Fuly following. Buried at Krieourt, east of Albert ; unm. 

CHAMBERS, CHARLES THOMAS, Private, No. 1620. 1 .^th (T.-rritorial i 
Battn. The liulfs (East Kent Regt.), eldest *'. of Private Herl)ert Chambers, oi 
the same battalion (and Market Gardener in civil life), by his wife. Hel.-n (Hose 
C^ottagc. t'hart Sutton. Maid.stone, co. Kent), dau. of Edwin Holland ; b. Chart 
Sutton. Maidstone, -iO Jan. 1897 ; cduc. Elementary School there ; was a Gar- 
dener on the Rumwood Court Estate ; joined the 5th Buffs 1 Sept. 1914, and 
after training at Sandwich, proceeded with tliem to India in Oct. 1915, for 
garrison duty at Kamptee. and from there to the Persian Gulf in the following 
Nov. ; was wounded in action 8 Jan. 1916, when with the relieving force for 
Kut in Mesopotamia. His l)ody bi*ing found 4 Feb. 1916, was buried on the 
battlefield. Sergt. A. Whaley. of his battalion, wrote that he was always con- 
sidered " missing," and as having probably been sent to the Base with the 
wounded, but he was found on 4 Feb. by a party of soldiers marching up ; iinm. 
CHAMBERS, DAVID MACDONALD, Capt., 12th (Service) Battn. The Dur- 
ham Liglit Infantry. ;;rd s. of Major-General Robert Yeld Chambers, Bengal 
Staff Corps, by his wife, Isabella, dau. of the Rev. Aastey ; b. India. 29 Aug. 
1876 ; educ. at a private school, and the Citj' Guild of London Central Institu- 
tion ; was a Mining and Consulting Engineer, and specialized \u the Petroleum 
industry. For some years he was in Galicia, Austria-Himgar\ , having joint 
management in 80 wells: went to Italy, where he carried on Imsiness in Milan. 
On the outbreak of war he was charged with carrying De^jatelies from the 
Foreign Office to the British Ambjissador in Rome, also JJespatehes from Rome 
to England ; later he servt'd as an Army Interpreter ; obtained a counnission 
in Nov. 1914, being attacheil to the Royal Engineers in Oct. 1915, and took 
a tunnelling company to (jallipoli ; took part in the second evacuation ; was 
sent to Egypt, and later serv(ui with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders ; was invalided liome in May, 1916 ; rejoined his regiment on recovery, 
and was killed in action south-east of Y'pres 20 Feb. 1917. while supitnrting hi.s 
men under heavy bombardment. Buried at Zillebeke. He m. at Padtlingtnn, 
London, :10 Oct. 1900. Elizabeth Adelaide, dau. of the late Adam William Black. 
Publisher, and had two children : Elizabeth, h 20 Nov. 1901, and Margot, b. 24 
April, 19U5. 

CHAMBERS. FRANCIS, Private. No. L/6266, 1st Battn. (.50th Foot) The 
Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt.). s. of the late Thomas (lijimlHTs; b. 
London : educ. there : served 12 years with the Colours, and joined the Keserve : 
was called ui> on the outbreak of war; served with the Expeditinnary Force 
in France and Flandi-rs from jVng. 1914. and was killed in action on the Somme 
4 Oct. 1917. He was mentioned in Despatibes i London Gazette. 21 Dec. 1917) 
by F.M. Sir Douglas Haig. for gallant and disringuished service in the field, and 
was presented with a |iarrhmeut card from (ieneral Stephens, commanding 5th 
Division, for do\otioii to duty ; num. 

CHAMBERS. VICTOR LEETHEM. Private, No, 25533, 1st Battn. (26th 
Foot) The Cameronians (Scottish Jtilles). .">th ,v. of the late Dr. Antony Bernard 
Chambers, of Long Eaton, bv liis wife. Julia (I'.armby House. Brayton Road. 
Selby, CO. York), dau. of William Leetheni ; and brother to 2nd Lieut. A. ii. 
Chambers (q.v.); b. Long Eaton, co. Nottingham, 28 June, 1897 ; educ. Mount 
St. Marv's College, Chesterfield; wa.^ eniploved at the \'"ork liranch of the 
London City and Midland Bank ; enlisted 1 Feb. 1915 ; served with the Kxpedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 12 Nov. following, and died in hospital 
at Glasgow 1 Oct. 1916, from woimds received in action at D<!lville Wood 17 
July ; 7inm. 

CHAMBERS, WILFRID JOHN, Lieut.. Uth (.Service) Battn. The East 
Surrey Regt., onlv s. of Francis Chambers, of Lested Lodge, Chart Sutton. 
Maidstone, M..\., by his wife, Frances Elizabeth, dau. of William Johnson, of 
Great Dunmow, co. Essex : and gdson. of the late Col. Henry Hector Alexander ; 
b. Maidstone, 14 April, 1894 ; educ. Arlington House. Brighton, and Braillield 
College, where. lie held the Warden I-lxhibition, and Exeter College, Oxford, where 
he was ;i niendier of the O.T.C. : obtained a commission 11 Dec. 1914 : became 
Musketrv Instructor and Bombing Officer to his battalion; served with the 
Exi>editionarv Force in France and Flanders from Jidy, 1916, and was killed in 
action near Bethune 18 Aug. following by an aerial torpedo. Buried at Cite 
Calonne. His Commanding Officer wrote: "He was a very capable and 
promising officer , . . and "carried out his duties to my entire satisfaction." 
and the Sergt. : " He was very popular with the men : he died an officer and a 
gentleman in the performance" of his duty." A senior officer also wrote: " 1 
can't altogether regret the fate of one who has lived his life so well and given it 
up so nobly." Umn. 



CHAMPION, FREDERICK HARRY. .VI. M.. Sergt.. 1st 22nd Itattn. (Thu 
(Queen's) The London Regt. (T.F.), 3rd t*. of William Edward Champion, bv his 
wife, Frances Victoria (19, Albacore Crescent, Lewisham. London, S.K.)"; b. 
West Wickham, co. Kent, 24 June. 1889: educ. Plassy Road L.C.C. School: 
enlisted 7 Aug. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionarv Force in France and 
I-'landers from 10 March. 1915. and was killed in action at Flers 4 Oct. 1916. He 
liad previously taken i)art in the operations at Givenchy, Festubert,. Loos and 
Hulluch, and was Acting Coy. Sergt. -Major at the time of his death. His Captain 
wrote : " I can only say that his death is a great loss to me, not only because he 
was of the very greatc^st helj) to me, but also because I always found him such a 
splendid chap in every way." He was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry 
ill the field ; umn. 

CHAMPION, REGINALD JAMES, Lieut., 1st Battn. Scots Guards. 2nd 
'iuards Brigade, aftd. I.iglit rreneh Mortar Battery. 3rd and yst. x. of George 
Cli;irles Cliam|)ion. of Heiitlierside, Horsell, Woking, by his wife, Adelaide, dau. of 
.lames S. Walker: /*. Hnrsell. co. Surrey, 15 July, 1895: educ. Royal Grammar 
Sehool, Guildford, when- he obtaim-d in 1913 an open scholarship in Natural Science 
at .lesus College. Oxford, winning the same year a Surrey County .Major Seholarshii^ 
and the Schools Nettle Exhibition. On th'e outbreak of war he joined the Public 
Schools I'.rigadi- : r)htaiii'd a eommission in the London Regt. 18 Nov. 1914 ; served 
witli the l'^\|pi(litinn;ny I'oree in France and Flanders ; w.xs severely wounded 
31 .Aug. 1915, being in\alided home on sick leave: transferred to the Scot^ 
Gmirds on his recovery in Jan. 1916. and returned to France ; was again wounded 
13 Sept.. but remained with his regiment, and was killed in action 18 July. 1917, 
being shot tlu-ough tin; head while in cliarge of his battery. Buried in Canada 
Farm Cemetery, Elverdinghe, north-west of Ypres. His* Commanding Officer 
wrote : "■ He was a most gallant officer, too brave, in fact. ... He was very 
highly thought of in the Trench Mortar Battery. He has done so reri/ well, 
and his loss to the battery is a very great one," and anotlier officer : " I have lost 
a splendid and brave olficer and a very great friend. He w;is always cheerful 
and brave, and was very much beloved by the men of the battery, and also of 
liis old platoon in the ut Dattu. Scots Guards." Umn. 

CHANCELLOR. GEOFFREY ELLIS, 2nd Lieut. (Reserve) Battn. The 
(Jueen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). and tln'^ 
Royal Flying Corps. «. of" the late Walt4T 
Chancellor, of Hcrsham, co. Surrey, and of the 
London Stock Exchange, by his wife. A. (3, 
.Maida Yale Mansions. W.), dau. of the late 
Richard ICIlis : b. Chessington Hall, co. Surrey. 
12 Aug. 1898 : educ. Eton, where he was a 
Sergt. in the O.T.C. ; obtained Ids commission 
.fuly. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary 
Korce in France and Flanders from Jan. 1916. 
an<l was accidentally killed at St. Omer 9 July, 
1916, while flying. Buried in the French 
Souvenir Cemetery, St. Omer. Capt. E. 
Graves wrote : " He was just what an English 
schoolboy should be, keen as mustard for any- 
thing, whether it was dangerous work or not. 
When he came up in the air with me I felt 
ready for anything : with no one else was it the 
same. I love to look back on it. He was 
such a pal, too, always wanting to help one. 

Geoffrev F Chanopllor ='"*^ always thoughtful' I got to love Geoffrey, 

i,eonre> e. Chancellor. ,^.^^^ ^^.,^^ ^^^^^ ^,^ j^j^.^^, observer to ray mind 

— keen, high-siiirit(Hi. mid always doing the right thing." and another officer: 
'■ ,\s an observi-r lie was all that could be desired, and 1 used to take him when- 
ever circumstances would permit. In a "scrap' he was wonderfidly cool in his 
shooting, and altogether lie was far and away the best observer we had — ^ideal at 
bis job." He was a keen sportsman, and won some distinction as a light-weight 
lioxer, g\nniast. and as a ritie shot : unm, 

CHANDLER, J. R., Pri\ate. No. 7242, 1st Battn. The Royal Berkshire Regt. : 
>erved with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 26 Oct. 1914. 
CHANDLER, W. T. J.. L.-Corpl., No. 8823. 1st Battn. The Hampshire Regt. : 
-erved with tln' Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 2 Oct. 1914. 
CHANNING, EDWARD JOHN, Private. 
No. 40055, 10th (Service) Battn. The Wor- 
cestershire Kegt-. eldest .^•. of Henry James 
Chanuing. of 20. Whitmore Street. " Palfrey, 
Walsall, (ioods Guard, by his wife. Emma, 
dau. of John White, of Rose Cottage. Dunley. 
near Stourport ; b. Hanlcv. co. Stafford, 27 
Oct. 1895; educ. Palfrey Schools. Walsall; 
was a Tailor's Cutter; joined the 5th South 
Staffordshire Regt. 1 Feb. 101« ; took i>art in 
rlie Dublin Keb<-llion in April: served with the 
E\l)editionary Force in France from 3 Sept. 
following, transferring to the Worcestershires 
t!ie same month, and wils killed in action a 
Mollebeke 2(t Sept. 1917, while acting as 
-fretcher-bearer and assisting a woimded 
eonuade to a dressing station. Buried in 
I'usilier W Oud Cemetery, north-east of Holle- 
beke. two and three quarter miles south-east of 
Vjires. He was a member of Palfrey Church 
Choir for 11 vears ; unm. 





Edward John Channing. 



CHAPLIN, FREDERICK HARDRESS, Major. 154th Hampshire Heavy 
Battery. l<(»\al tiarrison Artillery, only x. Of 
Frederick William Chaplin, of 187. Queen's. 
'Jate. London, S.W., by his wife. Margaret 
l.ucv, (iau. of the late John Francis Waller, of 
Dublin. I.L.D. : h. London, 12 .Ian. 1873 ; cduc. 
r\ tteidiuntiiT Lodge, near St. Albans, and 
rh.irterhmise, where he was in Daviesite's 
Mouse ; obtained a commission in the Hanip- 
-.hire (iarrison .Artillery (T.F.) : went to South 
Africa in 1901 with the Wemyss* Horse ; was 
i n valided home after severe enterit is ; was 
appointed .Adjutant to the Ham|>shirc Garrison 
Artiltery on his recovery. 22 March. 1909, 
lia\iug held a commission in the same artillery 
previous to going to South Africa ; snbsc- 
.piently raised a heavy battery, which he com- 
manded for eight years. On the outbn^ak of 
war he was stationed at Weymouth ; served 
with the Exjxditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 30 April. 1916. and died of 
heart failure 27 May following, by his guns at 
Ypres. Buried in Brandehoek Cemetery, near 
Ypres. He m. in 1910. Frances, dau. of the Rev. Charle-s Russell Tomkins, Vicar 
of St. Peter's Church, Southsea, formerly of the Royal Navy. 




Frederick H. Chaplin. 



The Roll of Honour 




Ernest R. B. Chapman. 




CHAPMAN, A., Private. No. 92!)4. :Jr(i liattn. The Rifle Itri^tida ; served with 
th<- Kxpeditiodiiry Turee in Fniiuv . kill<d in aetion 26 Sept. 1914. 
CHAPMAN, CHARLES HERBERT. I'rivat.-, No. 20i:(t2. l:Uh (Service) 
IJuttn. The Koval Siism-x Keirt.. >>.(. x. <>i William Chapmuu. oi «A. Challin Street, 
I'eniie. S.K. : b. IVnue, S.E., lo Nov. 188G : educ. St. Jolin's School thrri- : 
i-nlisted 28 Dee. lOlfi; served witli the Expeditionary Force in Fraiiei' and 
I'liuiders. and was killed in aetion at Lancashire Farm 18 June. 1!>17. Ituried 
ill thf New Military Cemetery, Vlamertinwhe. west of Ypre.s. His Captain wrote : 
■■ \\f died likf a brave man at his jiost of duty, and wiu* a favfuirite anum^ all 
hi^ ri.niraii.s/' H»- iii. at Miteliam. 27 S.-|it. ll)Ui. (— ). only dan. of .lohn I'yle. 
CHAPMAN. ERNEST ROBERT BRAY- 
BROOK, I'rivat.-. No. Is;;:,*;. l>t lialtn, (.".oth 
Foul I Thr Queen's Own ( Koval \Vr,>t Kml 
Hiyt.). -v. of Walter Chapman, of Juhilc Moiisr. 
1 M-nver. CO. Norfolk. Farmer ; h. 1 towidiani 
Markft. CO. Norfolk. 8 April. lSi)7 ; educ. 
lii-nvrr Council School; was apprenticed to a 
I'rintrr; ndisted H April, liM« ; served with 
I he Kxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
trom 7 Sept. following, and was killed in aetion 
at the Itattle of Arras 2-1 April, 1017. Buried 
mar Lens : unm. 

CHAPMAN. F.» Private, No. 894(1, 1st Battn. 
riu' lirdfordshire Kegt. ; served with the 
Kx|ieditionarv Force in France; killed in 
aeti<ni 2(1 Oct. 1914. 

CHAPMAN, F. C, Corpl.. No. 3927. 4th 
I Hoyal Irish) Drajiocni (iuards ; served with 
tin- Kxpeditionarv Force in France ; killed 
i:i Sept, 1914. 

CHAPMAN. G. H., Private. No. 1945, 1st 
Kattn. The Northumberland Fusiliers; served 
with tin- Kxpeditionarv Force in France; died 
oi wounds 21 Oct. 1914, 

CHAPMAN. HORACE, Private, Xo. 43942. 
S.conii Class Air Mt-clianie. Royal Flying Corps, 
iiiil\ .s. of the late Thutiias Chapman. Scilicitor, 
l.y his wifi', Laura ((lifton Hank. 140. Chapel- 
tuwii, Koad Leeds), dau. of the late Benjamin 
lenipest Wood, of Leeds; h. 21 Sejit. 1880; 
educ. Leeds Grammar School; was a Solicitor. 
Iteiiif; the sole representative of the firm of 
1 )awson tt Chapman. Solicitors. Leeds ; en- 
listed 17 Auk. 1916; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 31 
Dec, following, and died in iiospital at St. 
Oiner 22 April. 1917, from cerebro-spinnl 
nieiijnuitis. Buried in Souvenir Cemetery, St 
Onier ; antn. 

Horace Chapman. CHAPMAN, THEODORE VICTOR, M.C., 

Cajit.. 2nd Battn. (2nd Foot) The (iueen'ii 
( Itoyal West Surrey Kejit.). eldest surv. ». of the Rev. TluMidore Clmrles Chap- 
man". M.A., Secri'tary to the Churcli Pastoral Aid Society, formerly Vicar of Christ 
Church, Clifton, and Jesmond and Newcastle-on-Tyne, by ins wife, Alice Barr, 
dau. of the late Patrick Keith; and brother to Capt. P.C. Chapman [>ec Vol. 
I,, page 77], and Capt. O. H. Chapman [sec Vol. II., page *i5! ; b. Clirtun, P.ii-;tol, 
L'> Sept. 1897: educ. Clifton College, and King's College School. Wimbiedon, 
S.W. ; wjis preparing to be a Civil Engineer ; entered the Royal Military College. 
Sandhurst. 23 Sept. 1914 ; gazetted 2nd r>ieut. in April, 191.T, and served with 
the Kxpeditionary Force in Franci' and Flanders from 25 May following; was 
laasscd and twice wounded, and was killed in action at Bullerourt 12 May, 1917. 
after successfully taking a position which he bad been ordered to take. Burieci 
there. A brother otlieer wrote : " He w;is the most perfect soldier and the most 
perfect man I have ever met. Few men can have been so universally loved by 
his subalterns, N.C.O.*s and men. He was a born leader of men. and his extra- 
ordinary ability, coolness and consideration for everyone end^-ared him to us all. 
No company commander can ever fill Ms place, or be so loved and trusted. His 
nobje life and example will remain with and inspire ev(;ry one oi us as long as we 
live." and his Colonel : " Vour son was quite my most promising otlii-er in every 
way. and coiiimaiided his company with great ability. 1 had the privilege of 
knowing him from the tinu' lie joined in 1015. and watched his devr-lopment an(l 
progress with the gn*atest interest. He was so conscientious and true, that it 
wa< <litficu!t to believe that he was still only a bo\." He was mentioned in 
Desiiatciies by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) P'rench [London (iazette. 1 Jan. 1916]. 
lor L'allant and distinguished service in the field, and was awarded the Military 
Cross I London (lazette. 14 Jan. UtltiJ, for conspicuous gallantrv at Hnlluch 
■lo Sept. 1915 ; num. 

CHAPPEL. WILLIAM ELDON, Lieut., 2/4th (Territorial) Battn. The Duke 
"f CornwaH's Light Infantry, attd. Royal Flying 
< orps. yr. s. of Herbert FIdon Chappel, of 31. 
I'emberley Avenue, Bedford, Retired Director 
ot Telegrajihs. India Burma Circle, by his 
wife. Caroline Mary. dau. of the late Rev. 
Canon Chri.stopherson. Rector of Falmouth; 
/», Kalmonth, 23 April. 1897; educ. Belmont 
School there; The King's School, Worcester, 
and the Bedford Grammar School, where 
he was captain of boats, a monitor, and head 
of his lioiLse. He obtained a commission 
July, 1915, while still at school: underwent a 
enurse at Hayling Island, and later joined his 
regiment in India, where he was Machine dun 
( Hitter of the battalion, and went through the 
Maeliine i.i\m Course at Paehman ; became 
iittaebed to the Royal Flying Corps in Feb. 
I '.'17, and was kUled 4 April, 1917, while flying 
af Suez. Buried there ; num. 

». 1.- iri^ r-i, 1 CHAPPELL, H., Private. No. 8733, 1st Battn. 

William Eldon Chappel. .j.j^^. j^j,^„.^ ^^.^ ^j^^y^, Lancaster Regt.) ; 

served with the Kxpeditionary Force in France ; killed 20-22 Oct. 1914. 

CHAPPELL, HAROLD, Sergt.. No. 14138. Machine Gun Section. 7th (Service) 

Battn. Princess Ch;irl(itte of Wali^V (Royal Berkshire Regt.), 3rd s. of Edwin 

Barnard ( bappell, ..f riinrii<l;dr. Tierney Koad. streatham, by his wife. Elizabeth, 

dau. of William PilkinL'tnn ; b. Higlibiir>. London, N. ; educ. Streatham; was 

in biLsiness with Ids father; enlisted in .\ug. 1914, after the outbreak of war; 

served with the Salonika Army from ^larch, 1915, and was killed in action at 

Horse Shoe Hill 27 Oct. 1916. " Buried there. Lieut. E. W. Ravenshear wrote : 

"He was out with two machine guns to protect the flank of a raiding party, 




and unfortunately the Rulgars loniul the position with th<-ir heavy guns. He 
Wiis struck by u shell splinter. ... It is diflicnit for me to say how very much 
I felt his loss; while the machine guns were together, be had been one of m>' . 
N.C.O.'s for 18 months, and I had always felt I could rely on him lor anything. 
It would have been hard to tkud a better man at his job. .Vfterwards, wiien, as 
you probably know, the guns were divided among their companii-s. he com- 
manded his company section, anil Ins company connnamhr wa- alwa>s telling 
me what a splendid fellow he was," I'inn. 



. No. !()()82, 1st Battn. The I)uk<- < 
Expeditionary Force in France 



It (oinwairs Light 
killed in action 



CHAPPELL, VV. J., i'rivat. 
Infanlrv; served with the 
13 Oct.'l9l4. 

CHAPPLE. AUBREY TORRINGTON, Private, No. 224059. Army Service 
Corps (Mechanical Transport). 2nd vS. of John Torrington Chappie, of Hamilton 
Wick. Solicitor, l)y his wife. Atnia Ornisby, dau. of Dr. Wat kin Roberts, of 
Carnarvon ; b. Surbiton Hill, co. Surrey, 18 Sept. 18H2 ; educ, liedtord (irammar 
School ; was a Solicitor, and entered irdo partnership with hi-- i;itlLer i[i 1908 ; 
enlisted 21 Sept. 19Hi, and died oi spotted fever 3 May, 1917. ;it I'Mlham Military 
Hospital. Burii'd in Weybridge Ceineter>. His Commandinu (Ulicer wrote: 
" Your son, who was ver.v popular with ns all. was very attentive to his duties, 
and his absence will be keenly felt." and a comrade : "I would like something 
to rememijcr your son by. as you cannot conceive how mueli he is missed in this 
billet, as he was one who was always willing to help you, if necessary, and we all 
hope you liave found consolation in your grief that he died in the service of his 
King and Country." He was a keen sportsman, rowed for his school eight, and 
a member of the XL in 1901 ; was a member, and later capt-siin and secretary, 
of the Kingston Rowing Club, and also a member of Surbiton Football Club at 
one time ; itnm. 

CHAPPLE, PERCY WILFRED, L.-CorpL, No. 17836, 14th (Service) Battn. 
(Swansea) Tlic Welsh Regt., eldest .v. of .\rtluir Christopher ('happle, by his wife, 
Florence Fmily (35, Ysgol Street, Danygraig. Swansea), dau. of .Charles Tarling ; 
b. Bridgend, co. Glamorgan. 11 Jan. 1894 ; educ. there ; was a Second Steward 
in the Merchant Service; volunteered and enlisted 12 Nov. 1914; served 
with the Hxiieiiitionary Force in France from 23 Nov. 1915, and died I Feb. 
1910, of wounds received in action. Buried in Mervillc Cemetery. Capt. 
1). H. Sandbrook, of his battalion, wrote: " He was carrying out a very dan- 
gerous duty on the morning of :H) Jan,, when he was fired on by a German patrol. 
He was brought in by Lieut. Roderick and tlie Coy. Sergt. -Major, very badly 
wounded, and ilied on 1 Feb." L'nm. 

CHARLES, E. A., Gunner, No. 42395, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CHARLESTON, EBENEEZER, 2nd Lieut., 11th (Service) The King's Royal 

Rifle Corps, -v. of William John Charleston, of 8. .May Terrace. Plymouth, by his 
wife. Elizabeth Eva ; and nejihew of the Honourable D.M. Charleston. Senator 
of the Australian Parliament ; b. Plynmuth. 20 June. 1881 ; educ. Plynipton 
Grammar School ; was a Teacher on the statf of the Camel's Head Boys' School, 
Devonport : enlisted 3 June, 1916, and in Oct. joined the O.T.C. at Christ's 
College, Cambridge; obtained a commission in March, 1917; served with the 
Exjwditionary Force in Franco and Flanders from 5 April, and was killed in 
action at Langemarck 20 Sept. 1917. Buried there. His Commanding Otficfrr 
wrote : " On 20 Sept. the battalion took part in a big attack. Your husband 
was leading his platoon on the right of the front line. Shortly after the start 
we came up against a very strong German position, which was midamaged by 
our artillery, and which was held by six machine guns. Your husband most 
gallantly Ie"d two attacks against the position. In the first attack he was hit 
on the body, but his steel plate saved him. In the second attack he was hit 
by a bullet in the head and killer! in.stantly. His conduct w;is most gallant, 
and he died like a real ritlmiad. doing his utmost in a most difficult and trying 
position. Your Inisband's .splendid conduct will always be remembered by me. 
and it cert^iinly greatly assisted." He m. at Plymouth, 20 Dee. 1911. Ernestine, 
dau. of Charles Limpennv. and had two sons: Edmund Vivian, b. 7 Nov. 1912, 
and Eustace David, b. 1 March, 1910. 

CHARLOTTE, J., Shoeing Smith Corpl. . No. 5659, 20th Hussars ; served with 

the Kxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 18 Oct. 1914. 
CHARLTON. GEORGE, Private. No. 14/60, 11th (Service) Battn. The East 
Yorkshire Regt.. 2nd -s. of Joseph Cliarlton, of 20. Waterloo Street. Hull; ft. 
18 Sept. 1885 ; educ. St. Paul's Jioard School Drainside ; enlisted 25 Oct. 1915 ; 
served with the p:xpeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed 
in action at Merieourt 20 Feb. 1918. Buried there ; unm. 

CHARLTON, H.. Private, No. 383. 1st Battn. The Northumberland FiLsiliers ; 
served with tlie Kxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Oct. 1914. 

CHARMAN, A. E.. Private. No. 8057. 5th Dragoon Guani- : >erve(i with the 



Expeditionary Force in France 



died r)t wounds I'.tl 4. 



CHARRINGTON. ARTHLR LESLIE. Pri- 
vate, No. 5221, 2nd IJattn. H.A.C. (T.F.), 
only s. of the late .\rthur Leslie Charrington, 
by his wife, Eliza Charlotte (Green End, St. 
Ives, CO, Hunts), dau. of George Tavlor Humble ; 
b. St. Ives. 8 Feb. 1890 ; cdue. Wykeham 
House. Worthing, and by a private tutor ; 
enlisted 17 Nov. 1915 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 
I Oct. 1916 : was wounded 2 April following, 
and died at No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station 
the following day. Buried in Colin Camp. 
He was a keen sportsman, and won the £50 
gold cup for golf at Worthing, co. Sussex, on 
5 April, 1910. He m. at W'orthing, 4 Jan. 
1915, Augusta Beatrice, dau. of George Paey. 
CHARRINGTON. EDWIN MILWARD, 
Capt., 3rd (Reserve) Battn. The Essex Regt., 
yr..'*. of Capt. Harry Julian Charrington. of Eaton 
Terrace, London. S.W. and, Denshott. Leigh. Rei* 
gate, late Yorkshire Regt.. by his wife. Helen, dan. 
of the late William Gray, of Grayscourt. York ; 
b. London. 28 Feb. 1891 : educ. Wellington House. Westgate-on-Sea, and Radley 
College ; entered the otfice of the Union Insurance Company of Canton, intending 
to go out to Clnna ; but on the outbreak of war obtained a commission ; was 
jiromoted Capt. 21 Sept. 1910 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 18 Feb. 1915. being attached to the Suffolk Regt. ; was 
wounded at Bailleul in JIay. 1915 ; rejoined his regiment at Felixstowe on re- 
covery, and afterwards returned to France : took part in the operations on the 
Somme. and was killed in action while leading his company at Beaumont Hamel 
13 Nov. 1916. His Colonel wrote : " I had the greatest regard for him, and a 
high opinion of his capabilities as an officer. He was beloved by all who knew 
him. and a most gallant officer and loyal friend, and will be keenly missed by all 
ranks." i'nm. 




Arthur L. Charrington. 



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53 



CHASTY, JOHN NORRISH, Corpl.. Xo. 12207, 5th (Si-rvice) Bat tn. The 
Royal InniskilliiiL' Fusili.rs. yst. *. of James Chastv, Iat<_' of H.M. Coastsuard, 
of 40. Harcourt Stn-.-r. Iml-Hn. by his wife, Clara Lucretia, dau. of Samui-I How : 
and brother to L, -Corpl. R. C. Chasty [see Vol. I., page 79] ; b. co. iJown. 26 Oct. 
1894 : volunteered and enlisted 1 Sept. 1914 ; left Devonport with his battalion 
to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 14 July, 1915 ; promoted Corpl. 
in Sept. ; was present during the evacuation of Gallipoli. and aft^Twards in- 
valided home to a hospital in Liverpool ; rejoined the 3rd (Reserve) Battn. of 
his regiment 27 Feb. 1916. and on transfer to the 1st Battn. went to France 
23 March, where he died 8 Jime, 1916, of wounds received in action on the pre- 
vious day. Lieut. W. Searle wTote that the battalion was holding a very difficult 
and dangerous part of the line for ten days. 25 May-7 June. Corpl. Chasty for 
several days never lost a man at the post he commanded, but was badly wounded 
by the fragment of a shell at the time he was about to be relieved. ' His worst 
wound wa.*; abdominal, and it was with much difficulty and mider heavy fire 
that he was taken to the dressing station, from whence he was removed to hos- 
pital ; he showed bravery when in the trenches, and great courage after he was 
wounded ; nnm. 

CHATER, W. J., Quarter mas ter-Sergt.. \o. 5067. The Middlesex Regt. ; served 
with Thr- ExiM'ditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 12 Oct. 1914. 
CHATFIELD, WALTER, Private, No. 17792. 6th (Service) Battn. The Queen's 
Own (Royal West Kent Regt.). s, of Arthur Chatfield. of 2. Lavton Terrace. 
Hurstpirrpoint. co. Sussex, by his wife, Helen, dau. of William Burtenshaw ; 6, 
Hurstpierpoint aforesaid 19 Sept. 1880 ; educ. there ; was a Gardener for ten 
years to the late M. P. Castle, J. P.. at Oakhill House. Sevenoaks, co. Kent; 
enlisted 13 June, 1916; served with the Kxpeditionarv Force in France and 
Flanders from 6 Oct. following, and died at No. 8 Casualtv Clearing Station 11 
April. 1917. from wounds received in action at Vimy on" the 9th. Buried in 
Duisans British Cemetery. An officer wrote : " Chatfield always struck one as 
being an essentially plucky man, and a splendid diap, and did "really fine work 
in the trenches. As 9 April was the date of Vimv, vour husband' must havi- 
died the finest death of all, whilst taking German trenches." He m. at Preston. 
Brighton. 16 Xov. 1907, Emmeline Annie (37, North Road, Preston. Brighton), 
dau. of the late John Scrace. of Brighton, and had two children : Leslie, 6. 26 
Jan. 1914. and Elsie, b. 29 Dec. 1909. 

CHATTAWAY, PHILIP SPENCER. 2nd Lieut., 6th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Cheshire Retit.. only -s. of Dr. F. D. Cimttaway. F.R.S.. of Oxford, by his wife, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Bettney ; b. Harrow-on-the-Hill. 2 June. 1896 : educ. 
Orley Farm School : Eton, and I'niversity College of Wales : won a Classical 
Scholarship at Christ Church. Oxford, Dec. 1914 ; obtained a commission H April. 

1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France, and was killed in action 
during the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt 14 Oct. 1916. Buried in Thiepva! 
Wood ; unm. 

CHECKETTS, J.. Sapper, No. 27783, Royal Engineers ; served with the Expe- 
ditionary Force in France ; died 6 Nov. 1914. 

CHECKLEY, J.. Private, No. 9671. 1st Battn. The Royal Warwickshire Regt. ; 
served with t\v Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 27 Oct. 1914- 
CHEDZOY, ANTHONY EDWARD, Seri;t., No. 18901, 6th (Service) Battn. 
The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt.), .^■. of the late Joseph Chedzoy. by 
his wife, Eliza Ann (105. Bath Road. Bridgwater, co. Somerset), dau. of Henry 
Pearce ; 6. London, 19 Nov. 1891 ; educ. St. Marv's School, Bryanston Siniarc. 
London. W. ; enlisted in the Butfs (East Kent Regt.) 9 Nov." 1915. and was 
stationed at Shoreham and Dover ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders from 10 Oct. 1916 ; transferred to the Queen's Own (Royal 
West Kent Regt.) on arrival in France; was wounded in action near Arras 9 
April, 1917 ; rejoined his regiment on recovery, and was killed in action near 
Arras 17 July following. Buried north-east of Guemappe. south-east of Arras. 
His Commanding Officer wrote : " He was my platoon sergeant, and one of the 
best men I ever struck. Always helpful and cheerful, he fought and died for 
his country, and did yon real honour. Surely his death is jnst the crowning 
glory of a noble life." " Vnm. 

CHEETHAM. HERBERT, Lieut., l/6th (Territorial) Battn. The Prince of 
Wales's Own (West Vorksliire Regt.), Trench Mortar Brigade, .v, of Arthur 
Cheetham, of 20. Roundhay Grove, Leeds, Schoolmaster, by his wife. Margaret 
Alice, dau. of the late John Case, of 'Southport ; b. Leeds. 15 April, 1897 ; educ. 
Harehiils Council School, where he obtained a 100 guineas' scholarship to the 
Leeds Grammar School, and was for five years a member of the O.T.C. ; joined 
the University O.T.C. in Aug. 1915 : obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 6 Jan. 

1916 : promoted Lieut. 1 June following ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from 2 Sept. ; took part in the operations at Thiepval : 
contract^'d trench fever 10 Oct. 1916, but on recovery rejoined his regiuirut. and 
was killed in action at Calgarry Grange, Passchendaele. 9 Oct. 1917, while attend- 
ing to a dying man of his own unit. Buried there. Major-General E. M. IVr- 
civai, Commanding the 49th Division, wrote : '* He was a very good officer, and 
had gained the entire confidence of his men. He had done much excellent work, 
especially on jiatrol duty, when he displayed ability and initiative. His Bat- 
talion Commander reported very well on him, and considered him a keen and 
capable officer. He is much missed in his battalion." and his Captain : " It may 
be some consolation to think that he had displayed the greatest coolness through- 
out, and, as always, set a noble example of self-sacrifice and devotion to the men 
under him. He brought the unit up to a better state than I ever renieniber 
it to have been at any time. Not only was he energetic in his work, but deeph 
interested in the welfare of the men under him. an interest which brings its own 
reward. I do not remember the loss of an officer so keenly felt by his men." 
His servant also wrote : " It was early morning when the barrage started ; 
there were no trenches, only shell-holes. The barrage was t<'rrible. but 3Ir. 
Cheetham did not allow this to prevent him from crawling from shell-hole to 
shell-hole with the rum ration. The men said he was a hero. This barrage 
continued more or less till about 4 p.m., when it increased in intensity. He then 
ordered the gun-teams (Trench Mortar Battery) further back for safety, the 
guns having been previously lost. While the men were doing this, one of the 
men was hit by a large piece of shrapnel in the small of the back. Mr. Cheetbani 
and I did all we could for the poorifellow, but Mr. C. would not leave until he wa^ 
quite sure the man was dead. JiLst as we were lea\ing, your son was hit at the 
back of the head with a piece of shell. 1 did my best in bandaging, and tlu-n 
ran for help. Another officer prevented my return, as the barrage was still 
dreadful. Your lad was found the next morning lying dead on a stretcher." 
Vmn. 

CHEETHAM, J., Private, No. 9227. 2nd Battn. The South Staffordshire Rogt. ; 
served with tlw Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 15 Sept. 1914. 
CHELL, C, Pri\ate. No. 10740. 2nd Battn. The Sherwood Foresters ; served 
with the Expiditionary Force in France ; died of wounds I Oct. 1914. 
CHESHIRE, E., Private, No. 13181, 3rd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt.; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 
CHESHIRE, THOMAS. L.-Sergt... No. 9574. 2nd Battn. (98th Foot) The 
Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regt.), s. of Benjamin Cheshire, Station 
Master, of Milford. by his wife, Mary Ann ; b. Milford. near Stafford. 15 Sept. 
1849; educ. Colwick Schools, co. Stafford; was a Grocer; enlisted 30 July. 
1873, and served 12J years in India ; rejoined the Army at Lichfield on the out- 



break of the European War, and died at Queen's Hospital, Birmingham, I Sept. 
1916. from the result of an accident. He m. at St. Thomas's Church. Stafford. 

26 Di-c. 1887, Georgina (8, Laburnum Grove, Woodbridge Road. Moselev co 
Worcester), dau. of George Gabriel Allen ; s.p. 

CHESHIRE, W. J., Private. No. 7866, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire 
Light Infantry ; served with the Exi>editionarv Force in F'rance : died of wounds 

27 Ort. 1914. 

CHESNEY, WILLIAM, Private. No. 18309, 12th (Service) Battn. The High- 
land Light Infantry, s. of William Chesney, of Bridge Cottage, Twynholm. by 
Ca>tlc Douglas, by his wife, Janet, dau. of William Rennie ; b. Kirkeoch. bv 
Kirkcudbright, 27 April, 1883; educ. Johnstone School. Kirkcudbright: was 
a Farm Servant ; enlisted 18 Jan. 1915 : went to France 12 Julv. and died in 
the 1st Scottish General Hospital, Aberdeen, 12 Oct. following, from wounds 
received in action during the Battle of Loos, 27 Sept. ; nnm. 

CHESSON, WILLIAM. Signaller, No. 2338, l/Sth (Territorial) Battn. The 

Bulfs (East Kent Regt.). .s. of William Chesson, of Brickmakers" Arms. Murston, 
Sittntgbourne, co. Kent. Lie-tf*ed Victualler, bv his wife. Emilv Elizabeth, dau. 
of W illiam Hills ; b. SittiriL'bourne, 14 Nov. 1896 ; educ. Murston Council School, 
and was subsequently ap]>reiiticed as a Carpenter; joined the East Kent Terri- 
torials in May, 1914 ; volunteered for foreign service after the outbreak of war 
in the following Aug. ; served in India from Oct. 1914 ; with the Indian Expedi- 
tionary Force in Mesopotamia from Nov. 1915. and was killed in action at Sheikli- 
Saad 7 Jan. 1916. Buried on the battlefield. His Signalling Sergt. wrote : 
•* Bill was one of my best signallers, and I can't say how verv sorrv I am to lose 
him. He was a most willing worker and alwavs readv to do any little thing. He 
was a great favourite with all the signallers, and 'also with everybody in his 
company, and he will be greatly missed by them all." and a comrade: "In 
going into action your son was told to remain with the headquarters of our 
-iu-nallers. and at the time he was killed he was close to the Colonel, Adjutant, 
Mu'nalliim s.-rgt. and Corpl.. all of whom, except the Sergt., were hit bv the shell 
wliiih burst in their midst." Ftim. 

CHESTER, P., Private. No. 16305, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards ; served 
witli the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 2 Sept. 1914. 

CHESTER, HARRY KEPPEL, Capt., 1,5th (Territorial) Battn. The Essex 

Regt.. i-jder V. of Harry Chester, of Broome End, Stansted. co. Essex, J. P. and 
C.C. for Essex, by his wife. Mildred Mary, dau. of John Granville, of Beaumont 
Pulteney. late of Northwood. co. Hants; 6. London, 19 July. 1894: ednr. 
Eton (Scholar), and King's College. Cambridge (Scholar) : was a member of the 
University O.T.C. in 1913 ; obtained a commission early in Oct. 1914 ; served in 
GalHpoli from Aug. to Dec. 1915 : also with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force 
in Palestine, and died 27 March. 1917, of wounds received the previous day in 
the attack on Gaza. Buried at Khan Yunus, Palestine. His Commanding 
oriieer wriite : "Personally I had long come to appreciate Ids sterling worth. 
The [iluek with which he withstood danger, hardship and illness on the Peninsula, 
I lie thoroughness of his work as a Platoon Commander at all times, and his 
in\ariable courtesy and good temper, earned not only our respect but our affec- 
tion, and he was a favourite with officers and men alike!" He was much interested 
in the Boy Scout movement and the Social Welfare of the Working Classes; 

I'llW . 

CHESTERTON, C. T., Quartermaster-Sergt., No. 1527, R.E. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France : killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CHEVIS, PERCY JAMES, Sergt.. 1,4th (Territorial) Battn. The Royal Sussex 
Regt., eldest s. of James Chevis, Gardener, by his wife. Amelia Kate, dau. of 
Henry Carver ; b. Easebourne. Midhurst. co. Sussex. 17 Oct. 1888 ; educ. there ; 
was a Groom ; joined the Militia in 1905. and sul>>,mi.utly served three years 
in the Midhurst Volunteers ; joined the Sussex Territorials iii 1913 ; volunteered 
fur foreign service on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 : served with the Mediter- 
ranean Ivxpeditionary Force in (Jallipoli from July. 1915 ; was wounded at Suvla 
Bay in .\ug. ; rejoined his regiment in Oct. : took part in the evacuation in Jan. 

1916, after which he served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt; 
took part in the operations against the iTurks on the Sinai Peninsula, and died 
at the 31st General Hospital, Port Said. 11 March, 1917, from septic pneumonia, 
contracted while on active service. Buried there. Major C. R. Godman wrote : 
" By his death the company has lost one of its best sergeants, a hard-working, 
conscientious N.C.O.. always respected and looked up to by all." He m. at 
Midhurst, Caroline (17. Easebourne Street. Midhurst. co. Sussex), dau. of William 
Saunders, and had three children : Percival James, b. 16 Nov. 1909 ; L<"slie 
Jolm. b. 6 March, 1911, and Dorothy Amelia, b. 18 Nov. 1913. 

CHICK, EDWARD, Private. No. 24683, 6th (Service) Battn. The Queens 
Own (Ko\al West Kent Regt.), s. of the late Henry Chick, by his wife, the late 
Mary Ann ; b. Taunton, co. Somerset. 3 Dec. 1878 ; educ. there ; enlisted 1 July. 
1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Jan. 

1917, and was killed in action at Monchy-le-Preux 12 April following. Buriwl 
there. He m. at Caterham. co. Surrey, Annie Avis (14. London Road, Cater- 
ham). dau. of John Nash, and had a son, Stanley Edward, b. 26 Jvme, 1907. 

CHICK, THOMAS WTLLIAM, Sergt.. No. 13737, 10th (Service) Battn. The 
hnke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, eldt^t *■. of Thomas Chick, of 58. Milverton 
K()ad. Erdinuton. Birmingham, by his wife, Emma, dau. of the late John Hunt, 
of Faringdon. to. Berks, and of Brighton; b. London. 10 June. 1895; educ. 
I'^dington. Birmingham ; was employed by the Dainder Motor Company at 
Coventry : enlisted 2 Sept. 1914 ; served with the Expi^ditionary Force in Fram-e 
and Flanders : was sent to hospital in Rouen in May. 1916. having sustained 
injuries by being partially buried under fragments of a wall destroyed by the 
enemy's shell fire ; rejoined his regiment on his recovery ; was again wounded 
at Morval 6 Oct. 1916, during the operations on the Soinnu* ; returned to England. 
and was admitted to Fazakerley Hospital. Liverpool ; went back to France, 
and was killed in action at Xi<>uport 15 Aug. 1917. Buried at Oost Dunkerke 
Bains. West Nieuport. A comrade wrote : " He was a good soldier, (earless and 
willing. alwa\'s ready to be called upon to carry out any duty. He was held 
in respect by all the officers, N.C.O.'s and men in the company." Vnm. 

CHILDENLEY, FREDERICK. Private. No. 18129. 7th (Service) Battn. The 
(Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt.). eldest s. of the late John Childenley, by 
his wife. Frances (Paddock Row. Elsworth. co. Catuhridge), dau. of William 
Tabraham ; b. Elsworth aforesai<l. 16 April, 1897 ; eduo. there : was an Agricul- 
tural Labourer: enlisted 29 March, 1916: served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from 27 Aug. ; was reported wounded and missing 
after the fighting at Thieinal on 30 Sept. 1910, and is now assumed to have 
been killed in action on that date ; unm. 

CHISHOLM, J., Private. No. 10554. The Scaforth Highlanders ; served with 
the Kxpeditionarv Force in France ; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 

CHISHOLM, STEPHENSON, Private. No. 2420:itt. l/5th (Territorial) Battn. 
Tiie Gordon Highlanders, yst. «. of the late Stephenson Chisholm. by his wife. 
Mary E., dau. of William Tate : b. North Shields. 25 April. 1885 ; educ. York 
Street Public School. Aberdeen ; was a Tinsniitb ; joined the Gordon High- 
landers 20 July, 1916 : served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 28 
Nov. following, and was killed in action near Ypres 27 June, 1917. Buried in 



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The Roll of Honour 



VliUiuTtink'hr .Ni-w Militarv (Vim-tcry. near Yprrs. He m. at AtHrdi-rn. :J1 Aiiu, 
11K)7. Willmmiiui (2, IJlack's Uuildings. Ahcrdrt-n), dau. o! William Mcintosh, 
and liad tlin-«- childrrn : Sti-phi-nson. b. 28 Kfb. HMO ; John. b. i:J Nov, l'.H:t. and 
Ann Ada. h. 2.'. May. 1!H)H. 

CHISHOLM. WILLIAM TURNER, 2nd Lieut.. 2 2:trd (County of LondDrii 
Ikittn. Till-' London lUxt. <T.I'.). 2nd «. of David Ctusliolni. of 47. (iihnour 
Koad. Kdinburnh. Insurance Clfrlv. by Ids wife. Klizabt-tli, tUm. of the \U\ . 
William Turner; h. Kdinlnirch. 12 Auk. lK8(i ; edm-. (Jcoriie Watson's Colleue 
tlu-re : previous to tlio war iiad been for 15 years in tlie oniploynient of Mi'ssrs. 
.Vli'xander Cowan .V Sons. Pajter Mannfacturers, and \va.s appointed ttieir Traveller 
in India and the Far East ; retnrned to London Jan. 11U.'>. and joined the :'.rd 
l.ttndon Scottish as a Private, beinj: promoted Corp!, after a fi-w months ; 
■gazetted 2nd Lieut. Oet. 1015, 2'2:Jrd London Keut. (T.F.); served with the 
iCxpeditionarv Force in France from Jum-, IHH1. and died 1 Sept. fnllowiny from 
\vound> received in action the same day. Buried in Aubii-ny Ci-nutrry. The 
battalion had just come out of the trenches and were in rest hillits. whrn they 
werr sh'll.-d by lon«-ranye guns, and 2nd Lieut. Chishohn was sirnek hy a shell 
bursiiiit; on the roarl. whiKt lie was proceedlne to make disjjositions for tlie 
safety uf his platoon ; mini. 

GHISLETT, ANGUS ROBERT JOSEPH, Capt., 12tli (Service) Itattn. The 
UiKhland Liiiht Infantry, vr. ». of the late Charles Chisli-tt. Chemist, by his wife 
(- ) (CIvdesdale House." Lanark); h. J>anark, 15 May. 18H8 ; 




there, anri 
idnat'-d 



St 



All 
IMiannaeist 



line, at Sniylluni 
Metre. (Ilastiow ; 
t Fdinbup.,'!! in 



Anti;us R. J. Chislett. 



an ein-im machiiie-min bullet 
lie died iiistantaneuiisK. Tie 
iie could speak no more and ( 
that 1 was able to procure a cross with his nann 



I'.m : joiiii'd thrMth (Lanark) I'.attn. Hiu'lihui.i 
I.iuht Infantry as a l.ieut, 2,'. Oet. 1!U4. ami 
\\as pr(unoted Capt, in the 12th liattn. in Sept. 
Mtl.'i : servi-d with the Kxpeditionary Force 
111 I'ranee and Flanders from Feb. 1917. and 
wa- killed in aet ion dnritit: an attack on Cavalry 
I ;urn. ne;ir linem.ippe. 21 April followinj;. 
.vhile le.idiim his men and just ;is he had iiaincd 

lljs iibjeetive. jiurieri wliele lie fell. J.icnt. 

\. ,M. Main wrote : " Your son. as you know, 
had just returned to the bjittalion from the 
Trench .Mortar Battery, and was ffiven the 
ecunmand of C Coy. To him fell the lot of 
lejiilinn tin- company' durins very serious 
operations, as we Were sent forward on that 
evening. Next evening we attacked and 
■gained our objective, ami attain on the folhiwinu 
evening. 24th inst. We attacked again in face 
r»f fierce opposition. We had just gained our 
objeeti\e, when you son wa.s struck down li\ 
bont .'».:!() p.m. The bullet pierced his lung, and 
(Mily word he uttered was my own name, but 
i peacefully away. 1 am very pleased to sa\ 
n it. and another one for an 




Arthur G. Chittenden. 



otlicer of the same company. 2nil Meiit, John Maeipieen. We buried them 
toyetlier that ni-tht side l)y side, ahnost where they tell. Vonr son's body now 
lies in coiupiered territory ahnnt 2n(i \iirds nnrtli of Arras-Camhrai Koad. betwetn 
the \illatres of (iiii-mappe aiul \ u-en-.\rIois. Aimns was a great personal friend 
of mine, anrl 1 knew him since tirst he joined our bjittalion. I shaU always be 
[iroiid tit testify to his gallant eonduet and very gcntlcnmnly I'caring." (Jnm. 

CHITTENDEN, ARTHUR GEORGE, 2nd Lieut.. :i79th Batterv. 160th 
I'.rigiKte. UFA., el.h r .s. ni the hite .Utimr Chittenden, of Hersham, by his wife. 
i;niil\ Kli/.abe(h (l-^psom. co. Surrey), dan. ol 
the hite .lohn Thomas Shaw, of Sunbury. eo. 
.Mid<lle-.e\ ; h. Hersh:im, co. Surrey. 25 Aug. 
is'ji : rdiie. BusM-II Hill .School ; was a Marine 
Insurance lixpert and Cnderwriter: joined tin- 
West London Mounted Killes earlv in 11)1(1. ami 
Hie KIJ.A. O.T.C. in .Nov.. later transferrinir 
lu the (Mlicers* H.II.A. Ca<let School at Lord's, 
St, Juhn's Wood. N.W. : was gazetted 2ml 
l.ieut. \iA\. i} May. 1017: served with the 
i:x|K(iitionary Vnn-c in France from 2 July. 
,in<l was killed in aetion at Armenti res 21 Aug. 
inllowinu'. Buried in .\ii/.ae <'iniiter>', Sailly- 
-ur-Ia-l.ys. Mis Ccuumanding Othcer wrote: 
' I'Aer sime hi' had been in the battery we 
had been in dangerous and ex[)osed positions, 
and under mtu'e or less lotitinuous shell-tire. 
On every occasion he hml shown the greatest 
edohiess and disregard for his own safety when 
iny of his men were in danger, and it was 
largely owing to his forethouglit and care that 
then- were so few Casualties in his section. 
He met his deatli wliilst attempting to make sure that his men were all safe," 
and a brother oHicer : " Of his pluck and e\eellenee as ati olheer I cannot speak 
too highly, and some of the men writinu' home uliout it afterwartls spfikc of him 
with real emotion and regret." He m. at I'lmmanuel Cliureh. Wi-st Hampstead, 
.V.W., 10 Feb. 19H>, Florence SLiude (:i:{. Dennington I'ark Road. West Hamp- 
stead, N.W.). dau. of the late Khys Thomas, of Hainiisteaii. N.W. : s./i. 

CHITTICK, T., Private, No. 999.'i. 2nd Battn. The Koyal Irish Kitles : ser\ed 
with the Kxpeditionary Force in Franei^ ; killed in aetion 18 Si'[.t. 1!U4. 

CHIVERS, HAROLD, Private. No. 282017- 
K()\al Kngineers. .s. of Fdward Chivers, of Rock 
Hoiise. 02. ICntry Hill. Bath, (iardener. by his 
wife. Ka<-hel. dan. ol Fn-derick Sahin, of 
Mii-liigan. l'.S,.\.. j'"arnier and Contractor; b. 
Coombe Down. West Bath. :!(i Ajiril. 189fi ; educ. 
Coonibe Down Publit- Sciiool. and Mr. Harold's 
Commercial Scluml there ; wa.s employed a,s a 
Win-man bv Mr. T. C. Bush. Klectrical Engineer, 
Wells Koad. Bath : joined the 7th Devon 
Cyelin'_' Corps at Taunton l.'I Sept. 1916; trans- 
lerred to the Koyal Kngineers 17 April. 1917; 
-erved with tile Kxpeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders; was wounded 25 Oct. 1917. and 
diefi ;it No. 22 (Jeneral Hospital, ('amicrs, 2 
Nov. following. Buried in Ktaples Military 
Cemetery. His Commanding Officer wrote: 
" His l(jss will lie felt universally, and he was 
certainly one man in a thousand : he left us 
with quite a small wound, which seemed to 
give him no jjain. and he was cheerful to the 
end. I again express ni\ deepest sorrow in 
your great loss." f'luti. 





Iluniphroy .1. Cholnieley- 



t:HOL.\lKLEY, HUMPHREY JASPER, Pri- 

\atf. N'o. 4:i7<l, 2nd Battn. (2jid Foot) Thft 
tjueen's (Koyal West Surrey Kegt.). eldest *. 
of Mountagiu- Francis Cholnu-ley, of Staines, 
Solicitor, by his wife, Mabel Adyc, dau. of the 
Rev. James Cholnieley ; b. Staines, 5 Nov. 
1897 ; educ. St. MichacFs College. Tenbnry, 
where he held a musical schohirshiii. and Kich- 
mond Hill School : studied for tin- examination 
for naval clerkships ; enlisted 19 .Ian. 1915. 
and wliile training in I-Ingland became a tIrHt- 
class .shot and signaller ; served witli the 
Kxpcditioiuuy F'orce in France and Flan- 
ders as a Signaller, .-ind later as Battalion 
Bomber, and was killed in a(-tion at Higl) Woott 
15 July, 19Hi, during tlie Battle of the Somme. 
Buried near High Wood. His Commanding 
Otlicer wrote; " Your lira\e son was instantly 
killed by a shell which burst over his head on 
the 15th near Hiuh Wood ( Bois di-s Fnureaux)." 
I'ttm. 




Henry C:iyne Christian. 




Robert Burns Christian. 



HarcId Chivers. 



C:H0ULES, J. Hm L.-CnrpL, No. 8781. 1st Battii. Tlie Norfolk Kegt.; served 
with the Kxpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 22 Oet. 1914. 

CHRISTIAN, HENRY CLYNE. Private. No. 
fi2;l7. lath lufantrv Battn. Aiistratian Imperial 
Forc-e. 7tli -v. of till- late Da\iil CIvne Christian, 
of Caitiiness. by his wife, tin- late Margaret, 
dau, of the late James Pattison, of I Mnioon ; 
and brother to L.-Corpl. R. B. Christian (r/.c); 
!i. Dublin. 28 June. 1888; educ. Diocesan 
Seh(H»l there ; was cmploved as Book-keeper 
\>\ Messrs. J. and C. Parkes, Ltd.. Dublin; 
aiterwards took up farming in Australia ; en- 
listed in Jan. lOlIf ; served with the F;xiKMii- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders; was 
reported wounded and nussing after the fight- 
ing at Bullecourt 11 April. 1917. and is now 
xssumed to have been killed in action on that 
date, and Iniried there : 'imn. 

CHRISTIAN. ROBERT BURNS, 1, -Corpl.. 
No. 2r.22(», mth (Service) Battn. 'I'he Royal 
Dublin Fu.siliers. (ith «, of the late David Clyne 
( liristian, of Caithness, by his wife, the late 
.Margaret, dau. of tlie late James Pattison. of 
Dunoon; and brother to Private H. C. ("hris- 
han iq.r.): b. Dublin. 9 Oct. 1879; educ. 
St. Matthias" School there; was one of the 
Statf of the Inland Kevenue. Dublin; enlisted 
in Nov. 1015 ; took part in tlie suppression of 
the Sinn Fein Rebellion in 191H ; served with 
the lv\pe(litinnar\" T'orce in France and l-'landers 
inim All-;. 191ti. and was killed in action at 
Beaumont Haiiiel 1:1 Nov. following. Buried 

tliere ; Htlin. 

CHRISTIE, DUGALD RODERICK (DER- 
ICK), 2nd Lieut., 06th Batterv. Koyal Field 
Artillerv. :Jrd x. of Dngald Christie, C.M.(i., 
F.K.C.S.. F.R. C.P.Edin., Medical Missionary, 
Moiikdrn. Manchuria, by his wife, Iza, dau. 
oi the Rev. James IngHs. of Johnstone ; b. 
.Mnnkden. 31 Jan. 1897 ; educ. (icorgc Watson's 
rnileye, Kdinburgh : was about to enter the 
riii\trsity as a Medical Student, hvit ob- 
tained a commission in April, 1915 ; alter 
training four months at Picr.sbill. served with 
the r,xpeditionarv Force hi Fraiire and 
I'ianders; took part in the Battle of Loos in Sept. 1915 ; served with the Indian 
Kxiieditionary Force in Mesopotamia, where he was attaclu-d to th<- 4tli lirigade 
Lahore Division, and was killed in action on the Tigris 24 Feb. 19111. during the 
adyanc-e for the Relief uf Kut. Buried where he fell near Abu Komaii. His 
.Major wrote : " ^'(lur sun was always perfectly fearless. He was very young, 
Init had the makings of a tlrst-dass otlicer. lalways found him most reliable 
and loyal, and ev.-rybddy liked him. 1 was awfully fond of the boy myself, 
and he is a great l(is> to me personally." Until. 

CHRISTISON. ROBERT COLIN, Lieut., 10th (Service) Battn. The (iordon 

Higlilanders. eldest .\. of Uu- late George Christison. of 2. Kelvinside Gardens, 
Glasgow; 6. Fregus, Var. France, 1891; educ. Hillhead High School, Glasgow, 
and was a B.Sc. of Glasgow University ; obtained a commission :J() Sept. 1914 ; 
served with the F^xpeditionary Force" in France and Flanders; was rejiorted 
wounded and missing after the Battle of Loos, near Cite St. Auguste. 25 Sept. 
1915, and is now assumed to have been killed on or about that date. His Colonel 
wrote: "He was a most capable and gallant officer, and had been specially 
rerommended for promotion to Cajitain by myself. He was, in fact, acting a-s 
Captain and leading his company when he fell." f'wm. 

CHRISTOPHER, J. W., Private. No. 7188. 2nd Battn. King's Own (Yorkshire 
hiulit lufantrv); served with the I-^xpeditionarv Force in France; killed in 
.letion 111 Sept. 1914. 

CHUBB, ALAN TRAVERS, 2nd Lieut., 11th (Service) Battn. (Pioneers) The 
l!am|t>hire Kegt.. onl>' s. nf William Lindsay Chubb, of Farnborougli, co. llants, 
.\LD.. i)y bis wife. Isabel, dau. of the Rev. Alexander David Pringle ; b. Sand- 
gate, eo. Kent. Iti Aug. 1891) ; educ. Pelham House. Folkestone, and liradtteld 
College, and on leaving school went to British Cohimbia, being engaged in Fruit 
Farming ; joined the British Columbia Horse whilst in Canada ; enlisted in the 
l*ublic Schools and Cuiversity Battn. Sept. 1914 : wa*? given a commission as 
2nd l.ieut. nth Hampshire Kegt. 22 Dec. following; went to France 10 Feb. 
19 Ml. and was killed in action at Ginchy 9 Sept. following. A brother ortieer wrote ; 
•■ He was killed wliile leading his men in a charge on 9 Sept. in the face of a 
tremendous luaclune-gun and rifle fire." Tlie Adjutant wrote : " Two or three 
times lately he had shown what he was made of, especially on a night w-lien his. 
senior otUcers were killed and wounded." 

CHUDLEIGH, F. M., Private. No. G887. 1st Battn. The Devonshire Regt. ; 
served with the l'J,xpeditionary Force in France; killed in aetion 22 Oct. 1914. 
CHUDLEY, C, Private. No. 8042. 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light 
lufantrv; served with the Kxpeditionarv Force in France; died of wounds 
1.') Oct. 1914. 

CHLIRCH. DENIS FREDERIC, L.-Corpl., No. ^02459. 2/5th Battn. (London 
Kitle lirigade) The London Kegt. (T.F.), yst. s. of Frederi<'k Cliurch. of 25, 



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Victoria Road, Oldfield Park, Batii. by his wiU\ Clara Kmnia. dan. of Jaiiu's 
Wilson; ft. Bath. co. Somerset, 26 Xov. 1H94 ; educ. Kin;; Kdward's School 
there- was a Student; joined the London Rifle Brigade 10 Jan. 1016; served 
%Wth the Expeditionary Force in France from 25 Jan. 1917. and was killed in 
action in the Yprcs section, north-east of St. Jnlien, 20 Sept. followins. Buried 
■cast of the St. Jnlien-Poclcappellc Koad. His Captain wrote : " He was an 
fxcetlent and reliable fellow, and I am very sorry to lose liini." Cnm. 

CHURCH. E. Wm Sergt., No. 5910, 2nd Battn. The Duke of Wellington's Retrt. ; 
sirved with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 23 Oct. 1014. 

CHURCH. GEORGE, D.C.M., Private. 3rd (Reserve) Battn. The Welsh Re^t. ; 
b. CanliU. 17 .March. 18.. ; educ. Ely Orphanage School; served several years 
with th)' Colours, including three years in India, and joined the Reserve ; was 
called up on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 ; subsequently served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, where he took ])art in many 
■cnga^ements. On :il Oct. his regiment expi riiiu' d difficult times. runnin'.i >liort 
of ammunition in the trenches, and the ('(.Imii'I ;i>k(d for a volunteer to gu im- 
ward imder heavy tire and ascertain if the trenches further along were held liy 
Welsh ; lie at once volunteered, reached the trenches and returned to sav thev 
had been lost ; was wounded 9 May, 1915, and invalided home ; returned to 
l-Yancc, and was twice wounded while serving there ; left for Egyjit. and was lost 
when his ship was torpedoed. Buried in Linsla Cemetery, Savona, Italy. He 
was awarded the Distinguished C'onduct Medal, for gallant and distinguished 
ser\ice in the field : unm. 

CHURCH, R., L.-Corpl., No. 0049. Tlie Wiltshire Regt. ; served witli tlir 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Oct. 1914. 

CHURCH. R. J., Private, No. 7368, 2nd Battn. The York and Lancaster Regt. : 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 19 Oct. 1914. 

CHURCHILL, JAMES HENRY, Private, 13th (Service) Battn. The Cheshire 
Regt,. s. of James Henry Churchill, Navvy Ganger, by his wife, Carrie, dau. of 
Stei)lien Rouse ; b. Little Compton, near Moreton-in-the-Marsh, co. Gloucester, 
17 Nov. 1893 ; educ. Harrow-on-the-Hill, and Bromborongh ; was a Fitter's 
Labourer ; enlisted soon after the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action during 
the Battle of the Somme. 7 July, 1916. His Commanding Officer wrote : " How 
we miss Iiim no one knows but ourselves. He was such a jolly fellow, and one 
of the best soldiers, never shirking any dtity he was asked to perform." He in. 
at St. Paul's Church, Birkenhead, 25 Dee. 1915, Agnes, dau. of Thomas Jones ; 
.s./j. 

CHURCHILL, R. T., Private. No. 6290. :Jrd Dragoon Guards; served with the 
Expeditionary Forei- in France : killed 6 Nov. 1914. 

CLANCY, J., L.-Ci)rpl., No. 9012. 1st Battn. The King's Own (Royal Lancaster) 
Regt. ; ser\ed with ihe Expeditionarv Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 
1914. 

CLAPHAM, BARNARD AUBREY, Lieut., 
4th (Territorial) Battn. The Essex Regt., 4t)i 
V. of the late Alfred Henry Clapliam, of Thurlby. 
Woodtord Bridge, co. Essex, Solicitor, by his 
will, Klizahrth. dau. of Charles Barnard; ft. 
Uiiekhin^t Hill. co. Essex, 16 Dec. 1878 ; educ. 
Haileybury, and Worcester College. Oxford: 
was a Solicitor ; joined the Public Schools 
Battn. of the Middlesex Regt. on the outbreak 
nf war in Aug. 1914 : obtained a (commission 
in till' Essex Regt. 29 Oct. following; was for 
a time in command of the 2/4th Battn. iu 
J-ingland, holding the rank of C'apt. ; served 
with the Egyjitian Expeditionary Force in 
l'jg>'pt and Palestine from March, 1916, and 
died at a Field Ambulance 27 March, 1917, 
from wounds received iu action at the Battle 
of Gaza the jirevious day: num. 
CLAPP, WILLIAM GILBERT ELPHIN- 
STONE, 2n.I Lieut.. Nortolk Veoinanrv ( T.F.t. 
eldest ,s. oi tlie Kev. William John Clai>p. M.A. 
Cantab. Keetor of Ashley, near Stockbridgc. 
Louisa Isabella, dau. of the Rev. William 
<'ourtenay Clack, Rector of Montonhamitstead, co. Devon ; ft. Sidmoiith. 
CO. Devon, 25 Oct. 1893 ; edm-. Allhallows School, Honiton. and 
Brighton College, where he was a member of the O.T.C. ; siU>sequently 
underwent a course at the Harper- Adams Agricultural College. Newport. 
CO. Salop, and on leaving there went as a i)upil to a Gentleman Farmer 
near Stratford-on-Avon, and then to one near Basingstoke : joined tlie Inns of 
Court O.T.C, Mounted Section, in Ma\", 1915, obtaining a eninniissi(ui in thi^ 
Norfolk Yeomanry 20 Sept. following: served with the Fxpeditionary Force 
in France and i'^landcrs from early in Dec. 1916, and died at No. 11 Casualty 
<'learing Station 29 Ajiril, 1917. from wounds received in action at the Battle of 
Arras the previous day. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, near .\rras. 
His Colonel wrote : " He had dom- very good work with this battalion, and 
although at first things were a little strange to him. coming from the Yeomanry, 
lie soon settled down, and was one of my most jiromising young otticers. He was 
very popular alike with otticers and men, and his i)lace will be very difficult to 
till." Unm. 

CLAPPEN, WILFRID JOSEPH. 2nd Lieut., lOth (Service) Battn. The Dnrliam 
Light Infantry. \st. .s. of William Clappi-n, of F"orest Green, Nailsworth. co. 
Gioucester. late of Swindon, co. Wilts ; ft. Swindon. 13 Feb. 1H92 : educ. High 
School, Swindon: Taunton School (1904 6); Damitsey Agricultural School. 
Market Lavingtou (1907-9), and Armstrong College. Ncwcastle-on-Tyne (1910 
14); won a Wilts V.V. Agricultural Scholarship, and gained a IJ.Se. in .Agricul- 
ture in Durham Cniverslty ; was a blaster in Agricultun^ in N.E. Count>' 
School. Barnard Castle, when he joined the Armv in Jan. 1915 ; gazetted 2nd 
Lieut. 10th Durham Liu'ht Inlaiitry 17 Mareli, 1915; went to France March, 
1916. and died 22 S.-pt. tollowing. of wounds received in action on 16 Sept, 
Buried iu Heilly .Military C.uieteiv. Mis Cumnianding Otticer wrote: " He is 
■:i great loss to me and tiie battalion generally. . . . We had made an attack in 
the morning of 16 Sept.. which failed owing to heav\- niaebine-gim fire, and 
■during the afternoon I sent him to reorganize what men there wen^ in out front 
line, and snbsetpiently received a nofi- from him stilting he had been wounded. 
-:iud re. (nesting that another otfleer be sent to take tiis place. ... I liear he lias 
■died oi woniids, sliot liy a rifle or niaeliine-gun bullet." A fellow otlicer ol his 
battalion also wrote : " At Delville Wood his l.eli;iviour throughout was splendid. 
First of all a shell blew eight men to |iii-ees near him and eut liim slightly in the 
neck, but he didn't sreni to turn a hair. About half an hour later ii shell killed 
■another otfieer and a sergeant-major, and ble« Wilfrid head over heels. ... I 
round him lying in an old (Jerman gun euiplaeement shot through the neck. 
After that Iwas kept busy until dusk, I went back to the gnu emjilacenient 
^ifterwards, hut Wilfrid was not there ; they told nie he had walked nut with tlie 
ilelp of two men." I'ltiii. 




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Barnard A. Clapham 

Hants, by hi. 



wife. 




William James Clare. 



CLARE, WILLIAM JAMES, Corpl.. No. 
2:t748, 16th (Serviiei Battn. The King's 
Li\erpooI Regt., eldi-st f. of Joseph Clare, of 
15. Wye Street. Rock Ferry, Mariner, by his 
wife. Helen, dau. of George Harrison ; 6. Rock 
Ferry, co. Chester, 1 Aug. 1891 ; educ. Mersey 
Hiiiher Grade School there, and afterwards at 
Tort Sunlight ; was a Machinist in the employ 
tif Messrs. Camraell Laird, of Birkenhead ; 
enlisted 8 Dec. 1914; served with the Expedi- 
tioiKiry Force in France and Flanders from 
July. 1916 ; was reported missing aft^r the 
Battle of (Juillemont S Aug. 1916, and is now 
otticially assumed to have been killed on or 
about that date ; num. 

CLARK, ALBERT, IMoneer, No. 129245, 
Ko\aI Engineers, s. of William Clark, of Church 
Road. Sjdemoor, Bromsgrove, co. Worcest<^r, 
by his wife, Eliza, dau. of James White ; 6. 
Bromsgrove aforesaid. 19 Nov. 1892 ; educ. 
Cluirch of England Schools there ; was a Car- 
(tenter in the employ of Mr, William Weaver at Bromsgrove, and enlisted 8 Feb. 
1916; went to France the KiUnwing month, and was killed in action 5 Nov. 
following. Jiuried at Lougueval, France. His Section Commander WTOte : " He 
was on his way to the tren<'hes on 5 Nov., when he was hit by a shell, being 
killed instantaneously. He was an excellent soldier." 

CLARK, ALEXANDER SMITH, Private, No. 178252. 1st Canadian Division 
Canadian Kxpeditionary Force, eldest a. of Alexander Clark, of Aberdeen, Mason. 
by his wife. Mary Ann Smith, dau. of Alexander Morrison ; ft. Aberdeen, 26 Oct. 
1890 ; edue. Skeen Square Public School, Aberdeen ; served liis apprenticeship 
as Stone Cutter witli .Messrs. Stewart A Co.. Aberdeen, and later went to Canada, 
where he was employed as a Granite Cutter. On the outbreak of war he joined 
the Canadian Grenadiers; si-rved with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders, and was killed in action 18 Dec. 1916. Buried "in Villers an Bois Mili- 
tary ('emetery. Lieut. O. R. Boulding wrote : " I am writing you on behalf of 
our company otflc^-rs, N.C.O.'s and men, to express to you our deepest sympathy 
III the death in action of your son. Private A. S. Clark. Your son was one of our 
bright lioys. and we all feel his loss very much. I was the otticer on duty when 
tin- fatalitj occurred." and a comrade : "" He was always a cheerful comrade and 
an unselfish friend, always willing to help a comrade iu distress or succour a 
wounded enemy ; no work seemed too hard or danger gn-at enough to drive the 
cheery look from his face or the laugh from his voice." f'lim. 

CLARK, C. S., L.-Corp!., No. 707. 18th Battn. The Dvirham Light Infantry ; 
served in the European War; killed 16 Dec. 1914. 

CLARK, CHARLES, Private, No. 15370. 9th (Service) Battn. The Gordon 
Highlanders, yst. .?. of William Clark, of 9, Tarlair Street. Macdutf, formerly 
l''urmer at Hill of Pitgair, Gamric, by his wife, Barbara Williamson, dau. of 
Margaret Norrie ; ft. Gamric, 14 Oct. 1885 ; educ. Cliuterty Public School ; 
eidisted 4 Sept. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders, and was killed iu action at Yprea 26 Aug. 1917. Buried there. He 
//), at Inseh, CO. Aberdeen, 18 May, 1912. Jeanie Angus, dau. of William Philip. 

CLARK, D., Private. No. 9047, The Highland Light Infantry ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

CLARK, JACK, Private, No. 160:J3. 11th (Service) Battn. The East Lancashire 

Regt.. elder s. of John William Clark, of 28. Grosvenor Street, Burnley, Iron 
Moulder, by his wife, Alice Ann, dau. of John Smith ; b. Hurnley. co. Lancaster, 
21 June, 1895 : educ. Stoneyholnie Council School there ; wa-s employed as u 
Drawer in the Beehole Pit; enlisted in Sept. 1914, after the outbreak of war; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in Egypt, also in France and Flanders from 
Dec. 1915. and was killed in action on the Sonimc 29 April. 1916. Buried at 
Colincamp. near Albert. Lie\it. L. Ryden wrote : " I wish to say how we all 
fee! his loss, for he was very popular with everyone in the i>latoon. and was as 
willing a worker as I had. ' He was buried the following night in the Military 
(■emetery just behind the trenches, and his grave is marked by a cross." He was 
a keen sportsman, being a good footballer, cricketer and boxer, and held several 
medals won with the local football teams ; inini. 

CLARK, F. W., Private. No. 9451. 4th Battn. The Middlesex Regt.; served 

with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 16 Oct. 1914. 

CLARK, K. H., Corpl.. No. 2Sl:i2. Royal Engineers; served with the E.xpedi- 

tionary Force in France ; killi-d in action 27 Oct. 1914. 

CLARK, LEONARD HARRY HL'DSON. Rifleman, 2/9th Battn. (Queen 
Victoria's Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.). .v. of Harry Elias Clark, of 22, Tivoli 
Place. Cheltenham, by his wife, Emily Jane. dan. of the late James Watt^, of 
London ; ft. Loudon, 22 Feb. 1896 ; educ. Naunton Park Coimcil School, where 
he won a scholarship for Cheltenham (irammar School, and St. John's Training 
College. Battersea. S.W. ; was a Student Teacher ; enlisted 10 July, 1915 ; served 
with the Kxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 
at I'asschendaele 26 Sept. 1917. His Commanding Otlicer wrote: "He was 
in the front line with the Lewis gun. his lieutenant and the rest of the gun team, 
and rather than n-tire tliey fought tlieir gun most gallantly to the end, when 
they were laid out by much greater numbers in the counter-attack, after having 
gained their objective. Oidy one of the gun team came back, and lie was dread- 
fully wounded." He was a keen sportsman, captain and hon. secretary of his 
battalion's Riiiiby football ti'ani. and prominently connected with the B.P. 
Scouts ; mill) . 

CLARK. NORMAN PICKSLAV, 2nd Lieut.. 7th (Service), attd. 2nd (104th 
Foot), Tlie Royal Munster Fusiliers. 2ud .v. of William Clark, of Regent Square, 
Doncastcr. J. P.. by Ins wife, Louisa Morton, dan. of James Rigby. Surgeon ; 
ft. Doncaster. co. York, A Aug. 189:i ; edur. Doncaster (Jrammar School, where 
he was an active leader in the Boy Scout movement, and was studying for a 
Chartered .Accountant, having passed all but the final examination when war 
broke out : enlisted in the -North statVordshire Kegt. iu Aug. 1914 ; obtained a 
commission as 2nd Lieut, in the West Yorkshire Regt. 14 Jan. 1915 ; served 
with the Mediterranean Expeditionarv Force in Gallipoli from Sept. 1915, being 
then attached to the 7th Battn. Royal Munstor Fusiliers; was invalided home 
ill Jan. 1916. with a .severe attack of dysentxTy and para-typhoid fever : rejoined 
the West Yorksliire Regt. on recovery, butwas transferred to the 7th Royal 
Mnii-stcr Fusiliers in May. and snbse<iueutly attached to the 2nd Battn. ; served 
with the Exneditionary Force in Frai»ce and Flanders from 15 July ; was slightly 
wounded 22' Aug. 1916, but remained on duty, and was killed in action at Higli 
Wood two days later, during an attack on the (iermau lines. His Commanding 
(ttlieer wrote : "Your boy was killed whilst most gallantly leading an attack 
on the enemy trenches. He was detailed by his company commander to lead 
the second attack, but asked to go with the first ; he was hit by rifle or machine- 
gun tire at close range, and died at once. He was buried where he fell next day 
by a division which relieved us." Cnm. 

CLARK, P., Private. No. 9452. 2nd Hattn. The Durham Liglit Infantry ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 26 Sept. 1914. 



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CLARK, R., Private. No. 7154. 1st Bjittn, The- Black Watrh ; s.-rvi-d with the 
Kxpfditionary Forer in Kiaiift- i killcii in action 2tl Oct. 1!114. 

CLARK, W. J., Private-. No. IMU;'). 4th i;attn. The Itoyal Fusiliers ; si-rvcd with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 17 (►c.t. liH4. 

CLARKE, A.. L.-Corpl.. No. 1020, The Koyal Warwickshire He^t. ; served with 
the Exiieditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 18 Scjit. 11114. 

CLARKE, A.. Private. No. 7722. 1st Itattn. The Northamptonshire Keyt . : 
served witii the Expeditionary Force in Trance; kilh'd 15 Sept. l'.H4. 

CLARKE, A., Private. No. 9888, 1st Uattn. The Shropshire Light Infantry; 
served with the F^xpeditionary Force in Fiance ; killed in action 25 Ort. Iltl4. 

CLARKE, A. H., L.-Corpl.. No. 9ti01(. 1st liattn. The King's Own (Koyal Lan- 
Ciister) Kegt. ; served witli the Kxpeditionarv Force in France; killed 22 Oct. 
1914. 

CLARKE. CECIL GEORGE, foy. .Sergt. -Major. 1st Tiattn. Scots Gnards. 
eldest .s. of George Darke, of 74, Vyner Street. York, late liookstall Managi-r, 
by his wife, Emily, dau. of John Harris, of KIsticNi. co. Oxon, Fanner ; h, 
Swansea. 7 Aug. 1884; educ. Knaresborough Graniriiar School; was a Clerk in 
the North Eastern Kailway Company; enlisted in litiid to the :ird Battn. Scots 
Guards, and on its being disbanded was transferred to the 1st liattn. ; served as 
Colour-Sergt. (Instructor) with the West African Kegt. at Sierra Leone from 
1910 to 1914 ; was on furlough on the outbreak of war. and rejoined the Scots 
Guards ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 
April, 1915 ; was present at the liattle of Loos in Sept, ; severely wounded by 
shrapnel while in tlie trenches before Ypres 5 April, and died in No. 22 General 
Hospital 24 April, 1916, of wounds received in action. Buried at Etaples. 

CLARKE, CYRIL, 2nd Lieut.. 9th (Service) Battn. The East Surrey Uegt.. 
3rd s. of the late Herbert I'Mwin Clarke, by liis wife. Agnes Elizabeth, nee Hoflind 
(10. Fitzwilliam Avenue. Kew Road. Kieluntmd); b. Forest Hill. S.E., 15 April. 
1891 ; educ. St. Dunstan's College. Catinni. S.E. ; was employed at the English, 
Scottish and Australian Bank, Lutnlianl street, E.C. ; obtained a commission 
in Mar<h, 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders ; 
was wounded by a splinter of a shell, and died at ('orbie 16 June, 1916. A 
brother ottieer wrote : "' He was a most conscientious officer, who always took a 
great interest in liis work, and endeavoured to attain absolute efficiency in the 
men lunler his charL'e. Iniic' mn-.t pajn-taking and [lafieiit. He was well liked 
by all who knew him. and tin- news oi his death came as a great sliock to us all," 
and another : " He was wounded while gallantly holding a forward sap. He 
walked quite easily down to headquarters, and no one thought he was seriously 
hurt. Tlie news of his death came as a great surprise and shock to his brother 
officers, with whom he was a great favovirite. He dis|)layed ureat c<Miragc and 
t^inacity, and he is a great loss to the battalion." He distingui-^hed hiniMli at 
school in the athletic sphere, as a runner, cricketer. lontlialler and laernssr 
player, and the school lacrosse team under bis captaincy won tin Southern 
Junior Flags. He played lacrosse lor Lee and Kent ( liib--. ami h-lpi d tlicm to win 
the South of England Championship anct County Chanipion<hii) respect)\el>- ; 
unm, 

CLARKE, F., L.-Corp].. No. 9370, 1st Battn. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 27 Oct. 1914. 

CLARKE, FREDERICK, Gunner, No. 59992. Royal Garrison Artillery. 2nd s. 
of Charles Clarke, of 49. Roberts Street, Rushden. eo. Nortliants, by his wife. 
Phcebe. dau. of Amos Senders ; h. Clu^lverston, v.o. Northants, 27 Sept. 1883 ; 
educ. Newton Road Schools. Rushden ; was a Shoe Finislier ; enlisted 1 Sept. 
1915 ; served for a time in tin* R.F.A., until discharged on account of ill-health 
and a broken wrist ; rejoined the R.F.A. on recovery, and was transferred to the 
R.G.A. ; went to Egypt 4 Dec. 1915, and was drowned 31 Jan. 1916, while 
bathing in the sea near Chatby Camp, Alexandria. Buried at Alexandria. 
The Major Commanding 84th Siege Battery wrote : " Tin- b;itter> ha.s felt his 
loss very much; he was known to me personally, and was >|)eeially selected by 
me when the battery was raised in 1915. He was an exc^-llcTit gunner." Uinn. 

CLARKE, H., Private, No. 14327, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards; sen'ed 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14-16 Sept. 1914. 

CLARKE, J., L.-Corpl., No. 6518, 1st Battn. The Royal West Kent Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 13 Sept. 1914. 

CLARKE. J., Bombardier, No. 62369, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; killed in action 27 Sept. 1914. 

CLARKE, J., Private, No. 5747, Ist Battn. The East Lancashire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 17 Sept. 1914. 
CLARKE, J., Private, No. 7011. 2nd Battn. The Royal Irisli RiHes ; serv.-d with 
the Exi)editionary Force in France; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
CXARKE, P., Private. No. 8294, 2nd Battn. The Royal Irish Rifles ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

CLARKE, REGINALD ARTHUR, Sj.jnaller. No. 6112. Headquarters Stafl^, 
l^t r.altii Nt I'.riuade. Australian lin|.erial iMiree. .Id.st x. ot Charles W*illiam 
Chirke. oi I'jiroina, Oxford Street. iCpping. Sydney, .\n-tralia. .rournalist, by his 
wife, Sarah Ingram, dau. of John R. McCaw : h. Rushden, co. Northants, 16 
Dec. 1894; educ. Technical School, Portsmouth: wiMit to .\ustralia with his 
family in 1913, and was artitrlcd as a Law\-er : joined the AustraMan Fnrei's in 
Dec. 1915 ; came to England in Sept. 1916 ; served with th'- Kxpctlitionary Force 
in France and Flanders from the following Dec., and wa-; killed in action 17 Sept. 
1917. Lieut. F. A. Presnell wrote : " Besides being prized lor his many qualities, 
lie was the kind of soldier we cannot afford to lose nowadays. Your son was a 
trained specialist, and the stamp of soldier who is invaluable in a regiment, not 
oidy for his skill, but on account of Ids fine example, which inspired younger 
and newer men." rnin. 

CLARKE, ROBERT, Signaller, No. 20768, 9th (Service) Battn. The Royal 
Dublin Fusiliers, eldest *■. of the late Rev. Samuel Boyce Clarke, of The Manse, 
Cairncastle, co. Antrim, by his wife. Mary, dau. of Edmiuid Belton Roberts; 
b. Cairncastle aforesaid, 29 Jime. 1898 ; ciluc. Larnc Grammar Seliool ; joined 
the Mechanical Transport 18 Oct. 1916 ; transfiTrcd from London to Edinburgh 
Training School in Jan. 1917. being sent to join the Royal Dublin Fasilicrs at 
Cork in April : served with the Expeditionary Force iu France and Flanders 
from Sept., and died in No. 43 Casualty Clearing Station 25 Oct. 1917, from 
blood poisoning : unm. 

CLARKE. THOMAS. Drummer, No. 235496. 1st Battn. The Herefordshire 
Regt. (T.F.), 3rd s. of Private "William Clarke, of The Green, Erockhampton. by 
his wife, Annie Elizabeth, dau. of William Hodges; b. Ruxtoii. Kiiiirs Capel, 
23 April, 1895 ; educ. at Brockhampton ; was a Labourer ; joined the Hereford- 
shire Regt. on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 ; served with the Mediterranean 
Expeditionary Forci' at (iailipoli, and sutisequently in Egypt and Palestine, 
and was killed in action there id Aug. 1917. Buried in Sampson's Ridge Military 
Cemetery. Lieut. E. L. Linzell wrote : " I was in command of a patrol of seven 
men. amongst whom was your son, and my orders were to patrol an orchard in 
front ot our trenches. We were surrounded and outnumbered by a large party 
of the enemy, and had to rush them to get back to our trenches, and I am sorry 
to say that your son was shot and killed outright. I had be<'n with B Coy. a 




Ernest Clayton. 



short time, but had noti<-ed thi' diligence with which your son carried ovit his duty, 
and feel >uri- that )iad he lived he would have merited promotion, esi)ecially aftiT 
the manner in whii-h he faced the attack when he unfortunately tell." I'nm. 

CLARKE, W., Private. No. 8741, 1st Battn. The Dorsetshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 12 Sept. 1914. 

CLARKE, \V.. Private, No. 9833, 2nd Battn. The Bedfordshire Regt.; servid 
with the Lxp- (lilionary Koree in France ; died of wounds 29 Oct. 1914. 

CLARKE, W. J., Corpl., No. 7259, 2nd Battn. The Connaught Rangers ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 29 Oct. 1914. 

CLARSON. \V., Private. No. 10872. The Sherwood Foresters; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

CLAY, S.. Private, No. 10277, 2nd Battn. The Duke of Wclliiigt(»rs Regt.; 
served with tlie Exjieditionary Force in France; killed 24 Sept. 1914. 

CLAY, T., L.-Corpl.. No. 930H. 3rd Battn. Tlie Worcestershire Kegt.; served 
with the lOxiH'dilionary Force in France ; killed in action 28 Oct. 1914. 

CLAYBYN, W., Corpl., No. 1688. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues); served 
with tlie Exjieditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 18 Oct. 1914. 

CLAYTON, A., Sapper, No. 20517. R.E. ; served with tlic Expeditionarv Force 
in France ; killed 27 Sept. 1914. 

CLAYTON, ERNEST, Private. No. 2418(10, 
1^ ."ith (Territorial) Battn. The York and Lan- 
caster Kegt.. 2nd s. of Saninel Clayton, of 111. 
Shettield itoad. Barnslcy. Confectioner, ity his. 
wife. lOmina. dau. of William Pickering ; ft. 
Barnslcy. co. York. 4 .inly. 1896: educ. St. 
George's School there ; was a (ihiss Bottl.- 
Packer : enlisteil in March. 1916; served witii 
the E.xpeditionarv Force in France and Flandi-rs- 
from 14 Jan. 1917. and di.-il in No. 45 Casualty 
Clearing Station 2i'. .May tn!lowing. from wounds 
received in action near Builecourt ; /iiiiu. 

CLAYTON, JOHN, M.M.. Signaller. No. 
242290. 5th (Territorial) Battn. The Loyat 
North Lancashire Reut.. y. of Henry Clayton,, 
of 63, John Brown Street, Bolton, co. Lan- 
caster, by his wife, Margaret, dau. of John (and 
Sarah) McLaughlin ; ft." Bolton. 19 Si-pt. 1K!»7 : 
educ. there; was emiiloyed by the Park Mill 
Spinning Company; eidisted in the South 
Lancashire Regt. 9 April, 1915 ; on 21 Ma>'^ 
was dischargf'd, and rejoined in the liOya! 
North Lancasliire Regt. the same day ; served 
with tin- Expeditionary Force in France from 
Feb. 1917. and was killed in action at Pas- 
schendaele Kidge 26 Oct. following. .\ Sergt, 
wrote : ■■ There was something about hiin> 
<liHereiit to others of liis age, which caused liim 
to make many friends. His (companions sjieak 
of him as most cheerful and most willing to- 
assist anyone he could." Signaller Clayt<u» 
was awarded the Military Medal " For con- 
spicuous gallantry on 4 Slay, 1917 : at 11.4.> 
a.m., at Petillon. France, the enemy begaii 
to shell the front line heavily with high ex- 
plosive and shrapnel. One of the first shell.* 
made a direct hit on the S.O.S. line. Without 
a moment's hesitation. Signaller Clayton, to- 
gether with another man of the signal station, 
ran down the liTi- . b.-iiiL' under heavy shell fire all 
the time. eollL( t<(l the ends of the broken wire out 
of the shell crater and joined them. This work 
took from eight to t^^n minutes under eontinutnis shell fire. It was owing to this- 
man's resource, devotion to duty, and di-^regard of personal danger, that com- 
munication on the S.O.S. line was re-established." He; was mentioned in 
Despatches by F.M. Sir Douglas Haig, for general and distinguished service in 
the field, and was awarded a certificate for devotion to duty and gallantry ori 
till' lield the day belong he was killed, whieli certificate was forwarded to 
his parents. He won three medals when training for cro.ss-country running ; uyini. 

CLAYTON, RICHARD (alias Mason), Private, No, 28267, 14th (Service) 
Battn. (2nd Barnslcy) 'Tlie York and Lancaster Regt.. eldest s. of {— ) Clayton. 
by his wife, Kmnia ; ft. Harnsltv. co. York. Nov. 1880; educ. Dodworth Road 
R.C. Schools there ; was a Hairdresser : enlisted 3 July, 1016 ; served with the 
Expeditionarv l*'orce in l-'ranee and Flanders from 27 Nov. following, and was 
killed in ac-tion 8 May. 1917. liiiried on the battlefield. He m. at Monk Bretton. 
near Barnsl<v. Kniina (113. Shellield Road. Barnslcy). dau. of Charles Foster, 
and had two children: Georgi', ft. 4 Aug. 1904, and .Miidreci. ft. 14 .Marc-h. 1910. 

CLAYTON, S., Driver, No. 54307, R.H.A. ; .served with the Expeditionar.v 
Korcc in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CLAYTON, T., Gunner, No. 43883. R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary 

Force in France ; died of wounds 18 Sept. 1914. 

CLEARE, W., Sergt.-Major, No. 2946, 2nd Battn. The Royal Sussex Regt.; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 10 Sept. 1914. 

CLEAVER, J., Private^ No. 225, 1st Battn. The Royal Warwickshire Regt.; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 

CLEER, J., Private-, No. 7490, The South Lancashire Regt. ; served with th& 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 5 Oct. 1914. 

CLEMENT, W., L.-Corpl.. No. 155. 1st Battn. The Black Wateli : served with 
the Exjieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 8 Sept. 1914. 

CLEMENTS, A., Private, No. 340, 1st Battn. The Northumberland Fusiliers; 
served with tlie Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 15 Sept. 1914. 

CLEMENTS, HENRY JOHN, Private, No. 2804. l/6th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Royal Warwickshire Regt., 2nd t. of George Henry Clements, of 54, Station 
Road, King's Heath, IJirnnngliani, by his wife. Emily, dau. of John George 
Bayliss ; ft. Balsall Heatli. Birmingham, co. Warwick. 24 June, 1894 ; edue. 
King Edward's School, Camp Hill, Binninuham ■ was a Clerk ; joined the Royal 
Warwickshire Regt, 4 Sept. 1914. after the oAreak of war; .served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France an<l Flanders froW 23 March, 1915 ; was reported 
wounded and nnssing after the battle of the Somme 1 July, 1916, and is now 
assumed to liave tieen killed in action on that date ; unm. 




hn < Jay ton. 



CLEMENTS, R., Private. No, 10387, 2nd Battn. The Welsh Regt. 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 22 Oct. 1914. 



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Thomas H. Clendinning. 



CLENDINNING, THOMAS HENRY, Capt., 52nd Lowland Divisional Cyclist 
t'-oy., Army <'yilisr Corps, ridest «. of Thomas Henry Ck-ndinning, of 138, Darnh'y 
Street. Poilokvlii-lil'^, iilas-zow. by his wife. Minnie," dau. of the late Henry Jack- 
son ; b. M(i\ , I" I yroiir. 1 1 May. 1H80 ; fduc. Strathbungo Higher Grade School, 
(ihtsuow; Glasgow University, and the Royal 
rrrlmical College ; was a Teacher in the Govan 
i'ari&li School Board ; joined the 2nd (Volun- 
teer) Rattn. Highland Light Infantry in 1900 ; 
wa.s mobilized on the outbreak of the European 
War 4 Aug. l'J14 ; obtained a commission as 
2nd Lieut. 52nd Lowland Divisional Cyclist 
Coy.. lHvisional Mounted Troops, 28 April, 
liUo : was promoted Lieut, and Capt. 1 Jan, 
1916 ; served with the Jlediterranean Expedi- 
tionary Force at GaHipoli from Aug. to Oct. 
1915. after wliirh he was invalided home ; 
joined his unit in Egypt in March, 1916, being 
given cominand ol a Cyclist Coy. 22 Oct. 
following, and was killed in action at the Battle 
of Gaza 19 April, lOlT. A General wrote : " He 
did a lot of soldiering and training with me, and 
1 had a very liigli appreciation of his character 
and ability. He was one of the most rrliabii' 
men 1 ('\('r worked with, and a sound soldier 
of the higliest soldierly principles," and a 
brother oHicer : " When the fighting com- 
nienCv'd tlie Cyclist Coy., led by Capt. Clendinning. was almost immediately in the 
thick of it. Hf was killed leadiim his coini)any in a diargc, and I am sure his 
coolness and courage duriiiLi the ti^'hting were i-i-;ii()n--ible for the excellent work 
done that day. He was admired by us all lor bis strnigtli of cbaraeter, devotion 
to duty, and for possessing all tliu.se nualitlts ri'i|uircd to make an ideal soldier 
and a leader of men. He paid the full price, fearlessly doing his duty at tlu- 
head of his company." Another brother officer also wrote : " He fell at the head 
of his company as he led them in a charge on a Turkish position. They took 
the trench, but Capt. Clendinning paid the price. He was always so 
keen that Ids company should do well in action that I am sure the knowledge 
of their success would repay him for his sacrifice- He is a big loss to his comjjany 
and also to this battalion, to which he has been attaelierl for tlie last nine months. 
We valued him both as a fine officer and a good eomrade," and one of his men 
wrote to a friend at home : " Let me say that Capt. T. H. C. was splendid ; he 
led his company into action absolvitely fearless and proved himself a man. The 
Cyclist Coy. had to take a redoubt and they took it, but at a cost." Umn. 
CLERY, JOHN COSNEY LEWY, 2nd Lieut.. 1) Battery, 78th Howitzer 
Brigade. Royal Field Artillery, eldest s. of 
the late Patrick l-'rancis Clery. Manager of the 
Provincial Bank of Ireland, Listowel, by his 
wife. Gertrude Josephnie, dau. of the late 
Patrick Dolan. of Cooteliill ; b. Cootehill, co. 
Cavan, 22 March, 1890; educ. High School, 
i'toMinel. CO. Tipperary ; obtained a com- 
mission 8 June, 1915; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders ; took 
part in the operations at Ypres, Armentieres. 
Thiepval, Ginchv. and was killed in action 
during the Battle ot Arras 1 May, 1917. 
Buried in Rou\ 11 le British Cemetery, near 
Arras. His Ciitmiiaiidiiig Officer wrote : 
" liiiiiiediatei\ beiore his death he had done 
ail e\tr<iiiel>' u'niid work as forward observa- 
tion otlieer with tlie infantry, sending back 
valuable information obtained at great per- 
sonal risk. He was a brave and fearless, 
officer, beloved by all officers and men of his 
brigade," and a brother officer wrote : " The 
loss to US of such a comrade cannot be replaced, 
and the Service cannot afford to lose such a keen and competent otficer." Unni. 

CLEVERLY, G., Private. No. 6659, 1st Battn. The Wiltsliire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 

CLEVETT, H. G., Acting Corpl., No. 6816. The Hoyal Su.ssex Regt.; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 6 Nov. 1914. 

CLIFFORD. GEORGE, Private, No. 4714. Itlth (Service) Battn. The Royal 
Warwickshire Regt.. 2nd s. of James Edward Clilford. by his wife. Matilda (8, 
Rood Lane, Coventry), dau. of Joseph Wood ; b. 1885 ; educ. Holy Trinity 
School, Coventry; was by trade a File Cutter; played football for St. Mark's 
Rugby Football Club, and was in possession of seven medals for the game ; 
voluntarily enlisted on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1014 ; 'served with the Expe- 
ditionary Force in France and Flanders from July. 1915 ; killed in action 27 Feb. 
1916, by a German sniper's bullet, whilst he was firing over the parapet. His 
Captain wrote : " I knew your son well for the last seven months, as he was 
acting as my servant. , . . He was a very good soldier and never shirked his 
duty at any time." Unni. 

CLIFFORD, W. T., L.-Scrgt.. No. 7975. The South Wales Borderers ; served 
with the Exjieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 4 Oct. 1914. 

CLIFTON, AMOS CHARLES TICKNER, Private. No. 2553. 6th (Territorial) 
Battn. The East Surrey Regt.. .s. of tlie late Amos George rlifton. by bis wife, 
Minnie (10a, Fairfield Road,'Kingston). dan. of Cliarhs Cosson ; b. Kiiii:stoii-oii- 
Thames, co. Surrey, 30 June. 1896; educ. St. John's SebooN, Spriniz Grove, 
Kingston-on-Thames, and Clark's College. Surbjton ; enlisted 3 Sept. 1914 ; 
served with the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia, and died on or 
about 4 Oct. 1916. of consumption, while a prisoner of war at Adana : iittm. 
CLINT, A., Private, No. 179, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys); served with 
the Expeditionary Force in'France ; died 1914. 

CLISSOLD, W., Private, No. 16370, 2nd Battn. The (Jrenadier Guards ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 16 Sept. 1914. 
CLOSS, H., Private, No. 1179, 2nd Battn. The Seaforth Highlanders; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914, 
CLOUGH, FRED, Private, No. 16077. Machine Gun Section. 8th (Service) 
Battn. Till- King's Own (Roval Lancaster Regt.), 3rd k. of James Ernest Clougli, 
of Rose Hill House. Westhoushton. by his wife, Alice, dau. of J. Green: b. at 
Aspull. Wigan ; ediie. Munieij.al Secondary School. Bolton ; was apprenticed as 
a Mechanical Engineer; enlisted in Nov. 1914; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from Sept. 1915, and was killed in action at Ypres 
2 March, 1916. The Rev. M. P. G. Leonard, Chaplain, wrote : "I cannot tell 
you how much we all mourn hi«i#r)ss, or how hard it will lie to fill the gap which 
he leaves, but I am sure it would comfort vou if vou eoiiM bear liow highly every- 
body speaks of him. His otlieer told me that he" was tbe best man in the Machine 
Gun Section, always readv and eager to do his dntv. tearless, cool and reliable, 
and a general favourite with all who knew him. Ilie battalion can ill afford to 
lose such men as he." Unm. 




John Cosney L. Clery. 




David Davidson Clyne. 



CLOUT, ALBERT, Private, No. 18292, 10th (Service) Battn. The Queen's 
Own (Roval West Kent Regt.). n. of William Clout, of Ivy Cottage, Bodiam. co. 
Sussex, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of James Verrall, Farm Labourer ; b. Bodiam 
aforesaid 19 Nov., 1885 ; educ. there ; was a Farm Labourer; enlistt-d 8 .\prll. 
1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from the following Sept.. 
and died at No. 10 General Hospital, Rouen, 30 Sept. 1917. from wotmds 
rrci?ived in action at Hill 60. Buried in the cemetery at Rouen : itnm. 
CLOWES, J., Privat«-, No. 16398, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards: served 
wifli tbe i:x|)editionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 16 Sept. 1914. 

CLYNE, DAVID DAVIDSON, Gunner. No. 
75690. Hull Heavy Battery. Royal Garrison 
Artillery, x. of Robert Clyne, Light Keeper 
ol the Lighthouse, Cromarty, by his wife, 
Isabella, dau. of John Davidson; b. Langness 
Lightliouse, Castletown, Isle of Man, 25 Dec. 
1889; educ. at Arbroath ; was a Cabinet .Maker 
in the employ of J. McGregor A Sons. Porfcr- 
lield, CO. Renfrew; enlisted 25 March. UU6 ; 
served witlx the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from the following Nov.. and 
was killed in action on the Menin Road 25 Sejit. 
1917, being struck by a shell while manning bi^ 
gun. Buried in the Menin Road South Military 
Cemetery. His Conmianding f>tficer wrnte : 
'■ He was unable to send any ini.-ssage home 
before he died." Unm. 

COATES, CLIFFORD MARSDEN, 2na 
Lieut,. 146th Siege Battery. Royal Garrison 
Artillery, eldest .^. of Thomas Webster Coates, 
of 110," Berw Road, Pontypridd. Waterworks 
Manager, by his wife. Sarah Ann, dau. of Joseph 
Marsden, of Leeds : b. Leeds. 20 Jan. 1895 ; educ. Brudenell Council School and 
the Central High School. Leeds; was employed in the Surveyor's department of 
the Pontvpridd T'rban District Council: enlisted in the Army Service Corps. 
9 .Jan. 1915; was promoted Corpl.; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders from Aug. 1915, being promoted Sergt. 20 March. 1916. and 
reniTtinietided for a commission by his Colonel; returned to England in Oct.: 
underwent training at the Royal Garrison Artillery School. London, and was 
gazetted 2nd Lieut. 20 Feb. 19i7 ; returned to France 31 March, and was killed 
in action near Arras 3 May. 1917. Buried about 1.000 yards north of Henin- 
sur-Cojeul. south-east of Arnis. Major C. Reynolds, R.G.A.. wrote : " He was 
killed in the afternoon by a shell while doing his duty in the front line during 
an attack. Although he had only been with us a very short time, he had already 
proved his worth as a keen officer, and had won the affection and respect of 
evervone in the battery. He was always ready for work of any kind, and showed 
great promise of becoming a very nhU- officer. Your son has given of liis best 
to the cause for which he has also gi\en his life." and his Chaplain : " I have 
had, alas ! to bury a great many brave fellows out here, but I can truthfully say 
1 never saw men aiidotlicers so deeply affected; evidently your son was much 
beloved. Try to realize that this is not a young life cut short, but a young life 
gloriously comjileted at the jiost of duty." Unm. 

COATES. HAROLD EDWARD, Major, 13th (Service) Battn. The Kinir's 
( Liverpool Regt.), 2nd s. of William Henry Coates, of 11. Eaton Road, Birkenhead, 
(u'Tii-ral Broker, by his wife. Mary, dau. of the late William Lu|tton ; b. Birken- 
head, eo. Chester, "30 Oct. 1883 ; educ. Claughton Collegiate Sehool. and Birken- 
head Institute : subsecpiently entered the employ of an eminent firm of General 
Merchants, whom he represented on the P.altie Exchange; joined the Wiltshin- 
Regt.. as a Private in Sept. 1914, after the outbreak of war: was gazetted 2nd 
Lieut. I5th Liverpool Regt. 18 Dec. following: promoted Lieut. 7 Oct. 1915. 
Capt. 8 April, 1916. and Major 21 May, 1917, antedated as from 11 March : 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Sept. 1916, 
when he transferred to the 13th Battn. ; acted £is Major from Nov. 1916, to 
19 Jan. 1917, and was killei! in .action to the east of Monchy-le-Preux 3 .May 
following Buried where he fell. He m. at Bimbnry Parish Church. 10 Jan. 
1917. Alice Bitheli. dau. of Kdward Albert Grocott, of Haughton. Tarporley. 
CO. Chester. 

COBB, GEORGE BERTRAM, Private, No. 
52752. 12th (Service) Battn. Tbe Hoyal Fusi- 
liers (City of London Regt.V eldest s. of John 
<;eorge Cobb, of 42. 5Iarne Avenue. New South- 
•jate, N.. Bootmaker, by his wife, Ada Jane, 
dau oi Kohert I'.eale. Schoolmaster ; b. Bowes 
I'ark, London. N . 24 ^. i>t- 1897; educ. Bowes 
Kojil Cotnieil SrliooK there: was emploved at 
the llorn.sey Gas Works ; enlisted 1 Sept. 1916 ; 
iniimd at Aldersbot : served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 1 
liec. tollowing, and was killed in action 23 Jan. 
1917. Second Lieut. W. Watson wrote: 
■ Mthomih only with the company for a short 
time, lie was esteemed very highly by all his 
eomrades. who, one and all, send you and all his 
people at home their deepest sympathies. He 
was a good soldier and a aood eomrade. and his 
death has been felt by all. His body was 
taken down the line and buried in one of the 
military cenieteries," Before he enlisted in- 
was a .-ergeant in the Boys' Life Saving Briitad- 




George Bertram Cobb. 



COBBAN, A., L. -Corpl.. No. 34, Tbe Gordon Highlanders: served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 24 Oct. 1914. 

COBBLEDICK, JOHN HENRY JAMES, Private. 10th (Service) Battn. The 
Royal Iml'liii Fusiliers, ildest s. of John Francis Cobbledick. of 29, Alvington 
Street. Plvmoiitii. K.N., liv his wife, Lvdia Esther, dau. of Henry Hope; b. 
Belderri'j.co. .Mayo. 19 Feb. 1876; educ." Rossmoney. Westport. and Marlborough 
Street ScIuhiI. Dublin; was a Postman at Dublin: enli.sted 13 June. 1916; 
served with the ICxpeditionarv Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in 
action at Beaumont Hamcl 3'Xov. following. Buried th.'re. He w. at Dublin. 
26 Nov. 191 1. Nellie, dau. of the late Thomas IHgau. oi co. Kildare. 

COBBOLD, EDGAR FRANCIS WANKLYN, Lieut . 7tli ( 1. rritorial) Battn. 
The Chcshiri- Kegt. (T.F.). :ittd. R.F.C.. 2nd -s. of the Rev. Robert Russell Cob- 
lioki. Rector of Hitcham. Ipswich. h\ Ids wife. Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Frederick 
Wanklyn ; and brother to Lieut It. H. W. Cobbold Isee Vol. 1.. page 86): h. 
The Vicarage. Earl's Barton, eo. Northainpton. 5 Nov. 1895; educ. King's 
College Choir School. Cambridge; King's Sehool, Ely. and Marlborough; was 
apprenticed to the Fine Cotton Spinners' .\ssoeiation. Bollington, near Maccles- 
field : joined the Cheshire Territorials as 2nd Lieut. 25 March. 1914 ; volunteered 
for foreign service on the outbreak of war in the following Aug. ; was promoted 
Lieut, la Oct.. and attached to tlie R.F.C. in April, 1915: served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France from 17 April, 1915. to 10 May following, and 



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atiuiii from ;i Urc. lOln. and \va^ killtd in iiutiou while tljinji luur the vilhi^c 
oi Jk-aiK'hamps, Hvc niili-s w^■^t of lAWr, 12. Ian. 1910. by anti-aircraft tire. Buried 
in Huuboiirdin Ceint-tery. His Major wrote ; " Your son is a great loss to the 
siiuadron^mth- and the I-'Iyinji Corps. He was brave and unai^suniin^, and 
liked by all." I'inti. 

COCKAYNE. GEORGE HENRY, Private. Xo. 6M7. 10th (Service) Baltn. 
(Liverpool Scottish) The Kind's (Liverpool 
Ite^t . ), "iiul A-. of Samuel Coekayne. Cashier, 
Thoinas Cook (t Son, by his wife. Louisa, dau. 
nl the late John Hickman: b. li(K)tle. 7 April. 
lS!i:i : educ. Ilootle Intermediat*' l>ay Sihools ; 
1 uiployed by the National Provincial Hank ot 
l-iitxiand. Ltd.. and servi-d in their branches at 
Liverpool and Blackburn : enlisted U» Kt-b. 
Il>ir> : served with the l-ixpeditionary j-'oree in 
I'ranee and Flanders, and was liilled in action 
ir, Ant.', imil, dnrint: tlir liatlle oi the Somme. 
r.uried nurtli-«est of liuilleniont and east of 
Mliert. A comrade wrote : " We were in a 
rli;iriie on the IGtli, and poor George was not 
with us afterwards when wc left the trenches 
lor a short rest. I did not sec him as we went 
■ )ver, but know fellows who aetualh saw hini hit 
and fall. Naturally, in the confusion, he ma\ 
have yot down to the n-ar and away with Ihi- 
wounded, but I fear the worst. He was liii 
George Henry Cockayne. in the head, and fell almost immediateh we 
szot over the top. ... It broke me up alto- 

y.-ther. for he was such a good old pal." I'nm, 

COCKCROFT, ARTHUR, Private. No. 33536, 6th (Service) Battn. Alexandra. 
l*riurr<^ of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regt.), n, of John C^ockeroft, of 2. Fountain 
strret, Hebden Bridge. Joiner's Foreman, by his wife, Jane. dau. of Wilson 
Calvi'rt ; b. Hebden Bridge. 25 July, 18U7 ; educ. Council School there: was 
a Joiner : enlisted 7 July. 1916 ; served with the Expi-ditionarv Force in France 
and Flanders from l>ec. 19ir>. and was killed in action by a >'niper at Poelcappelle, 
near Yprcs, Oct. 1017. Buried there. His Commanding Olhccr wrote : " He 
died as he would have wished to. going forward facing the enemy. He was a 
good soldier, and I never saw him tlineh or hesitate at any job he was put to, 
although he w;us so young. He was always cheerful and merry, and liad a lot 
of pals in the platoon ; everybody liked him," and his Chaplain : " He was one 
of the bravest of British heroes, for he knew no fear in danger. He died (gallant 
•soldier that he was) at the post of duty with his face to the foe. He is mourned 
deenly b>- all who knew him. for he was loved by his comrades and esteemed most 
highly by liis officers." f'lim. 

COCKERILL, JOHN, Sergt.. No. ;'>4.t. Koyal Canadian Dragoons. Canadian 
lOxiieditionary Force, only *\ of the Rev. James Walter CuekeriM. Vicar of Kettlc- 
Mt'll, Skipton. CO, York, by his wife, Jane Elizabith. dau. of .lohn Pinson, of 
Wolverliampton ; h. Mickleton. Barnard Castle, co. York. 10 Nov. 1884 : cdue. 
Leeds CraTuinar School, and Skipton (Jrammar School ; subsequently trained as 
an Kngineer in the Leeds Municipal OHiees : went to Canada in 1913. where he 
was I'ngaged in survey work for the Canadian Pacific Railway : vohmteered for 
Imperial Ser\iee, and joined the Royal Canadian Dragoons after the outbreak 
of war in Aug. 1914 ; came over with the 1st Contingent in Oct. : served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France from May. 1915, where, owing to his skill as a 
draftsman, he was employed at h- aduuarter-^ in that capacity, and was killed 
at BaillenI 2(1 Feb. 1916, by a boniii dro|.ped from an aeroplane. Buried there. 
General A. K. Alderson, Commanding the Canadian Army Corps, wrote : 
" He had always done well, and was liked and respected by all who knew him," 
and Col. Mitchell : " We all thought very much of him. He was an extremely 
good draftsman, i-areful in his work, hard-working, conscientious, and thoughtful 
for others." Cum. 

COCKLIN, J., Private. No. 8811, The South Wales Borderers ; served with the 
Exjieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 5 Oct. 1914. 
COCKRANE, Jm CorpL. No. 9836, 2nd Battn. The Manchester Regt. ; servi-d 
Nvith the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 22 Sept. 1014. 
CODNER, CHRISTOPHER CARDEW, Capt.. 1st Battn. (13th Foot) Prince 
Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), yr. x. of John Codn-r, of Woodside. Corfe. 
ruunton, M.B.. C.M.Edin.. by his wife. Mabel Clara, dau. of the late Colonel 
lldward Seppings Lock. 2nd South Lancashire Regt. ; b. Woodside aforesaid. 
4 May. 1894 ; educ. Brockhnrst School, Church Stretton (Mr. Atkinson's), and 
Epsom College : obtained a commission in the Somerset Light Infantry 16 Sept. 
1914. and in Feb. UHH. was granted a cadetship for the Royal Military College, 
Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Somerset Light Infantry 14 July. 1915: pro- 
moted Acting Capt. 15 Nov. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from Nov. 1915 : w;is appointed A.D.C. to tlie late Brigadier- 
(rencral C. B. Prowse. D.S.O., in Feb. 1916. and remained as such until the 
General was killed. I July following, after which he acted as Adjutant for a few 
weeks : was wounded in the face in Jan. 1917, but remained on duty, and was 
killed in action at Ronix 3 May following, after being tw^ice wounded wliile 
leadiicj his company into action. His Colonel wrote ; " Your son was exceedingly 
popular with all, and we all grieve very deeply for him. In addition he was a 
most abli- olhccr and i.s a great loss to me. He had done excellent work for the 
battalion. Since getting command of a company he always showed the greatest 
keenness and took thi' greatest interest in his men. He brought his company to 
a very high state of etliciency." I'nm. 

COE, J., Gunner, No. 74163. R.F.A. ; served with tlie Expeditionary Force in 
France ; killed in action 15 Sept. 1914. 

COFFIN, Tm Sapper. No. 13691. R.E. : served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France : died of wounds 15 Sept. 1914. 

COGGIN, P., Private. No. 1132. :!ra Battn. The Rifle Brigade: served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France : killed in action 22 Sept. 1914. 

COGHILL, C, I'rivate. No. 8560. 1st Battn. The Gordon Highlanders served 
with the Exiiedilionary Force in France ; died 17 Oct. 1914. 

COHEN, ABRAHAM ISRA"EL, Private. No. G. 24909, 6th (Service) Battn, 
The Queen's t>wn (Royal AVest Kent Regt.). s. of Abraham Israel Cohen, of 87. 
Hy the Road, Preston; b. Brighton, co. Sussex. 8 Sept. 1882; educ. Annuiu'iation 
School tliere ; enlisted 27 Dee. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders from 21 March. 1917. and was killed in action at Arras 
18 Sept. followintr. Buried in the British Cemetery there. His Comnuindiug 
Officer wrote : " I very much regret to inform you that your husband. Private 
A. J. Cohen, was killed this morning. I liave only been in this company a few 
days myself, so I did not know your husband very well, but the rest of the men 
in his platoon tell nu- that he was one of the best and most cheerful men in the 
platoon." He m. at Brighton, 16 Oct. 1903, Kate Emily (40, Southami»toii 
Street. Brighton), dau. of William Rich, and had six children: John Abrahani. 
b. 11 June. 1909: William Benjamin, 6. 28 Julv. 1914: Kate Emilv. b. 8 Jan. 
1905 : Mariorie. 6. 15 Feb. 190G ; Bes.sie Florence, h. 12 Jan. 1912, and Mollv. h. 
17 Jan. 1917. 



COHEN, SYDNEY. Private. No. fyVJA. Kith (Ser\ice) Battn. The Manchester 
Regt.. 4tli K. of .Max Cohen, of A-*hlea. High Street. Manchester. Stockbroker, 
by his wife. Kebeeca. dau. of (— ) (ioldstein ; b. Manchester. 13 Aug. 1897 ; educ 
Victoria Park Sduml there, and Manchester Grammar School : was a Clerk ; 
enlisted 29 Aug. 1914, after the outbreak of war ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flaiulers from Nov. 1915, and died at his home in Man- 
chester. 13 March. 1917, from wctunds received in action 12 Jan. 1916; intm. 

COLBERT, T., Corpl.. No. 10007. The Royal Irish Regt. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 25 Sept. 1914. 

COLBOURNE. LOUIS, Sergt.. No. 3639. 19th (Service) liattn. (2nd I'nblie 
SehotiM The Uoyal I'usiliers (City of London Regt.). s. of Ald'-rnian Jatne> 
<'oibourne, of Urighton. J. P.. b\ his wife, Eitun;i 
Louise, dau. of Heurv Mnndv : b. Gunnersbur\ . 
en. .Middlesex. 24 May, 1893; ediie. Eastlleid 
House. Ditclding, CO. Sussex, and Tonbridgi- 
School, CO. Kent (1907 to 1912); was in the 
Football XV. in his la-^t year at ronbridge, and 
a .Sergt. in the O.T.C. ; on leaving school was 
preparing to qualify a« a Chartered .\ccountant, 
and WiLs articled to Mcs-^rs. Edmonds, Clover 
.V Jones, of Brighton and Portsmouth ; on tin- 
outbreak of war in 1914 joined the 19th Royal 
1-u-iiIiers 18 Sejit. 1914; promoted Sergt., and 
went to Erance Nov. isufi ; wounded by the 
explosion of an eni'my's mine at Cuinehy, near 
La Bavsee, 2 Jan.. and died of his wounds at 
the 12tli (Jeneral Hospital, Kouen. 7 Jan. 1916. 
Huried in the cemetery there. The following 
is an extract from the school paper. " 'I'be 
lonbridgian " : *" 2 Jan. 1916. he had volnn- 
r erid with others to hold a dangerous position 
at (ninehy. lu-ar La Bassee. and the trench 
iu which they were was destroyed liy tin- 
He was with ditticulty dug out alive, and was 




Louis Colbourne. 



e.xpl()sion of an enemy's mine. 

removed, sutfering from severe wounds and injuries, to the 12th General Hospital. 
Rouen, where he died five days later." His Colonel wrote; " 1 need hardly 
say that tfie death of your son wa.s deeply regretted by the whole battalion. 1 
knew him personally, and I always had a great admiration for him. 1 did not 
see him wounded, but it was reported to me shortlj afterwards, and at the same 
time I was told how gallantly he stood up against the intense bonibardmeni . 
1 shall always remember Jiim ;us a gallant comrade. He always carried out his 
duties in an exemplary manner and had a pride in his battalion. "" I'nni. 

COLE, ARTHl'R, Chief Petty Ortieer. K.N.. s. of John Cole, of fc:a.><t Fiergholt. 
CO. Suffolk, Engineer: b. Cape! St. .Mary. 21 Dee. 1875; educ. East IJergholt : 
joined the Navy 1894; served on H.MS". Turbulent, and was killed in a- tion at 
the Battle of Jutland 31 May, 1916. He was awarded the Benin War .M.dal. al><. 
the Good Conduct Medal. He m. at Capi-1 St. .Mary. co. Sulfolk. 27 April. I9u4, 
Kate, dau. of William Richardson, and had a son. Arthur Jack, b. 24 Aug. 1905. 

COLE. C. Hm I'rivate. No. 7845. 2nd Battn. The King's Own (York.-^hire Light 
Infantrv) ; served with the Expcditionarv Force in France ; killed in action 
16 Sept. 1914. 

COLE, G. E.. Private, No. 7866 ; 1st Battn. The East Yorkshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Sept. 1914. 
COLE, H.. Private. No. 9822, 1st Battn. The BUffs (East Kent Hegt.) : served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Sept. 1914. 

COLE. M., Private. No. 483, 1st Battn. The Northumberland Fu>iliers ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 19 Oct. 1914. 

COLE, R., L.-Corpl., No. 6591, 2nd Battn. The Leinster Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed 10 Nov. 1914. 

COLE, W. R.. Corpl.. No. 24425. R.G.A. ; served with the Expeditionary Force 

in France ; killed 2'.t Oct. PM4. 

COLE. WILLIAM GEORGE. Sergt., No. 14412. Machine Gun Corps, eldest s. 
of Edwin Cole, by his wife, Mary. dau. of Edward Rawlings : b. Hopesay. co. 
Salop. 23 May, 1880; educ. Leintwardine. co. Hereford; was a RaiKvay l'a>- 
senger Guard; joined the 8th West Riding Itegt. 4 Nov. 1914; trained at 
(irantham ; proceeded to Alexandria in July, 1915, for office work at tin- <lepot : 
was sent to France with his regiment in July, 1916, being then put on the Staff 
otlice of the then newly-formed Machine Gun Corps, and died in hospital at 
Camiers 20 April, 1917, from pleurisy contracted white on active service. Buried 
in Ktaptes Cemetery. He m. at All Saints', Maidenhead. 12 May, 1903, Janet 
Grace (13, Wellington Street. Skipton), dau. of Job Lewis, and had four daus. : 
Janet Marv. b. 11 April. 1904 ; Eleanor Frances, h. 31 Jan. 1906 ; Hilda Edith. 
b. 2 Dec. 1907, and Muriel Amy, b. 31 May. 1911. 

COLEMAN, EDWARD CHARLES, Lii-ut., 4th East Anglian Brigade. Royal 
Field Artillery, yst. .v. oi E. H. Coleman, of Bexhill ; educ. l)ulwii-li College, and 
Pembroke College. Cambridge ; lu-ld a commission in the Reserve of Officers, 
Royal Field Artiller\ ; \ idunteered for active service on the outbreak of war ; 
went to Egypt, and latir t() Saloniea, and was killed in action 2 April. 1917. 
He was a good albrnutui athlet:-, and played for Essex Countv Cricket Club iu 
1912. He m. Dorothy Gwendolen, dau. of ( ) Petehell. 

COLEMAN, ERIC ARTHL'R FRANK, 2n.l Lieut.. Machine Gun Corps, attd. 
Tank Corjis. .v. of Capt. George Drury Coleman, R.D.C.. of .Manor Cottage. Acle, 
CO. Norfolk, bv his wife. Edith IsabeL dau. of James Evens : b. Cole.shill, co. 
Bucks. ;i Dec. 1886; educ. Brighton, and 
Marlborough College; obtained a commission 
in Jan. 1915; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France "and Fiaiulers. and was killed 
in action at Wieltjc 31 July. 1917. Buried 
iu the track of his tank. His Colonel wrot^' : 
■ He was very keen and inspired every ntember 
of his crew with the same feelings. They would 
have done anything for him. Major Hawkins. 
his Company Commander, is writing you. and 
will give you all such particulars a.s we have ; for 
myself. 1 can only say that we have all lost a 
friend, and the battalion an officer whom we 
rould ill spare — and one whom I cannot re- 
lilace." and one of his men : " I otfer you my 
di-epest sympathy in your sad loss and bereave- 
Mieiit, and so do ail the crew who had the 
pleasure of serving imder such a gentleman 
and hero as Lieut. Coleman was. When 1 
sit and think of this awful tragedy that has 
befallen lis. it makes me ill. a-* 1 lost an officer 
who was a chum to a'l^alwaxs merry and 
bright. ready for any dauaer wLeu duty ealIe<L He n-speited ail and sundry, 
and helped uuuiy in distress; worked hard tor our tomfort and benefit, and I 




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•can assure you every brother officer and man in tin- battalion respected him aud 
would have followed him an\T\'here, as we did, for we had implicit tnii?t and 
overy confidence in such a brave gentleman, who fought game to the last. Al- 
though an officer and I his driver, we shared our confidence in each othi-r, and 
had various views in common. J feel now I have lost a friend who was dear to 
me^ — a hero and a man. We crawled up on the 30th. at night, waiting for 
morning to go over the top to strafe a cunning, cruel foe. Lieut. Coleman and 
seven of us. his crew, slept near each other, waiting for the light of day to bid 
for victory or death. At the given time we went over as merry as sandboys, 
our Governor, as we called him, leading the way. He never seemed to care what 
was falling around us. He just led as like a hero would. We did good work 
too. but it was a hot time and difficult." A brother officer also wrote : " I was 
not actually present when Eric met his death, which you will be glad to know 
must have been instantaneous, and that he cannot have suffered at all. He (\\'<\ 
in the execution of his duty, and that he had perfdrmed always to the satisfaetion 
■of his superior officers. In this, his first Tank itetion. he was working on the left 
of the company ; was first over, and. while advancing to push through the fir--t 
waves of infantry, had led his Tank on foot all tlu; way. Consequently he liad 
reached his objective early on, and was rendering good assistance to the infantry 
who were held up by machine-gun fire at the time, near a strong point at Sjir'-e 
Farm, east of Wieltje. Up till then he had been outside his Tank, leading it 
over very difficult ground — sodden witli rain and aerated by shell fire. When 
summoned to the assistance of the infantry on his right, he got inside and went 
to their help, which he seems to have rendered satisfactorily. Then a shell hit 
the left track, breaking six track jiiates and stop|iing the Tank. He said ; ' What's 
that ? ' got outside to examine, and another shell came, hitting the Tank and 
killing him, and wounding one of the crew. I may say that if all the junior 
■officers in this action liad shown the same devotion to duty and led their Tanks 
forward, the company would have done better even than it did. He always 
worked hard, and could be relied on to execute any duty to the best of his ability." 
He m. at Wakefield, in Aug. 1915. Lilian, dan. of J. Harris, Chief Constable of 
Wakefield. 

■COLEMAN, FRED CREIGHTON, 2nd Lieut., :ird (Reserve) Battn. The Nor- 
folk Regt., only child of J>r. Percy Coleman, of Riemore Lodge, Clacton-on-Sea. by 
his wife, Florence, dau. of James W. Scott ; b. Clacton-on-Sea, co. Essex, 4 Feb. 
1898 : educ. Belvedere, Brighton, and Haileybury College, where he was a 
member of the O.T.C. ; entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in Aiig. 
1915 ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Norfolk Regt. 7 Ai>ri!, lOlG, after which he took 
.;i bombing course, receiving a Brigade Bombing Certificate, and subsequenth 
dieted as Bombing Instructor at Felixstowe : served with the Expeditionary Forei- 
in France and Flanders from 7 March. 1917. and was killed in action between 
Vimy and Avion 23 April following. His Colonel wrote : " I had the very 
highest opinion of your son, and am deeply grieved that he has not been spared 
to meet the reward for the keen, zealous and splendid manner in which he pre- 
pared himself for his duty to his country. He was one of the best lads I hav<^ 
liad under me during the whole of my experience in the training of young officer^. 
Although so young, I cannot say how splendidly he did the special work I gave 
him. We all feel his loss very deeply." and a brother officer : " He was killed 
<\t 5 a.m. whilst gallantly leading his platoon into the German second line. He 
was always cheerful, very brave and very cool, and by his fine example kept his 
men going." He was lond of sport, and while at Haileybury played Rugby for 
his house and won a medal for swinmiing and diving ; unm. 
COLEMAN, G. A., L.-Corpl., No. 7946. 1st Battn. The Lincolnshire llegt. : 
served with tlie Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 23 Sept. 191-1. 
COLEMAN, HERBERT EDWARD EVATT, 2nd Lieut., The Royal Sassex 
Regt.. eldest s. of Fdward Herbert Coleman, of I)e la Warr Road, Bexhill. co. 
Sussex, by his wife. Rachel Lueretia : ft. Soiitliend-on-Sea : educ. Didwich Col- 
lege, and Lincoln College. Oxford ; was called to the Bar in April, 1912 : joined 
the Public School Brigade as a Private on the outbreak of war ; ser\ed witli tli. 
Expeditionary Force in France for about a year ; was given a commissiun. beiim 
•^.zazetted 2ud Lieut, to the Sussex Regt. July. 1916. and was killed in action at 
High Wood, on tlie Somme front. 9 Sept. following : unm. 

COLEMAN, J. M., I>rummer, No. 9585, 1st Battn. The Royal Berkshire Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 
COLEMAN, REGINALD JOHN, L.-Corpl.. 
No. 71482, 4th Section, 3Gth Machine Gun 
Corps. 3rd s. of the late William Coleman. 
.Architect, by his wife. Rosena Harriet (36. 
Trew^bury Road. Sydenham. S.E.), dau. ot 
the late Edwin Jones, of The Poplars, Broad- 
oak. CO. Gloucester: h. Barton Fabis. co. 
Leicester, 29 Jan. 1888 ; educ. Market Bos- 
wortli Grammar School: was a Bank Clerk 
employer! by the London County and West- 
minster Ilank (Winchester Braneli) : enlisted 
It Oct. 1914. in the 23rd Battn. The Royai 
Fusiliers (1st Sportsman's Hattu.): trained at 
Horjichureli ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders : was wounded 
13 June. 1916. and sent to England on sick 
leave: on his recovery returned to France, and 
joined the 36th Machine Gun Corps : was 
killed in action 19 June, 1917, by a shell. 
Curled ;it .Arras ; num. 
Reginald John Coleman. COLES, F. J., Private. No. 11208, 1st Battu. 
The Koyal Welsh Ku-siliers ; served with the 
Expeditionary Foree in Fninee: killed in action 19 Oct. 1914. 
COLES, G., Private, No. 6204. 1st Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt. ; serv.'d witti 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 27 Oct. 1914. 
COLES, J. W., Gunner. No. 77782, 114th Battery. K.F.A. ; served with th.- 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed 20 Sept. 1914. 

COLLARD. B. R.. Gimijer. No. 64373. 41st Battery. R.F.A. : served with 
Tile l-^xpiditHiiiary Foree in France: died of wounds 23 Sept. 1914. 
COLLARD, WILLIAM EDWIN, Bomber. Xo. 762. 1st North Somerset Yeo- 
nianry (T.F.), s. of Edwin Collard. of 6(1. Palmer Street. Weston-super-Man-. 
Accountant, by his wife. Bessie, dau. of William llrewer ; ft. We-.tiiM-snper-Mare. 
■eo. Somerset. 12 July. 1896: educ. British School there: was emp|i>\ed as an 
Outfitter's Assi-stant ; joined the North S(uniT>et Yeomanry 4 Sept. 1914. after 
Til' outbreak of war ; served with the lOxiieditioiiary Force in France and Flanders 
irom 1 Nov. following; took part in the First liattle of Ypre.s, the Itattles of 
Horjge and Neuve Chapelle, the attack on Hill 60. during the Second Battle ol 
Y]ires, and the liattle of Loos : was slightly gassed and buried by a fall of sand- 
bagi while ill a dug-out at Ypres 13 May, 1915. atui was killed in action at the 
Holu-nzollern Redoubt 8 Jan. 1916. by a German hand grenad"-. while on a 
bo nbing expedition. Buried there in Chalk Quarry. Lieut. S, W. Applegate 
wr()te : " A trench mortar missile was fired into the party tliat was working, and 
T -11 close to your son : the explosion killed him instantaneously. Your son wa> 
vvitli me the "whole time I have been out here, and a quieter or more unassuniinLT 
yovH»g man I don't remember. He was one of those who quietly did as he wa- 
'u!f| regardle-is of all consequences, and he had the heart of a lion." f'nm. 




COLLIE, WILLIAM. Private 




William Collie. 



COLLER, E. E., Driver, No. 70518. R.H.A. ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

COLLETT, D., L.-Corpl.. No. 6531, 1st Battn. The Norfolk R«Kt. ; served with 

the Expeditionary Force in France : killed in action 18 Oct. 1914. 

COLLETT, RONALD FREDERICK, Private, Xo. 242.228. 2nd Division 
Machine (iun Corps, attd. 2/6th (Territorial) Battn. The South Staffordshire 
Kegt., eldest s. of Frederick Thomas Collett, of Spon Lane, West Bromwich, 
Bak'T and Confectioner, by his wife, Ada, dau. of Joseph Wickes : ft. West 
Bromwich, 16 Jan. 1896; eduo. Secondary School there; was a Baker and 
lonfeetioner : enlisted 26 Aug. 1916; trained in Ireland, and afterwards .served 
with the Flxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 22 Feb. 1917 : took 
!>art in sevi-ral engagements, and was killed in action at Ypres 29 Sept. following. 
Uuri'-d in liridge House Cemetery Wieltje. north-east of Ypres. His Command- 
iiil; (tt!u-er wrote: " I cjinnot e\pri-ss my high opinion of him in words, as Ids 
work in getting up ammniiititm under such heavy shell fire was wonderful, and 
he did not know what fear was. and was so trustworthy. His comrades all wisli 
me to convey their great sytnpathy to you in your bereavement. The only con- 
-•olatioii he could olfer ns was that he was killed instantaneously as he lay sleeping 
b\- a liursting shell, a piece of which penetrated his brain and heart, so that he 
sulfered no pain wliate\er." i'nm. 

COLLIE, JAMES GORDON, No. 2/1965. Field Artillery. New Zealand Ex- 
l-editionary Force, eldest s. of James Laurie Collie, of Te Kowhai. Ngaruawahia. 
Waikato, New Zealand, by his wife. Margaret, 2nd dau. of William Gray. Fanner ; 
ft. Cambridge, Waikato. 12 May, 1895; educ. District School. Te Kowhai, and 
King's College. .Auckland, New Zealand, and ou leaving there assisted his father 
in Farming: joined G Battery in Hamilton. New Zealand. 1 June, 1915: went 
to Egypt 4 Aug. : was invalided into hospital in Cairo 13 Dec. following, and 
died in the New Zt-aland General Hospital 14 Jan. 1916, of para-typhoid. Buried 
in Cairo Cemetery : num. 

, No. 681712, 75th Battn. Canadian Expeditionary 
Force, eldest s. of Alexander Collie, of Sandy- 
hillock, CO. Banff, by his wife. Jessie, dau. of 
William McKenzie ; ft. Sandyhillock aforesaid, 
17 .Aug. 1877 : educ. Dufftown : went to Canada 
iu March. 1911. and settled at Toronto as a 
Teamster : volunteered for Imperial Service, 
and joined the Canadian Forces in April. 1916 ; 
tame over with the Contingent in Oct. 1916; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from the following I>cc. ; was 
n-ported wounded and missing after the fight- 
ing at Avion, near Lens. 8 June. 1917. and is 
now assumed to have been killed in action on 
or about that date. Capt. A. Ait ken Gray 
wrote : ** 1 always admired Collie very much. 
His actions on that fateful night I shall always 
remember well. The Hun was very nervous, 
and shelled our front line heavily for some 
hours before we went over. Collie was the 
coolest man in the trench, contentedly smoking 
his pipe. His example was most excellent." 
He m. at Motherwell. Aggie {416. Kim: Street 
Fast, Tonmtoi. dan, ol Robert Indaeh. and had seven children : Robert, ft. Sept, 
ntoi : William. t>. Jan. 19(i:'. ; Dnticati. ft. Mav, 1904 ; George, ft. 29 Dec. 1915 ; 
.Mary. ft. Feb. 19l)6 ; Janet, and Llizabeth. 

COLLIER, REGINALD JOHN, 2nd Lieut.. R.F.C., only «• of William Francis 
< oilier, of 123, Hamilton Road, Bangor, co. Down, and of the Northern Linen 
Company. Ltd.. Belfast, by his wife, Marion Frances, dau. of R. Newman Town- 
-< ml. .M.l>.. of On'cnstown, co. Cork : ft. Belfast, 15 Oct. 1898 ; edue. Grammar 
Seliool, Bangor ; was in the Belfast Banking Companv : joined the Kovai Irish 
KitieN 24 Oct. 1916 ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Aug. 1917. and was killed at Yatcsbury, 
» o. Wilts, 12 Fell. 1918, the result of au aeroplane accident. Buried in tlic 
N.w <"liiiri'li\ ;ir<l ^it Hang<^)r : mim- 

COLLINDRIDGE, JACK, Private. No. 8759 
7th (Service) Battn. Seaforth Highlanders 
(Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), 
eldest s. of John CoUindridge. Miner, by his 
wife. Lavinia. dau. of Fred (and Mary) Mor- 
rison : ft. Wombwell, co. York, 13 Nov. 1885 ; 
educ. there : was a Collier : enlisted 1 June, 
1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France from 23 Sept., and died at No. 28 Field 
-Vmbulance 26 Nov. following, from wounds 
received in action at Ypres. He m. at Womb- 
well. 22 July. 1908. Katherine (40. Watli 
Hoatl. Wombwell). dau. of Turner (and Clara) 
liucktrout. and liad two daiLs. : Kathleen, 
//. 29 Dec. 1909. and Mollie. 6. 8 May. 1914. 
COLLINGS, T., Private. No. 8444, The 
Koyal Sussex Regt-.; served with the Expedi- 
lionarv Force in France; died of wounds 2 
.Nov. 1914. 

COLLINS, A., Private. No. 7053, 3rd Battn. 
The Worcestershire Rest. ; served with the 
died of wounds 23 Oct. 1914. 
COLLINS, A. E., Pri\ate. Xo. 6990. 1st Battn. The Dorsetshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionar\ Force in France : died of wounds 17 Oct. 1914. 
COLLINS, ALBERT SHEPHERD, 2ud Lieut.. 5th (Territorial) Battn. The 
Cameronians (Scottish Rifies). s. of John T. Collins, of 45. Clifford Street, Ibrox, 
Glasgow, by his wife, the lale Martha Ann, dau. of tlie late Thomas Shepherd ; 
h. HoIlinwo<Ml. near .Manchi'ster. 9 Jan. 1895 : educ. Bellahouston Academy ; 
was employed on the staff of .Messrs. MacLehose A Co.. Printers, .A,nniesland ; 
joined the rerritorial Force ; was called up on the outbreak of war : ser\ed with 
the Fxpiditionary Force iu France and Flanders from Nov. 1914 : was wounded 
in Feb. 1915. and sent to England on sick leave ; obtained a commission in Jan. 
1916 : returned to France, and took part iu the operations on the Somnie : was 
airain wounded in May. 1917, and was killed in action at Ypres 25 Sept. 1917. 
Iiuried near Ypres. His Commanding Officer wrote; "His work was always 
■jood : he was ijuite fearless, and an example of cheerfulness to us all. .\\i tlie 
time the -hells were falling he was as smiling as ever." Finn. 
COLLINS, ALBERT VICTOR, Prnate. No. 42931, 2 5th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Matiehe>ter Kegt . eldest -v. of John Collins. Bootmaker, by his wife, Eliza, 
dau. of William hradshaw ; ft. Northampton. 22 July. 1870 : educ. Spring Lane 
l:oard School there : was a Bootmaker ; joined the Bedfordshire Regt. 5 March, 
I9I7 ; ser\ed with tin- Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 29 May, 
li-ing transferred to the .Manchester Regt., and was killed in action at Y^pres 
7 Get, lollowing. Buried near Ypres. His Cnmnianding ottieer wrote that he 
was a liieai loss to the company. He in. at Norrbampton. 5 May. 1900. .\nnie 




Jack CoUindridge. 

Expeditionary Force in France : 



(19. L; 



Street, .Norlbainptonl. dau. of William Br<»wn. and had six 



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Lionel D. K. Collins. 



childn-n : AlhiTt Victor, b. 27 JIarch. 1904 ; Ernest ('liarli'S. b. 23 I'cb. I'JOO ; 
•lolin, *. 2(i -Nov. I'.IOT ; William, b. 13 June, 1912; Lily, b. 29 Dec. 1901, and 
.\nnii', b. 11* .March, 1910. 

COLLINS, H., l»rivatc. No. 8721. 2n(l liattn. The Royal Warwickshire Kegt. ; 
s..r\'-d with the F^xijeditionary I'oree in France; died 3 Nov. 1914. 
COLLINS, H., Private, Xo. 10249, I'lie Royal Fusiliers ; scrvi'd with tile Kx- 
peditioiiary Force in France ; killed in action 15 Sept. 1914. 
COLLINS, H.*E., Sapper, No. 15477, 11. E. ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; died of wounds 1914. 

COLLINS, J., l,.-('orpl.. No. 108(1(1. 2nd liattn. The Royal Irish Regt. ; served 
with the Kxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 15 Oct. 1914. 
COLLINS, J., Private. No. 9241. The Durham Light Int'antry : served with 
the Expeditionary Force in l'"rance ; died of wounds 29 Sept. 1914. 
COLLINS, J. A., I..-l'orpl.. No. 7311. The Wilt--hirc Regt.; served with the 
Kxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 2(1 Sept. 1914. 
COLLINS, LIONEL DRUMMOND KYRLE, 2nd l.ieut.. :ird (Reserve), attd. 
13th (Service). Rattn. The Royal Scots (Lothian Keu't.), 2nd .f. of the late Lioiu-I 
ijealc K\rlc Collins Solicitor (rf. (Jorixetown. l)enierara. British Guiana, 28 May, 
1894). hv his wife, l.ailic Reed. vst. dau. of the 

late Thonuis Colchiimh Watsnu. of CliU Hoiuse, 

Dovcrcourt; fi. (ieDru'ctowd alorcsaid, 21 Aii!.l. 
1,H93 ; educ. FrarMlinuliain Ciilleije, CO. Suilolk, 
where he was a t'olour-Scrgt. in the O.T.C ; 
.iitrred the Stock Exchange as a Clerk in 
Messrs. Wilkinson's otlicc in 1912 ; volunteered 
lor foreign service, and joined the Old Public 
sehtpols and Universities C'orjis (18th Fusiliers) 
in Sept. 1914. after the outbreak of war, quickly 
.ittaiuiiiL' tile rank of Sergt. -Instructor : was 
reeniiirrieiided l»v liis ColoucI for a commissioii 
111 111.' ;;ril lioyai Scots, and gazetted 2nd Lieut. 
12 Ma\. 1915 : went to F'rance in the following 
(let, ; was olfi-red the jjost of Bombing Instructor 
to the lirieade. but preferred to remain with 
his hatlalioii as liattn. Hombing Officer; was 
ii|iiirted missing alter the German attack on 
the llnlieiizollern Rcdoubt 12 May. 1916. when 
the Colonel and nuist of the senior otlieers 
were either killed or wounded, and a week 
aftiTwards his body was found at the entrance 
to a eonininnication trench leading to a trench held by the enemy, his servant 
lying beside him. Buried at Vermelles. Lord Henry Scott. Colonel of the 18th 
Battalion Royal F'nsiliei's, wrote : " He was with my battalion for many montlis. 
and I had a very high opinion of him ; in fact. 1 olfcred him a commission in 
the battalion. . . . He did his duty for his country and died a noble death. 
He secured the love of all those in the 18th F'nsilicrs who knew him, and from 
what I could hear he was equally beloved when with the Royal Scots. ... I 
thought you might like to know the feeling w(! had for him in his old regiment," 
and a brother officer in the lioyai Scots : " Vour son came out at the beginning 
of Oct. to the 13th Royal Scots (attached from the 3rd), with whom I then was. 
and continued to be till Nov. During that time 1 saw quite a lot of him, and 
found him a mo.st charming fellow-otticcr. He was only with us six weeks, when 
I was invalided ; but by tlien it was recognized on all hands that the battalion 
had had few so popular or conscientiously loyal officers." The senior partner 
in Messrs. Wilkinson's also wrote ; " 1 am writing on behalf of us all. . . . We 
have felt great pride in your son's gallant conduct and excellent progress at the 
front, of which we hav-e frequently heard. His work while with us was full of 
promise for a successful business career, and we have missed him sadly since he 
left this place to fight for his country. Later on, will you let us have a jihoto of 
him to hang in a place of honour in the office 'f " While at Framliueliain ( ollege 
he was senior prefect : won his colours in cricket an<i football, and obtained 
medal and certificate for life-saving in swimming ; itnm. 

COLLINS, T., Bandsman, No. 7182, The Cameron Highlanders; served with 
the Exjieditionary Force in France ; died of woimds 7 Nov. 1914. 
COLLINS, W., Private, No. 9865. 2nd Battn. The Bedfordshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 5 Nov. 1914. 
COLLINS, W. A., Private, No. 7362. 1st Battn. The Shropshire Light Infantry ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 25 Oct. 1914. 

COLLINS, W. C, Private. No. 8805, 1st liattn. The Connaught Rangers ; 
served with the F^xpeditionary Force in F'rance ; died of wounds 6 Nov. 1014. 

COLLINSON, J., Private, No. 6274, 1st Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in F'rance ; killed in action 24 .\ug. 1914. 
COLLIS, J., Private, No. 10778, The Sherwood Foresters; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killi-d in action 22 Sept. 1914. 
COLLISSON, EVELYN ERNEST ARNOLD, 2nd Lieut., attd. 2nd Battn. 
The Bedfordshire Regt.. onlv .«. of the Rev. I'honias Collisson. Rector of Graven- 
hur>t. -\iii|itliill. CO. Bedfor(i, by his wife. Florence, dau. of William Grogan. of 
Queen's Gate, S.W. : 6. The Vicarage. Hayncs. Bedford. 19 July. 1893 ; educ. 
Hoxgrove School, (juildford, and ,\ldeuham School, co, Herts (Junior Piatt 
Scholarshiy>) : during his five years at Aldenham he won prizes for Cla.sslcs. 
History and Sports, and other honours, and was stated by his house master to 
have " achieved the greatest distinction possible at a public school ; '* a Leaving 
Exhibition for the University was offered him, but he preferred to enter into 
business, and joined the firm of (;ibbs it Sons. 22. Bishopsgate. E.C., who sent 
luni to Valiiaraiso, Chile, On the outbreak of war In- volunteered for service, 
and went across the Andes to Buenos Aires as the German Fleet was in the 
Valparaiso roads; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 13 F'eb. 1915. to the Bedfordshire 
Training Depot at Ampthill, and from there went to France : killed in action 
23 Feb. 1916, at 12.15 p.m., on the Somme front. Buried at Mericourt. His 
Commanding Officer wrote to his father ; " Your son was so pojiular in the 
regiment, and was one of the best olficers I had. I cannot speak too highly of 
him, and f know it is a great blow to all his brother officers. He did his duty 
always splendidly." A memorial service was held in St. Giles* Church, Graven- 
hurst : intm. 

COLLMAN, ALBERT GEORGE, Private. No. 17144, 1st Battn. (50th Foot) 
The (Queen's Own (Roval West Kent Regt.), s. of Albert George Collman ; b. 
Marylebone, 4 Feb. 1877 ; educ. Emanuel Schools there ; enlisted 29 July, 1916 ; 
ser\ed with The Exjieditionary Force in F'rance and Flanders, and died at No. (» 
Casualtv Clearing Station lo' April. 1917. from woiuids received in action at 
Vimy liidge. He m. at Marylebone, 26 Feb. 1899. Daisy (3. Prospect Place, 
Eastern Esplanade. Southenil). dau. of John Jaquest, of Marylebone and 
Southend, and had four sons : Albert John, b. 24 July, 1900 ; Frederick Patrick. 
(■, 21 Dec, 1901 ; Eichard Leonard, b. 1911, and .irtliur Henry George, b. 23 Sept. 
1916. 

COLQUHOUN, FREDERICK GIBSON, Lieut., 72nd Battn. (Seaforth High- 
landers), Canadian Expeditionary Force, 2nd s. of the lat^ Frederick Colquhoun. 
of Ontario. Barrister, by his wifej Joanna Liddclla, dau. of the late James Gibson. 



of Spring Valley, Kitcheuer, Canada, and of Tofteombs, Biggar, co, Lanark ; 
b. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 4 Sept, 1880 ; educ. there and Kitchener aforesaid ; 
was a Broker; obtained a commission as l,ieut. in the Seaforth Highlanders,. 
Cana<lian Hxpeditionary F'orce. in Sept. 1915 ; came over with the 4th Contin- 
gent in Mav, 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from 12 Aug. following ; took part in the fighting on the Somme, where for two 
months he acted as Temp. ('apt., and was killed in action at Vimy Ridge 1 Marcli, 
1917. Buried at Villeis^-au-Bois. His Colonel wrote: "I cannot attempt to. 
tell you our feelings. F'rcd was one of the most beautiful characters in the 
rcgiiiu'nt, and his unselfish and gallant conduct at all times had marked him 
out ius one on whom every one instinctively relied and looked to for comfort in 
troubles and leadership in action," and his Major ; " No otficcr iit the battalion 
had the contldence and love of both olficers and men to such a degree as Fred. 
He was a man whom to know was to respect. Fred's i»Iaee among ns can never 
be filled, and his example of courage and unfailing cheerfulness undt^r all c-on- 
ditions will be an im-entive to us to try to be more like him." .\uofher ofiicer 
wrote: " Colqidioun was fearless to a degree, and died the death of an hero, 
which he c<'rtainly was." He was mentioned in Despatches [ London (iazette. 
1 June, 1917] by'F,M.Sir Douglas Haig, for gallant and distinguished conduct 
in the Held ; mini. 

COLTART, R., Private, No. 7972. The Seaforth Highlanders ; served with the 
ICx|ieditioilary F'orce in France ; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 

COLVILL, GEORGE CHAIGNEAU, Ca|.t.. South Irish Horse, 2nd s. of 
Robert Fri'diTick Steuart Colvill, of Coolock House, co. liublin. Governor of 
the Bank of Ireland, by his wife. Sophia, dau. of George Maeouehy. of Ratlimore. 
CO. Longford; b. Killester .\bbey, Artanc, co. Dublin. 31 Jan. 1894: eilue. Mr. 
Buckland's. Laleham. Winchester, and at New College, Oxford ; gazetted 2iid 
Lieut, 15 Aug. 1914; iiromoted Lieut. 20 Oct. 1915; ami ('apt. 2(i Oct. 1916; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and I'laiiders from Dee. 1915, 
ami was killed in action at Bullecourt :i0 Nov. 1917. Buried at Croiselles ; iiinii. 
COMBE, GEORGE HENRY RICHARD, 2nd Lieut.. 7th (Service) Battn. 
The Rifie Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), only s. of Richard Combe, J. P. for 
Surrey, by his wife, Constance .\ugusta. 2nd dau. of the 3rd Marquis Conynham ; 
h. Loridoii, 4 .\ug, 1889 ; educ, Mr, Bull's School. Westgatc-on-Sca ; Eton, and 
Christ Church, Oxford ; came home from Canada shortly before the war broke 
out. and enlisted in .\ug. 1914, in the Fife and Forfar Veomanry ; obtained a 
commission the following Dec. : served with the Expeditionary F'orce in F'rance 
and Flanders from July, 1915. and died 15 Sept. 1916. from wounds received in 
the advance between Delvillc Wood and Flers. Buried near the "Switch 
Trench." Unm. 

COMER, T., L,-Corpl., No. 9227. 2nd Battn. Tin- .Manchester Regt. ; Served 
with the Expeditionary F'orce in France ; killed 26 ,\ug. 1914. 

COMERY, W., Private. No. 6349. 1st Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed iu action 26 Oct. 1914.^ 
COMPER, G. E., CorpL, No. 10139, The Duke of We]lire.;tou's Regt. ; served 
witli the i'lxiieditionary F'orce in F'rance; killed 24 .\ug. 1914. 
COMPTON, CHARLES VICTOR, Private, No. 246G3, A Coy.. 7th (Service) 
Battn. The (Jiieen's Own (Roval West Kent Regt.). s. of Henry James Compton, 
by his wife, lilizabeth ; b. Walworth. 19 June, 1887; educ. Faraday Strei-f 
Council School ; was a Van Salesman ; enlisted 11 .Inly. 1916 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1 Jan. 1917, and was killed 
in action at jiapaume 14 Fell, following. Buried in Stump Road Cemetery, five 
miles north-north-east of Albert. He m, at Brixton. 2(1 Dec. 1908, ICthel .Maud 
(47. Hunts|iill Street. Tooting. S.W.). dau. of William Hose, and had tw(> 
children : l.e.lie Charles, 6. 23 July. 1911, and Elsie .Maud. b. 26 Jan. 191(1. 
CONDI, ALL.\N GEORGE, 2nd Lieut.. 5th (Territorial) Battn The Border 
Regt., oidv .N'. of till- late F'rederick Condi, of Loudon and Corfu, Greece, by 
his wife, Fi'dith (11. .Muleaster Crescent, Carlisle), dau. of the late Thouuis Henry 
Allan, of Madras ; b. Eddington. co. Kent, 17 Aug. 1896 : educ. St. Bees School ; 
gazetted 2nd Lieut. 7 Sejit. 1915: served with the Exin^ditionary Force in 
France, and was killed in action near Eaucourt L'Abbaye, 1 Oct. 1916, during the 
fighting on the Somme. His Commanding Officer wrote: "He was gallantly 
leading his men in an attack on the German trenches, and, as far as I have been 
able to ascertain, he was killed outright." Viim. 

CONLEY, A. T., Private, No. 8359, 2nd Battn. The Oxfordshire and Buckhig- 
lianishire Light Infantry: served with the .Expeditionary F'orce in F'rance; 
killi'd in action 19 Sept. 1914. 

CONN, EDWARD REGINALD, Private, No. 33009. 3rd (Reserve) Battn. 
The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry), eldest ». of .\lfred Conn, of Newtown, 
Ledbury, Painter, by his wife. Hannah, dau. of the late .Vlfred Burrow : d. 
Worcester, 26 June, 1898 ; educ. Ledbury Council School : was an Under Butler ; 
enlisted 26 F'eb. 1917 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France frrun 
9 .\ug., and was killed in action 4 Sept. following. Buried in thi' Southern 
Cemetery, Calais ; wwm. 

CONNEFF, JOHN, Private. No. 266300. 2 Bth (Territorial) Battn. The 
Gloucestershire Regt.. 2nd ». of the late John Connelf. by his wife, .\largari-t 
(53, Farfleld Terrace, Bradford) ; b. Dublin, 29 Nov. 1875 ; educ. there ; -erved 
in the South African War 1899-1902 {Queen's .Medal) : enlisted in .May, 1915 ; 
served with the lOxpeditionary Force in France and F'landers from May, 1916. aiuL 
was killed in action near Ypr'es 24 Aug. 1917. by a shell, as he was being carried 
out of action wounded. Buried near F'ortuin ; fiitm. 

CONNELL, C, Private. .\o. 9555. 1st Battn. The Connaught Rangers; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 2 Nov. 1914. 
CONNELL, J., Private. No. 11546. 1st Battn. The King's (Liverpool Regt.);. 
served with the Expeditionary Force iu France ; killed in .■iction 20 Sept. 1914. 
CONNOLLY, J., L.-Cor|il.. No. 5692, 2nd Battn. Tlu' Royal Irish Rilles ; 
served with the Exiieditionary F'orce in F'r.ance ; killed iu action '2(1 Sept. 1914. 
CONNOLLY, J. W., Private. No. 10112, 1st Battn. The Cheshire Regt. : s.-rvi-d 
with the i:x|>editionary Force in France; died of wounds :!0 Oct. 1914. 
CONNOR, C, Private. No. 7504, 1st Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light 
Infantrv ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France : killeil in netion 
9 Sept. 1914. 

CONNOR, J., Privatj', No. 4716. 1st Battn. The Royal Irish Fusiliers ; served 
with the ICxjieilitiouary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Oct. 1914. 
CONNOR, M., Private. No. 692, 1st Battn. The Northunibcrland Fusiliers; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed iu action 9 Sept. 1914. 
CONNOR, P., L.-Sergt., No. 706. The Irish Guards ; served with the F;xpedi- 
tionary Force in F'rance ; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 

CONNOR, P., Private. No. 6795, 2nd Battn. The Connaught Rangers ; served 
with the Exiieditionary F'orce in F'rance ; killed in action 2 Nov. 1914. 
CONNOR, T., Gunner. No. 71494. 30th Brigade. R.F.A. ; served with tla- 
Expeditionary F'orce in F'rance ; died of wounds 21 Sept. 1914. 
CONNOR, T., Gunner, No. 28701, R.F..\. ; served with the Kxpeditionary 
Force iu France ; killed in action 4 Oct. 1914. 



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CONSTABLE, DOL'GLAS OLIPHANT, MA., Lieut.. 4th Battn. limmdjcr 
<;uard?;. 8, of George Witliain Countable. J. P., F.S.I.. of Traquair Estate Office. 
Innerleithen, by his mfe, Dora, only dau. of the late Rev. I), Macalist^r. of 
-Stickel and Hume, co. Roxburgh ; h. Olencraig House, co. Fife. 1 Feb. 1890 ; 
vduc. St. Mary's Proprietary .School. M-lrose, and Edinburgh University ; prior 
to the war was engaged in the PiiMi^hiiii: House of T. A. Fouiis. of London and 
Edinburgh; joined the Inns of Court Utticers' Training Corps 1 Feb. 1915; 
obtiiined a oommission the following Oct. ; went to France 29 Dec, and was 
killed in action instantaneously, whilst leading liis men, on the Somme front, 
:i5 St-pt. 1910. Buried on the battlefield. His Colonel WTote : " He was one of 
my vi-ry best otficers." Cnm. 

CONSTABLE, T., L.-Corpl„ No. 7640, 1st Battn. The Dorset-shire Rcgt. : 
>?rrved with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed 26 Oct. 1914. 

CONWAY, C, Private. No. 10742, 1st Battn. The East Siu-rey Kegt. ; serv.'d 
\vith the E.\peditionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 

CONWAY, J., Private. No. 10300, The Royal InniskiUing Fusiliers; served 
with tlie E.xjteditionary Force in France ; died of tetanus 1 Nov. 1914. 

COOK. ALBERT BENJAMIN. Private, No. 21057, 1st Battn. (50th Foot) 
The (^leen's Own (Kojai West Kent Regt.), s. of James Cook, of 211, Alma Road. 
Ponders End, co. iliddlese.\. by his wife, Clara ; 6. East Slailing. co. Kent, 20 
May. 1881 ; cdue. Brunswick House School, Maidstone ; was a Knifeman at 
William Whiteley's, (Juoen'.s Road, W. ; enlisted 12 Nov. 1915 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in P'rance and Flanders, and was killed in action 7 Feb. 
1917. Buried in the Gorre British Cemetery, two and a hall' miles east of 
Bethune ; unm. 

COOK, C, Private, No. 7942, 1st Battn. The Royal Berkshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 2 Nov. 1914. 

COOK, CYRIL RAMSAY, 2nd Lieut., 9th (Ser\ice) Battn. The Sherwood 
Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt.), eldest s. of Frank Cook, of 
Endcliffe. Cat'-rliarn Valh-y, co. Surrey, by hi> wif<-. Sybil, dau. of the late Hugh 
Francis Ram-^;iy. ni Hankow, China ;*6. Upp.T Warliiiuham. co. Surrey, 10 Feb. 
1898 : edue. ^MarllturuUiih College ; was a nieinbrr ni the Nottingham University 
O.T.C.. and later underwent training at Christ's *_'oll>^tjr, Cambridge; obtained a 
commission in Feb. 1917 : was sent to Sundorland to tlie 4th (Territorial) Battn. 
>>herwood Foresters; served with the Exprditioiiary Force in France and 
Flanders, and was killed in action at Messines 9 June, 1917. Buried there. His 
Commanding Officer wrote : " I am told by his Company Commander that death 
was instantaneous. He had only been a short time with the battalion, hut had 
made his mark, and was a splendid officer, who had the entin- conlitiniee and 
trust of his men. As his Commanding Officer. I had the very luL'li''-.t npinion of . 
him. and he is a sad loss to as. He was buried close to where hv \va,s kiii'd. and 
his grave has been marked and the exact locality sent on to the Graves' Registra- 
tion Office. . . . Your son struck me as being" the exact type of what a young 
officer should be, and his company commander was full of his praises to me in 
the recent operations," and a brother officer ; " I should like to tell you that in 
spit*" of the short time your son was with us, he was extremely popular, and when 
it came to the actual'work in action, I can assure you, his coolness and the 
thoroughness of his work was, in one of so little exiierience, utterly phenomenal. 
He only came to my company on the day lie w.iit up to the line, tlirough one of 
my officers being suddenly sent for to join the Flying <_'orps, but he lost no time 
III getting a thorough grip of his N.C.O.'s and men. There was one very extra- 
ordinary incident in connection with his death. He was in the front line, talking 
to his platoon sergeant ; as far as I remember, at about 1 a.m.. when he was 
hit by a piee.- of shell and instantaneously killed. His sergeant, who had already 
won the Military Mrdal lor sallutitry early in the war, pounced on him imme- 
diately, took his revol\<r otf hini, and shouting something about ' I'll avenge 

you. sir. I'll kill some " was away over the parai>et bt^fore anyone could 

stop him. Of course, nobody expect^^-d to see him again, but he returned in about 
an hour's time with an empty revolver and obviously quit* mad." His Chaplain 
wrot« : " The moment he joined he leaj»t straight into our hearts. We all knew 
we iiad a good boy, and he immediately took his place in all fun and gaiety. 
He was so full of life and enjo>-ment, and with it alt so thoroughly good and clean 
and wholesome. ... He was" extraordinarily popular, and we shall greatly miss 
his cheerfulness and good looks." Cnm. 

COOK, E., Private, No. 11918. 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 1 Sept. 1914. 

COOK, G., Private. No. 7084. 1st Battn. The Hampshire Regt.; served with 

the Expeditionary P'orce in France ; died of wounds 5 Nov. 1914. 

COOK. H., Corpl.. No. 6246. 1st Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt. ; served with 

the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 7 Oct. 1914. 

COOK, H.. Private, No. 9871. 2nd Battn. The Oxfordshire and Buckingham- 
shire Light Infantrv ; s<'rved with the Expeditionarv Force in France ; died 
of wounds 11 Oct. 1914. 

COOK, J., Private. No. 8161, 1st Battn. The South Wales Borderers ; served 
with the Expeditionary I'orce in France ; killed 26 Sept. 1914. 

COOK, J., Private-. No. 6923, 1st Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt. : served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 19 Sept. 1914. 

COOK, PERCY, Private, No. 1432, 18th (Service) Battn. The Durham Light 

Infantry, yst. s. of George Cook, of Thornley. co. Durham, by his wife, Annie, 
dau. of John Peel ; b. Thornley, 15 March. 1895 ; educ. Council School there ; 
Secondary School. Hartlepool, and the Training College for Teachers at West- 
minster, where he obtained liis certificate ; vohmteered and enlisted 3 April, 
1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 8 April, 
1916, and was killed in action on the Somme 27 July following ; uniti. 

COOK, S., Private-. No. 6407, 2nd Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. .^ 

COOK, W., Private. No. 8760. 2nd Battn. The Manchester Regt. ; served with 

tlie Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914. 

COOK, W. J., Private, No. 7720. 2nd Battn. The South Lancashire Regt. ; 
«ervi-d with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 28 Sept. 1914. 

ervcd 

i 

COOKE, EDWARD RALPH, Private. No. 9281, 2nd Battn. Honourable 

Artillery Coy. (T.F.), only *-. of Alfred Edward Cooke. Member of the London 
Stock Exchange, by his wife. Eliza (Lilie). dau. of Thomas Watson; b. Wimble- 
don. S.W., 16 March, 1879 ; educ. Whitgift ; wiis on the Stock Exchange : 
enlisted 30 Oct. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 13 Jan. 1917. and was killed in action at Esteourt 31 March 
following. Buried there. He m. at Carshalton, 14 Feb. 1915, Kathleen, dau. of 
.Andrew Twitchin, and had a son, Peter Frere, 6. 18 Dec. 1915. 



COOKE, E. R., Private. No. 9411. 1st Battn. The Leicestershire Regt. ; 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 25 Oct. 1914. 




Hans Hendrick A. Cooke. 



COOKE. HANS HENDRICK ANTHONY. Capt . 2nd Battn. (94th Foot) 
The Connaught Raugers. attd. to the Nigerian Brigade, eldest *. of the Rev. 
Edward Alexander Cooke, M.A.. Vicar of St. Paul's. Brentford, by his wife] 
Amy Plorenee. dau. of C. F. Johastone. Deputy 
Inspector-General of Hospitals; ft. Coniragli 
eo. Waterford, 24 May, 1884; cdue. Leatlier- 
head School; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Connaught 
Rangers from the Special Reserve 25 liec. 
r.t09 ; promoted Lieut. 23 Aug. 1911. and 
(apt. 29 April, 1915; was attached to the 
West African Frontier Force 23 Oct. 1912; 
w.nt to West Africa in 1913, where he com- 
numded a detachment in a punitive expedition 
in Bt-nin district; subsequently .servi-d in the 
r;<rii.roons Campaign, and took j)art iu the 
li-zhtins at Garua. Mora, Tibate and Banyo ; 
ntiirri'd to England on leave in April, 19*16 ■ 
n <rjvi-d orders in Sept. to rejoin the Nigerian 
liri'jadf en route for German East Africa, and 
ua- killid in action at Ngwembc 24 Jan. 1917, 
wliilr lia.ling his men. His Colonel wrote: 
■■ Hr was killed iastantaneoiL'ily in his brave 
effort to get Major Gardner (who was wounded) 
away out of fire, after having most bravely- 
led his company to the attack on a strong 
Gernian position. We all feel his loss very keenly, as he was such a fine ctiap 
and a splendid officer. Your gallant son was buried by the Germans with, I 
believe, military honours, as they wrote in and reported of your son and other 
officers." An otticer who served imder him also wrot^- : " I joined him on 23 Jan., 
and we marcited out next morning for a reconnaissance in force — tliree companies : 
one for the attack, one escort for guns, and one for liaggage. We came into 
touch with the Germans ten miles out, and whilst one held them on the front, 
your son's company and another made a wide flanking movement and took the 
first position, capturing two machine guns. On going forward we were hea\ilv 
counter-attacked, and your son sent me otf to the left flank to try to get them 
in the rear. That was the last I saw of him. He was mortally wounded trying 
to get Major (Jardner, who was wounded, out of fire, so lost his life in a very 
gallant manner. His loss is felt greatly by us all, as so many of us were brother 
officers in the Cameroons," and an oflicer wlio served in another company wTote : 
" He and his company did most awfully well in the attack. He cut up the 
Germans and took a couple of machine guns, when they were counter-attacked 
by a superior force." While at school he captained the Cricket XI. for two 
years : also, later, played for Cambridgeshire, and was well known in his regiment 
as a keen footballer ; unm. 

COOMBE, WILFRED, Wireless Operator, Roya! Garrison Artillery, only s. 
of William Coombe, of 8, High Street, Erdington, co. Warwick, bv his wife, Julia 
Elizabeth, dau. of S. Webb ; b. Erdington aforesaid. 24 Feb. 1893 ; educ. 
Council School tiiere ; was a Printer; enlisted 10 Oct. 1916; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 24 May. 1917, and died at La 
Panne 11 July following, from wounds received in action at the Battle of the 
Dunes. Buried in the Coxyde Cemetery, Belgium ; i<nm. 

COOMBE, WILLIAM JOHN, 2nd Lieut.. 7th (Service) Battn. The Duke of 
Cornwall's Light Infantry, eldest y. of Edwin Thomas Coombe. of Havle. Corn- 
wall, Builder, by his wifi-. Mary Ann, dau. of John Harry ; b. Hayle. 6 June, 1881 ; 
educ. National School, Phillack, near Hayle: joined the 1st Volunteer Battn! 
of the Duke of Cornwairs Light Infantry as Bugler 12 March. 1897 ; took a" 
very keen interest in shooting, and was in possession of many valuable cups 
and prizes. Became elficient in signalling, taking Army courses at Aldershot 
and Weymouth, passing final examinations with honours. On the outbrt-ak of 
war went to Newcastle with his battalion ; gazetted Temp. 2nd Lieut, to the 
8th (Service) Battn. lU April. 1915; served with the Expeditionarv Force in 
France and Flanders from 24 May, 1916, when he joined tlie 7th Battn. as Sig- 
nalling Olticer ; was present in several engagements on the Somme. and was 
killed in action at Gueudeennrt 1 Oct. following. Buried 700 yards from that 
village. His Commamiing Oflicer WTote : " He was killed by a shell whilst nobly 
doing his duty, during the flghting of 1 Oct. 1916. H*; was" connecting the posts 
of some newly-won ground by telephone wire when he fell." He m. at the Parish 
Church. Redruth. 21 Oct. 19<19, Clara, yst. dau. of the late Richard Martin Kent, 
of Albany Koad, Redruth, and liad a dau., Doris Mary, ft. 15 Nov. 1910. 

COOMER, J., Private, No. 817, 9th Lancers ; served with the Expeditionary 

Force in France ; died of wounds 1914. 

COOPER, C. Private, No. 8035, 1st Battn. The King's (Liverpool Regt.); 
servid with the Expeditionary Force in France : killed in action 14-15 Sept. 1914. 

COOPER. C. E., Private. No. 7879, The Wiltslure Regt.; ser\ed with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Oct. 1914. 
COOPER, CECIL CHARLES, MM, Private, No. 40627, 4th (Extra Reserve) 
Battn. The Bedfordshire Regt.. eldest «. of James Cooper, of Asylum Koad, 
Stoftold, CO. Beds, by his wife. Alice, dau. of G. Roberts ; b. Stotfoid aforesaid, 
27 Oct. 1896; educ. there; was a Sheet Metal Worker; enlisted 13 Feb. 1917 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following 
May. and was killed in action at Gouzeaucourt 22 Dec. 1917. Buried between 
Gouzeaucourt and Cambrai. The Commanding Otficer wrote : " Your son was 
untiring in getting aid to one of my wounded officers, and exposed himself con- 
tinuallv to ritle and artillerv fire." He was awarded the Militarv Medal for 
bravery in the field on 30 Oct. 1917. 

COOPER, CHARLES WILLIAM, Sergt., No. 304. 1st South African Rifles, 
*-. of Francis Knowles Cooper, of 30. Wake 
Road. Sheffield, Lithographic l*rinter, bv his 
wife. Emily, dau. of Geon[e Holmes, of Sheffield ; 
ft. Stockton-on-Tees. 13 June. 1879 ■ educ. St. 
Barnabas' Schot)ls, Shetticid ; was a Letter- 
press Printer ; served in the South African 
War 189i)-1902 with Baden-Powell's South 
African Constabulary {Queen's Medal and 
three clasps); on the conclusion of the war 
settled in Salisbury, Rhotlesia. employed by 
the Argus Printing A- Publishing Company'; 
enlisted in June. 1916 ; served with the 
East African Expeditionary Force in East 
Africa, and was killed in action at Mtulila 
27 July, 1917. Buried there. His Command- 
ing Oflicer wrote : " It is with extreme regret 
I have to report the death of Sergt. Cooper; 
he hacl lirought his gun into action against a 
stroni: (M-rman position, and while fighting his 
gun splendidly under heavy Maxim and rifle 
fire. lie was killed instantaneously. His native 
gunners, although terribly distressed at his 
death, followed his fine example and kept the gun going during a very hot fight. 
As a Machine Gun Oflicer of the battalion to which he was attached, I deeply 




Charles William Cooper. 



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Corin H. B. Cooper. 



n-yrcl lo-^iiiy si> ciipahlf a i^'ini coinniandt-r," ami anotln-r olliitcr : "" 1 am writiriw 
to rxprf?''^ on lii-liall of all wlio Iiavf st*rvod with liiiii niir dci-p svinpatliy. Hv 
was hiulily tti<nii.'ht of l>y us all." lie m. at Salishury, Khodi'shii C Nov. 1901». 
Kditli. dan. oi ( ) Hixsoii, ol Sittiimbourni-. ro. Kent, and Imd thrct- children; 
(•.hjirl(«i Kraiiris Hixson, ft. 1 .March, l'H(> ; Winnifrctl Patriria. 6. 21 Oct. 19rJ, 
and Kciith Kniily. h. 7 Sept. liUl. 

COOPER. CORIN HENRY BENEDICT, Lieut.. 178tli /.Miiiiim) Coy.. Koyal 
Kn<.'iiM'«ni. n. of the Hcv. Sydney Cooper, of 
I'pper Hevl'onJ. near Haiil)urv. and Rural iJeaii 
of JJir.ste'r. hy his wife. Kditli. dau. of Michael 
Heriiy WJIIianis, of I'mrahniek. Truro ; b. 
CiniH ester. 24 .Vjuil. 181)2 : ed\i<-. King's 
('ollt'};c. Taunton, and .MeiJill Collcjj;e, Mon- 
treal, where lie took the deirrees of li.Se. and 
M.S(;. in Applied Science. .sju-cializinu in (ieolo^y. 
and afterwards acting as a Demonstrator under 
I'rofessoi-s Adams and Jiancroft. On the out- 
break of war he was enj^tayed on work in the 
"jl-lirlds in the Rockies; returned home imme- 
(liat.lv: enlisted in tlic I'ublic Schools IJattn. 
of th- Royal l-'usilici-s 1 Oct. UU4 ; obtained a 
commission in Dec, 1914 iu the 15tli Hattn. 
Tlic Kind's (Liverpool Rej^t.) ; served with the 
ICxpeditionary Force in France an<l l-'landers 
from Aug. 1915; volunteered for tunnelliuji 
work, and was attached to tlir Koyal ICuyineers. 
and died at Ktaplcs 2l) Nov. 191f», of wounds 
received near LouKueval 1 Oct. lUiried at 
Ktaplcs. His Commanding Olticer wrote : 
■■ He was respousiblf for '/eltini; the roacis for '.;nns and transport throut;h into 
Krieourt at thf <'arM«vt p(»s-^il)lr monu-nt. The >ue(.rss of tin- opirations dejiendcd 
largely on this, and tin- inaiinitiemt way lie carried it out and the splendid example 
he set his men w(Hi praise from everyone concerned, and rellected much credit 
on the ciunpany. Mo^t of the work was carried out undi'r hr-avy shell tire, an<i 
it was solely du<- to the det.iTminatioii and hitih example of your sou that tlie 
men wen- able to < arry it out so successfully." Th/h. 

COOPER, CYRIL ASHLEY, 2nd Lieut., Uth (Service) IJattn. The Kast York- 
shire Kct;t., att(i. Uoyal Klyint; Corps, eldest s. of Ashley Cooper, of Ehn Park 
Road, Wiuehmon- Hilt. N.. Accountant, by his wife, Henrietta, dau. of Ucnjamin 
Sharp; h. Wist Crecn. London. N.. I'.i Feb. 1893; educ. Owen's School, Isling- 
ton, N. ; enlisted in the .\rmy Service Corps 14 .Auu. 1914; served with thti 
Kxpidiriouary I-'orce in l-'rance and Flanders ; obtained a commission :5 April. 
liii:., while in l-'rance ; returned to Enjiland ; tran-^ferred to the Koyal Flyini: 
Corps 24 Any. 1910; obtained his winys 14 April, 1917, and was killed in an 
aeroplane accident at Turnhcrry. co. Ayr. 29 June foUowinii, Buried in Uooiii- 
Cemetery, Girvan. At the time of tlie accident he was acting as Instructor in 
(Tinmery ; unni. 

COOPER, D., Private, No. 9599, 1st Battn. The Black Watcli ; served with th.- 
Kxpeditionary Force iu France; killed in action 29 Oct. 1014. 
COOPER, G., L.-Sergt., No. 710, 16th Lancers ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in l-'rance ; killed in action 12 Oct. 1914. 

COOPER, G., Private, No. 12753. The Worcestershire Regt. ; served with thi- 
lixpeditionary I-'orce in France; died of septicaemia 30 Nov. 1914. 
COOPER, G. H. W., Uunner, No. 76792. R.F.A. ; served with th.- Kx|H-di- 
tionary i-'orce in France ; killed in action 15 Sept. 1914. 

COOPER, HOWARD FRANK BYRNE, 2nd Lieut,, 1st Uattn. (25tli Foot) 
The Kiui:'s Own Srottish I'.orderers, elder .s. of Frank Alexander Coojier. Oovern- 
nu-nt KdneatioiiJil S. r\i<f. India, and I..'\.K.O., by liis wife, Mabel Ellen, dan. of 
the late .Tames Osmond Byrne; b. Mussoorie, 
India, 15 May, 1897; educ. Bedford School, 
auti the Roval .Military Collece, Sandhurst ; 
uazettid 2nd Lieut. 16 March. 1915 ; was 
stationed at Portland and Kdini»urgh, an<l 
in Keh, 1916, was sent to Alexandria, where 
lie joined the 1st Battn. ; later served witli 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, 
and was killed in action during tlu; Battle of 
the Somme 1 July, 1916. Ituried about l.OOO 
\ards south-south-cast of Beaumont Hamel, 
north-east of Albert. Capt. A. A. Aiiislie 
wrote : ■■ When the battalion attacked on 
I Jul>', we did not do so directly from the 
front trench, but had to get out into the open 
from a trench in the rear, and advance over the 
front trench into No Man's Land. I was speak- 
ing to your son just before he left the rear 
trench— lie went over at the liead of my com- 
pany. He was very cheerful and keen to 
start. Between the rear and front trenches we 
were under j)retty heavy artillery and machine- 
gun tire. I >aw him several times durint; this time, but did not see him reach 
our front trench. He was hit only a few yards over this front treneli. and must 
have been killed immediately. 1 cannot say for certain what hit him. but 
nearly all our casualties were from machine-tinn tire, and the place wliere he 
crossed the trench was swept by it. His death was a blow to ev(;rybo{ly. both 
ofticcrs and men, for he was very much liked. He was far and away the best 
of the six subalterns I had at the time ; that is why I had di-tailcd him to lead 
the comi)any, as I had lieen forbidden to do so myself." rvii'. 
COOPER, L., Private. No. 7724, 1st Battn. The Northamptonshire Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed iu action 17 Sept. 1914. 
COOPER. T., Private. No. 7791, 1st Battn. The Royal Warwickshire Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Fon-e in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 
COOPER. T. G., Private, No. 1675. 12th Lancers; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; died of wounds 1914. 

COOPER, W. H., Private, No. 4201, Oth Lancers; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 29 Sept. 1914. 

COOTE, C, Private-, No. 1561, 12th Lancers; served with Mie Expeditionary 
Force in France ; killed in action 28 A\tg. 1914. 

COPE, J., Private, No. 9053, 1st Battn. The Middlesex Regt. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 17 Sept. 1914. 
COPELAND. P., Private, No. 5861. 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire Regt. ; 
served with tin- Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
BEWICKE-COPLEY, REDVERS LIONEL CALVERLEY. Capt. Cold- 
stream Guards, eldest s. of Brigadier-General R. C. A. Bewicke-Copley, of Sprot- 
borough Hall, Doneaster, formerly in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, by his wife, 
Sclina, dau. of Sir Charles Watson Copley, Bart. ; and qreat-gdson. of Admiral 
Watson ; 6. London, 17 Sept. 1890 ; educ. Eton and the Royal Military College, 
SttUdhurst ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut, in Nov. 1910 ; promoted Lieut. April. 1913, 




Howard F. B. Cooper. 



and Capt. 17 .lu!>'. 1915; served with tin- Expeditiomtry Force in France and 
Flanders ; was wounded 23 Oct. 1914. while heliiing a wounded comrade, and 
sent home to England on sick leave ; on his recovery rejoined his regiment, and 
was killi-d in action 21 Dee. 1916. whilst assisting his men to tix s<»rue wires* 
within 2ti yards of the (ierman trenches at .Sailly. Biuiid at Conihles. A 
brother otlic^er wrote : " On 14 Sept., on the first day of the l'.attle of the Aisne. 
isolated parties had made their way up to the edge of the wooil on the northern 
slope, and had been driven in. Thinking the wood bail b.cn made good, I took 
a machini'-gun Me<-tion on to the edge of it. Here i found I) - \j — -, Bewicke- 
Copley antJ a Coldstr'-am sergeant with a bunch of sonu- 2:'> (Jerman jirisoners. ,A= 
soon as I mounted mi\ ^uns, a heavy (Ire from snipiTs started. I) — Ij- and tin' 
sergeant were killed, but Copley covered the i)risoners with his revolver, ami orili-n-d 
them to shout to their frieinls to eiase tire or to be killed themselves. Copley came 
iu mider cover when the ^nipiIl^ diniinislu'd. He then said he was not goini: 
to leave the juisouir-.. and was ■ioinu back for them, it seemed certain death 
and I told him so. but he went out and brou'.:ht them in ipiite calmly. I think it 
was about the m<ist cold-blooded |)iece of tiaring I have seen in tlie war." rnw. 
COPPAGE, E., Private, No. 1150, 2nd Battn. The Royal W.arwickshire Regt. ; 
served with the I-:xpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 21 Nov. 1914. 
COPPING, A., Iiruinm.-r, No. 13660, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards ; served 
with the Kxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 16 Sept. 1914. 
COPPLESTONE, W. E.. (Uinner. No. 55306, R.H.A. ; served with the Kxpedi- 
tionary Force iu France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1911. 

GORBETT, FRANCIS ALEXANDER, Bomliardi-r, No. 334, 255th Brigade, 
Koyal Fielil Artillery, only -v. ol Josei>h Corbett, of 9. Albert Street, Aberdeen, 
Builder; h. Aberdeen, 8 Jan. 1896; educ. at Gordon's College there; was a 
Law Apprentice; joined the 1st City of Aberdeen Uoyal !'"ie_ld Artillery (T.F.) 
in March. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from May. 1915, and died of wounds 2 April, 1917, after beinu hit by a macliine- 
cun bulh't near .\rras. Buried at Maro-uil. His Comnuinding Otliccr wrote : 
" He was a signaller who could always be trusted with a daugi-rons piece of work, 
!is he was the bravest of thi! brave.'* He was mentioned in l)espatches [ London 
Gazette, 15 June, 1916] by General (now F.M.) Sir Douglas Haig. for gallant and 
distinguished service in the Held ; itmn. 

CORBETT, G. E., Private. No. 2060. 2nd Battn. The MandK-ster Regt. ; 
M-rved with the K\peditionary Force in France ; killed in action Dec. P.U4. 
CORDIER, J., Private. No. 6632, 1st Battn. The Hampshire Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary loree in France; died of wounds 2 Nov. 1014. 
CORDINER. ROY GROTE. M.C.. Capt., 8th (Service) Battn. The Lincoln- 
shire Regt.. *. of the lati- Rev. Robert Charles 
Cordiner, M.A. (Oxford), by his wife, .losephim 
(Jrote (Honiton. Stein Road, Emsworth. eo. 
Hants), dau. of the late Major J. W. Itiglls, 
Stockwell, S.W. ; b. Great Malvern, co. Wor- 
cester, 9 Feb, 1897 ; educ. Malvern Dame's 
School, and Lancing College ; obtained a com- 
mission as 2nd Lieut. 21 Se])t. 191 1 ; was pro- 
moted Lieut, Jan. 1915, and Capt. the followinir 
Oct. : served with the lOxpeditionary P'orce 
in Frane(^ and Flanders from Sejif. 1915 : was 
wounded three times, and was killed in action 
I Oct. 1917. A lirotber olhcer wrote : " I 
-hould like to express to you my very great 
appreciation ami admiration of Itoy, wlio was 
not oidy my best friend in the regiment, but 
<ine {)f the most gallant otlicers X liave ever 
knf)wu. .Although so young, he was an excep- 
tionally capable olticer. ami the ellicient. 
thiMiu'btfuI and cool manner in which he com- 
manded his company under all circumstances 
woti for him tlie admiration of all his brotlh r 
officers and the almost idolized devotion of the men under his command. Al- 
thoiuih wounded at an early stage- of the recent action in which the regiment 
took part, he refusi-d to leave his men. and went on till he was shot through the 
head by a sniper. His winning personality made for him friends innumerable, 
and we all m<»urn his loss verv deeply. ;uid can only juilge \our sorrow bv our 
own." He was awarded the Military Cross | London Ca/.ettc. 22 Sept. 19161. 
for cruitinuiifi to lead his nieii when wounded ; tnnti. 

CORFIELD. HUBERT VERNON ANCHITEL, 2nil Lieut.. 7th (Service) 
Itattn. Tlie East Lancashire Regt.. yst. s. of the Rev. ICgerton Corticld. Reetoi- 
of Finchampstead. eo. Berks, by his "wife, Ethel Grace, dau. of the Rev. Thomas 
.\nchitel Anson. Rector of Longford, co. Derby; b. Batala. Panjab, India, 21 
Dec. 1895; educ. St. Faith's, Caml.rid-.''- ; St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate 
(Scholar), and was elected to a C!a--.i(a! Scholarship at Emmanuel College. 
Cambridge, in Dec. 1914, but obtained a eommissio!! in the 7th East Lancashire 
Regt. 7 Jan. 1915 ; .served with the Exiieditionary Force iu France and Flanders 
from 17 July, following, and was killed in action at La Boi.s.sel!e 7 July, 1916, while 
leading his bombers to tin- attack for the third time. A brother dfliccr wrote : 
" The bombing party was sueees>^tull\' holding the enemy. CorOeld wa.s parti- 
cularly daring and in great spirits, jumping about here and there, throwing 
grenades hard, and laughing boyishly when one came near him," and a senior 
officer :" Corfield was . . . universally beloved, and a true Christian in every 
sense. He was extraordinarily popular in the whole brisade." While at Rams- 
gate he was in all his school teams for games, and a sergeant in the O.T.C. 

CORIN, HAROLD EDWARD, Pri- 

vate, .Vn, 6622, Honourabli- Arrillery Coy. 
'T. !■'.). only s. of l-Mward t'liristopher Corin, 
of 8. Tolvcr Place. Penzance, by his lirst 
wife, Bessie, dau. of thi' late Capt. Barzillai 
P-eckerleg, of Penzance ; h. Penzance, co, 
Cornwalh 18 Sept. 1890; educ. Probus School. 
CO. Cornwall : was a Chemist's Assistant in 
Lomhm. and joined the H.A.C. 10 Jan. 1916; 
*er\ed with the Kxi>ediliouary Force in 
l-'rance and Flanders from Oct., and was killed 
in action near Beaumont Hamel 30 Nov. 
lollowitiii. while (m ()utpr)st duty. Buried at 
Beaunuuit Hamel. His Captain wrote : " We 
are all very sorry to lose your son. who wa-s 
very cheerful undi-r bad conditions, and was 
a general favourit<^ in the company. He did 
his duty well, and is a loss which we shall find 
it hard to make good." He was an enthusiastic 
football player, and for souu^ time was captain 
of the London College of CheniLstry Football 
team ; iinm. 

CORKE, GUY HAROLD, 2nd Lieut., 15th (Service), attd. 12th (Ser\icc). 
Battn. The Northumberland Fiusiliers, 4th *. of Benjamin Corke, of Arkley. 
Wimborne Road. Bournemouth, Retired Superint^-nding Inspector of Stamps 





Harold Edward Corin. 



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and Taxes. Sonur,s.t Housf. by his wife, Mar^'an-t Elizabrth. dau. of Alexander 
Mowat. of LybstiT, (ijiithni'S,-;. J. P. ; b. Ayr, 23 Jan. 1890 ; educ. Whitgift Gram- 
mar Scliool, Croydon, and Downing College, Cambridge, .\ftcr taking his degree 
in the Natural Science Tripo.s in 1912. he received an appointment in Penang, 
returning to Bngland immediately upon the outbreak of war; was gazetted in 
Jan. 1915; served with the Expclitimuiry Force in France and Flanders, and 
was killed in action north of J.»el\ ille Wood. 17 Sept. 1910. liuried between Flers 
and Delvilic Wooci. His Conmianding (Jtticer wrote ; " Lieut. Corke was a most 
efficient anci conscientious otficor. He liad been bombing officer to this battalion 
since Feb. jjist. and had brought bis men into a high state of efficiency. On 
:J July he did most conspicuous work, and was n-coninii'ndcd Ity my predrccsM)!- 
in command for special reward. I tru^t his name will be tin-ntinucd in the mxt 
half-yearly Despatch." He was mentioiud in Cm, (now F.-'NI.tSir Ikuiytis HaiiiV 
J)espatch [London Uazettc, 15 June, lOHi), for gallant and distinguished service 
in the field. He was a fine athlete, a good cricketer, and played llugby football 
for the county of Surrey ; umn. 

CORKE, HUBERT WILLIAM, 2nd Lieut., 10th (Service) Battn. The 
Chiucestirshire Rrgt., elder .s. of the Rev. Hubert Alfred Corke. Vicar of Holy 
AposH.-s. Charlton Kings, near Cheltenham, by his wife. Louisa Alice, only dau. 
of the iaii- William Clegg, of Oldham, co. Lancaster, and Stratford. London, E. : 
h. Brad.nstokr Vicarage, co. Wilts. 1 Nov. 1893; ednc. Christ's Hospital; 
Cheltenliam Cramniar School, and Faraday House, Southampton Row. W.C. : 
he spent his second year with Messrs. Fiildini: A i'latt, Ltd., at thiir Atlas Works. 
Gloucester, and was beginnjii'i liis tliinl yr.ir wln'n war broke nut : vuiuntrcred 
for foreign service, and joined tlie PuMie S( hoois Battn. of the Middlesex Kegt. 
in Sept. 1914, bein^: L'a/,etted 2nd LU-ut . C loueestershire Regt. 29 Dec. following ; 
served with the Kxpeditinnary V<nrv in France and Flanders from Oct. 1915 : 
was attached to the Innrh Mortar Section in Feb., and was killed in action at 
Hullnch 19 April. 1910. Biu-ied in Maroc British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais. 
His Colonel wrote : ■' He was liit tlu-ough tlie back and died practically instan- 
taneously. ... I can only tell you how the whole battalion feel his loss. ' He was 
a splendid brave officer, and had done excellent work," and Capt. S. Whitmarsli. 
Officer Commanding B Coy. : " Your brave son was one of my othcers imtit 
tlie time he left B Coy. to take over the Trench Mortar Battery. He was Com- 
manding Officer of the company when I returned to the battalion in Feb. last ; 
in fact, I took over from him. He was most popular with his brother officers, 
and the men loved liim." Lieut. F. H. Turner (since killed ) also wrote : *" Never 
was an officer more willing and ready to do his duty, and thus he has died a 
glorious death — the most befitting for .such a man — in tlie execution of his duty 
in front of the enemy." Unm. 

CORMACK, J., Sergt.. No. 143G1. R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France ; killed in action 15 Sept. 1914. 

CORNELIUS, P., Private, No. 7800, 1st Battn. The Devonshire Regt. ; served 
with the Exi)editionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914. 
CORNISH, A., Coy. Quartermaster-Sergt., No. 487H, 1st Battn. The Devon- 
shire Regt. ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 

19 Sept. 1914. 

CORNISH, C. A., L.-Corpl., No. 7005. The Loyal North Lancashire Regt.; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 7 Oct. 1914. 
CORNWALL. PERCY HENRY, L.-Corpl., No. 2259, Hth (Service! IJattn. 
(Pioni'crs) The Royal Sussex Regt., s. of William Henry Cornwall, of Southins's 
Farm, Westfield. near liattle, co. Sussex, by Ids wife, Ruth, dau. of James Felling ; 
h. Heathfield. co. Sussex, 9 March, 1893 ; educ. at Punnett's Town County 
Co\mciI School ; was employed on the Totingworth Park Estate ; enlisted 4 Sept. 
1914; served with the Expeditionary F'orce in France and Flanders from 25 
July, 1915, and was killed in action at Ypres H Sept. 1917. Buried about one 
nule from there, along the canal. His Commanding Officer wrote : " He died 
fighting a very hard fight for his country and civilization." and another othci r : 
'* He was buried well behind the line, and we paid hira the greatest honour a 
soldier can have out here, by sounding the ' Last Post * over liiiu. His lieutenant 
said he was om- of liis most valuable men, and, what was more, a gentleman and 
soldier." He was a member of the Punnett's Town FootbaU Club ; unm. 
CORNWELL, JAMES HAMLET. Sergt. Instructor. No. 3818. 2/6th (Terri- 
torial) Battn. The Prince of Wales's (North Stalb.rdsliire Regt.), eldest x. of the 
late Hamlet Cornwell. Brewer's Foreman, by his witr, l^lizabeth (now wife of 
John Broadhnrst. of 92. Nelson Street, Winshili. IJurtou-on-Treut), dau. of George 
Grain ; ft. Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford. 2 April, 1892 ; educ. Broadway Street 
School there; was a Brewer's Labourer; joined the North Statfordshire Regt. 
15 April, 1915 ; was promoted L.-Corpl. 4 Sept. and Corpl. 10 Nov., being 
appointed Sergt. Instructor 12 Feb. 1916, an.l died at Dublin 30 April following', 
from wounds received in action during the Irish RelMlHon. He was a keen athlete 
and a very good vocalist, being a member of St. Mathew's Choir, also of tlie 
Soho Entertainers, and a favourite in the concert world ; nnm. 
CORRI, GEORGE HAYDEN, Private, No. 203294, 4th Battn. The Duke of 
Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regt.), s. of Edward Corri, Master Builder, by his 
wife, Sarah, dau. of .A.lfred James May: b. St, Pancras. London. N.W.. 27 April. 
18SI ; educ. Kentish Town ; was a Printer; enlisted 6 Jan. 1917 ; served with 
the Expeditionarv Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at the 
liattle of Arras tji,' fullowing April. He m. at St. Pancras, 17 Dee. 1905. Sarah 
Rose (33, Nortli Road, Higligate, London. N.), dan. of Alfred James May, and 
had five children : Havden. b. 24 Jan. 1908 : Alfred, b. 21 Julv. 1910 ; Albert, 
h. tj Oct. 1911 : Nellie, h. 27 Nov. 1900. and Ro.se .ft. 20 Nov. 19iri. 
CORRI, J., L.-CorpI.. No. 10255, 2nd Battn. The Royal Irish Regt.; serv.-d 
with the Experlitionary Force in France; killed in actioh 23 Aug. 1914. 
CORRIE, WILLIAM RONALD, 2nd Lieut., l/8th (Service) Battn. The Kasi 
Yorkshire Regt., oidy -v. of .Malcolm Stuart Corrie, of Itchcn .\bbas, co. Hants, 



by his wife, Edith Elizabeth, 




William Ronald Corrie. 

■ front again. 



yst. dau. of William David Jones liridgman, 
'D.C.L. ; b. Beckenham. 12 April, 1887; ednc. 
St. Edward's School. Oxford ; wjis a Stock- 
broker's Clerk ; joined the Artistes' lliffes 3 Sept. 
1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from Jan. 1915 ; 
obtained a commission 10 July, and returned 
to Fngland in Nov. following, sutfering from 
sheli-sliock and wounds in the thigh ; on his 
recovery in May, 1910, he joined his Rcser\ e 
Jiattn. at Withernsea, co. York : undeiwcnt ;; 
course of bombing at. Otiey. and obtained a 
" Special Certificate " : Mas (Jrcuade Officer 
to the Reser\t' Battn. initil he returned to 
France in March. 1917. and died at the Duchess 
of \Ve?jt minster's Hospital. La Touipiet, 23 
April, 1917, of wounds received during the 
Battle of Arras on the 9th. Buried in the 
Military Cemetery, Ktaples. His Conmianding 
Officer' wrote : "I had formed a very high 
ojiinion of him. and considered he was so good 
at instruction that I endeavoured, and I am 
sorry to say imsuccesstully. to imvent liim 
He was «o keen about returning that I was 



going back to tl 

obliged to givi in. On 28 Marcli he returned to France and was attached to the 



8th Battn. On Eastrr .Monday the regiment went into action near Arra.-. I was 
called upon to fi?id a reliable man for duty with hrigade. as Officer r'ommanding 
Battle Police, and it was while fulfilling this duty he was mortally wounded. . 
He earned tlie contidenci' of his commanding officers." He m. at Ealing. 31 .Mav. 
1913. (ilady--. Kathleen, dau. of William Fiddian. M.A.. Indian Civil Service." 
CORSER, ALEXANDER, Chief Petty Officer, H.M.S. Vanguard. Roval Navv . 
v. (d Alexander Censer, of Fochabers, co. Moray, by his wife. Isabella, dau. of 
.Alexander Clark, of Orfon. co. Moray ; b. Keith, co. Banff. 28 Jan. 1875 ; educ. 
.Milne's Institution. Fochabers : joined the Navy 4 July. tH9l ; served on H.M. 
finiiboat Swift, on the China Station (1894-97) ; durins; the Boxer rising returned 
to China on H.M.S. Isis (China Medal. 1900) ; .served on H.M.S. I'.arham in th& 
Mediterranean and on the Somaliland Coast (Medal with bar) liHlK 10); served 
on H.M.S. Ocean and H.M.S. London : took part in the Battle of Jutland, and 
was lost on H.M.S. Vanguard 9 July. 1917; umn. 

CORSHAM, W., Private, No. 0979. 1st Battn. The Northamptonshire Regt. ; 
served with the Kxpeditionary Force in France : killed in action 17 Sept. 1914r 
CORTE, ORAZIO ABBOTT, Machine (iunner. No. 11593. 7th (Service), 
Battn. The (Queen's Own (Koyal West K'-nt Hegt.). x. of the late Ferdinando 
Corte. by his wite. .Maria, dau. of ( — ) Castagtieri : ami adopted son of ( — ) Abbott, 
of Rusth.dl Park. Tuiibridge Wells ; b. Turin. Italy. 27 Dee. 1891 ; educ. there ; 
also at the SkiniHTs" School. Ttmbridge Wells, and at Cniversity College. London, 
W.C . while he niatriridated in 1910. and took First Class Honour- in the B.Se. 
Kxaniinalioii in 1913 : was awarded the Jcssel Studentship for Ke<earch in 1914. 
and hail original work published in the '"Messenger of Mathematics"; wa& 
unable to enter the I'niversity O.T.C. owing to defective vision, but was accepted 
by the War Olfice for garrison duty only; afterwards tran.iferred to the ^Vest 
Kent Regt. ; served with the Expeditionary Forci- in J">ance, and was killed ia 
action 18 Nov. 1916, in an attack on the Craiulcourt Trench. Buried there. 
COSSAR, W., No. 0950, The Cameron Highlanders; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Seiit. 1914. 

COSTELLO, T., Private. No. 37(J8, 2nd Battn. The Connaught Rangers ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 8 Nov. 1914. 

COSTELLOE, M., Private, No. 6807, 2nd Battn. The Leinster Regt.; served 
with the l-ixpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 22 Sept. 1914. 
COSTIGAN, M., Private, No. 3824, 2nd Battn. The Royal ]ri>^h Regt. ; served 

with the ICxjteditionary Force in France ; killed in action 15 Oact. 1914, 

COTCHIN, JOSEPH, 2ud Lieut., 1st Battn. (IHth Foot) The Bedfordshire 
Regt., eldest *. of Joseph Cotchin, of 79, Station Road. Kidgniont. co. Bedford, 
Farm Labourer, by his wife, Fnniia. dau. of Alfred White ; b. Ridgmont aforesaid, 
12 June, 1880 ; educ. there ; enlisted in the King's Royal Ritles ii» 1903 ; served 
three years with the C'olonrs, then joined the Reserve, and went to Canada ; 
returned from the colony ; was called up on the outlireak of war ; served witli 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 12 Aug. 1914 ; was twice 
wnnndeii and gassed; promoted Sergt. 20 Oct. 191(1, and gazetti-d 2nd Lieut. 
30 May. 1917. when he was transferred to the Bedfordshire Regt., and was killed 
in action at V|»res 9 Oct. following. Buried in thi; !ittl<; Bedford Cemetery. 
His Colonel wrote : " I thought no end of him. Only on the morning before he 
was killed we did an important reconnaissance together ; he was so e^lm and 
cool, and such an excellent guide. I told him afterwards how i>lcase<l I was, 
and that I should recommend hint for the .Military Cro.ss. . . . i fear posthumous, 
honoui-s an* lujt granted, l»ut yon will know that liad he lived he would Iiave 
gained a cross of silver. Only three weeks ago I introdnci'd him to the Com- 
mander-in-cliief. who congratidated him on his splendid ri.se." (Jnm, 
COTTER, J., Private, No. 7311. 2nd Battn. Tlu' Leinster llegt. ; .served with 
the IC\iM-diiioiiar> Force in France; killed in action 18 Oct. 1914. 
COTTER, W., Corpl.. No. 10847. 1st Battn. The Roval Welsh Fusiliers ; served 
with rlre i;\peditionary Porce in France: killed 21 Oct. 1914. 

COTTERELL, ROBERT VICTOR, 2nd 
I.ient., 5th (Territorial) Jiattn. The SoutJi 
Statfordshire Regt., 2nd -«. of Frederick James 
Cotterell, of East View. Walsall. J. P.. Iron- 
rounder, by his wife, l':iizabetli. dau. of the late 
.lames Travis Hampson ; and brother to Lieut. 
I". H. Cotterell |see Vol. II.. page 80] ; b. \\a\- 
<.i\\, 18 June. 1897; educ. Clreen Hill School, 
Mo^eiey, and Repton, where lie was a member 
"I the O.T.C; he was cntereil for Pembroke 
C(illi'.:e. Cambridge, intending to read for the 
medical profession; joined the Inns of Court 
O.T.C. 23 Sept. 1915 ; obtained a commission 
.Inly. 191<>: served with the Fxpeditionary 
I'orce in Franc*- and Flanders from 8 Oct. 
lollowing. and was killed in action near Arras 
2:1 April. 1917. while leading bis platoon into 
action. Buried at Rh-ux ; mnn. 
COTTERELL, RONALD FRANK. Pri- 
vate. No. 205110. 7tli (Territorial) Battn. The 
Dnkc of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regt.). 
only child of William Henry Cotterell. of 2. 
\inery Cottages. Sipson, Viewsley, co. Mid- 
dlesex; b. Barnes, co. Surrey. 2 Mareli, 1898; 
■due. Sipsou. atul Heathrow Schools there ; 
joined the Middlesex Regt. 17 Oct. 1915 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 23 April, I9I7, and was killed 
in action at Me.^sines Ridge 8 June lollowing. 
His Comniandim; Otiicer wrote ; " .Vs regards the 
death of Private K. Cotterell, No. 205110, he- 
was ^vith nie in the big action of 7 June, and 
it was on the lollowing day, whih' we were 
holding our newly-won and consolidated Hue, 
that a shell exploded close to him. a fragment 
of which struck him and kill<'d him instantly. 
He had been with US but a sb«rt time, and had 
" made good " ; he was a clieery lad and did 
his duty at all times." f^inii. 

COTTERILL. JOHN HENRY, 2mi Lieut.. 

3rd (Reserve) Battn. The Black Watch (Uoyal 
Ronald Frank Cotterell. Hiiihlanders). 3rd and yst. s. of Lieut.-Col. 

Joscidi Montagu Cotterili, of 24, Manor Plaee^ 
Kdinburgh. C.M.i;.. lt..\.M.C. (T.F.). F.R.C.S.. by his wife. Mary, dau. of the 
\'vu. Archdeacon John Wvjuie-.Iones, of Trelorwerth, Anglesev ; ft. Kdinburgh. 
2 Sept. 1889 ; edne. Cargiltield ; i;ienalmond, and Kebic College. Oxford : went 
to the Malay States in 1911. and settled there as a Rubber Planter: obtained a 
commission hi the Black Watch 1915 ; served with the Indian Expeditionary 
Force in Mesopotamia from Jan. 1910; was wounded near Sauna-i-.vat 21 April 
following: rejoined his regiment in Nov., and died near Bagdad 15 March, 
1917. from wounds received in action there a few hours previously ; unm. 




Robert \ . CottereU. 




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COTTRELL, \V., lIuiiTiir, .\o 7:<:M). It.K.A. 
Forcf in Fniticc : killi-d in action Ut Oct. 1914. 



served with tlic Kxin-ditionary 



COUCHMAN, 




COTTRILL, WALTER JOSEPH, Private, No. 203008, l/8tli ('nrritoriall 
liattn. The Worecstershire KoKt.. «. of .lolin Cottrill, Coal Merchant ; b. Wor- 
<-ester. 12 Xnv. 1890; cdnc. St. Paul's Seliools tliere ; was eniraiied in ;u*sistiiit: 
his parents in tin- coal Inisini's.s ; enlisted 112 Nov. l!ll('> ; underwent training at 
Cheltenham; served with the Kxpeditionar.v Force in France and Flanders; 
took jiart in se\eral cngagenient-s ; wiis wounded at Ypres 'J Oct. l;il7. an<i died 
1 1 days after at the University War Hospital, So\ithanipton. Ituried in \shw(Kid 
I'enietery, Worcester. \ comrade wrote : " His death was a ureal blow to n>, 
;ts he was very popular and much liked hy all who knew him." He m. at Bath. 
17 .\ne. 1014, Kmma Maria, dan. of Willia'm ,lamcs Moore, and had a son, Walter 
James, b. ii Mig. HUS. 

FREDERICK WILLIAM, Sergt., Xo. l:!(i73, Btll (Service) 
r.attn. The Hulls (East Kent Kegt.), 2nd ». ol 
(:e<»ryc Couchman. of Tompsett's Farm, Hors- 
inonden, co. Kent, liy his wife. Klli'U, dan. of 
William King; fe. Horsnionden aforesaid. 28 
.March, 188,') ; edueati'd there ; was for a time 
a member of the Territorial Force (The Bulfs). 
and on the outbreak of war rejoined voluntarily ; 
served with tla- E.vpeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders, and was killed in action at Arra.s 
:; Oct. 11117. linried at .Monchy-le-l"rcnx. 
His I'ouunandinj; Olheer wrote : " He was in 
niv i)latoon, and a splendid fellow, both in and 
out of the line. It w.as his willingness to help 
others that won him the deepest love of both 
officers and men," and a comrade : " He was 
liked bv everyone in the platoon. He was all 
lor his men, and his death is regretted by all : 
his ecrnrage and comradeship will always be 
renu-m\>ered bv those who have been pri\ileged 
to serve with him." He married at Horsmon- 
i> J • 1 .■• ,^- u den 22 April, 15)10. F;va Gertrude (Centre 

Frederick W . C.ouchman. \f'JJ-^^^ ^^^l^^^' jj^,|_ ,^vrcntham, co. Suffolk), 

dau. 01 John Harvey. 

COUGHLAN. J. G., Private, No. 8348, 1st Battn. The Buke of Cornwali's Light 
Infantrv ; sor\td witli tli>- Exr-pfiitionary Force in France ; died of wounds 22 
Oct. 1914. 

COUGHLAN, JULIUS EDWARD, M.C., D.C.M., Capt.. 1st Battn. (57th 
Foot) The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regt.). only s. of the late James 
Coutfhlaa. Sergt. Drummer, 1st Middlesex Regt., by his wife. Florence (9, \ ic- 
toria Terrace. Alexander Park, St. Luke s. 
CorkK dau. of the late James Ozard. of The 
r.aiik-. liurrnsev ; and brother-in-law to Corpl. 
\V. i;it.h-Fi'ild ' (9.r.) ; b. Guernsey, Channel 
Islands, 16 March, 1892 : educ. Royal Hibernian 
Military School, Dublin : enlisted 10 April. 
10(17 : si-rvfd with the Expeditionary Forer 
m Fr;iiirr anil Flandfrs from 12 Aug. 1914, 
attaiiiiiiir tlir rank ni s.-rgt.-Major ; was pro- 
nmt-d 2nil Linit, 2r> Sept. 1915. for conspicuous 
gallantrv, and Capt. 30 June following, and was 
killed in action on the Somme 24 Oct. 19Ui. 
Iliiri4-d wherv he fell. Lieut.-Col. Elgie, Com- 
manding 1st Middlesex Kegt.. wTote : " I have 
known him for years, in fact ever since he 
joined my battalion. Here on active service 
he has alwavs shown himself to be an excei*- 
tionallv brave soldier and a most efficient 
ofhciT." 1 decplv rejO'ct the loss of my eoni- 
rad.-in-arms. whom I vi.nvrd aUo as a friend. 
The OIliiiT CumniandiTiu the 2nd Battn. Lan- 
casliitf Fusiliers nMiutsl.d me to also express 
lus regret, a* also that of his oiru-ers. on the loss of so fine a soldier. He will be, 
indeed, greativ missed bv mvself and all in my battalion." and the Chaplain : 
" He was a splendid fellow, and greativ liked and respected by all the other 
officers and men in the regiment. He died with little pain, fairly suddenly. One 
shell killed him and wounded another uffie.r. Capt. Curzens. They were on a 
journev to inspect the trenches the battalion w.re about to take over. . . . His 
death "has cast a gloom over the whoir r- jiTniiit. who all mourn the loss of so 
brave a soldier." He wjis awarded thr l>i-.tini:uished Conduct Medal (London 
Gazette, 11 March, 19161, " For coiispieunus gallantry and devotion to duty 
when in charge of stretcher-bearers. He went out repeatedly under heavy fire 
into the open and brought in wounded men. He was himself wounded in doing 
this;" also the Military Cross [London Gazette, 31 May. 191iJ|. "For con- 
spicuous gallantrv when leading a party in a successful raid on the enemy 
trenches. Severa'l of the enemy were accounted for. He himself removed 
obstacles in order to enter the enemy's trench." He was also awarded the Cro-is 
of St. George ; unm. 

COULSON, G., Private, No. 8821, The South Wales Borderers ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 4 Oct. 1914. 
COULTAS, W. E., Private. No. ini89. The East Yorkshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 20 Sept. 1914. 
COUPE, J., Private. No. 6924. 1st Battn. The King's Own (Royal Lancaster 
R^'gt.) ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 14 
Oct. 1914. 

COUPLAND, FRED BARTHOLOMEW, 
Private, No. 390518. 3rd Northumbrian Field 
Ambulance, R.A.M.C. (T.F.). attd. 317th 
Brigade. R.F.A., 2nd ^. of Fred Coupland, of 
13. Craven Street. Hull. Bootmaker, by his 
wife. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Harrison 
Bartholomew ; b. Bradford, co. York, 28 July, 
1888 : educ. Buckingham Street. Hull ; was 
a Case Maker ; enlisted 9 June. 1915 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in Franre and 
Flanders from July, 1916, and was killed in 
action 17 Oct. 1917! Buried at St. Julien. His 
Major wrote that he was a very gallant fellow, 
always cheerful and brave ; untn. 

DE COURCY, HENRY JOSEPH, 2nd Lieut.. 
3rd (Reserve) Battn. The Prince of Wales's 
Leinster Regt. (Royal Canadians), yst. s. of 
Maurice de Courcy, of Painstown House, 
Kilcock, CO. Kildare. J. P., by his wife. Frances, 
3rd dau. of the late Joseph Nolan, of Carrieun 
House, Balingtass, co. Kildare, Landholder ; 




Julius Edward Coughlan. 





Henry J. De Courcy. 



Fred B. Coupland. 



h. Tarbirt. co. Kerry. 12 Jan. 1897 : educ. 
Miuiiint College, J.imerick ; was gazetted 2rd 
Kiiiit. l.-instrr Regt. 9 Aug. 1915 ; served with 
the i;\|n (litionary Force in Fraiu'e and Flanders 
tn.ni .Inly, 1916, when he was attached to the 
i;n\al Irish Regt. : took part in the ligliting at 
' ■ iiillrinont 3 Sept. ; was gassed on the 8th, on 
The eve of the Battle of Gincliy, and invalided 
iiomesutfering also from shell-shock : returned to 
I ranee on Christ nuis lOve, rejoining his own 
I'L'irneiit. and was killed in action near the 
Marue IS Jan. 1917. while taking a soldier from 
III exposed position. Buried in Maroc British 

1 irntter\, (irena\. l,ieut.-Col. .V. D. Murphy 
wrote; ■■ He was killerl instantaneously by a 
t irneh-mortar boml> whilst on duty with his 
company in the front-line trenches. Your 
son had not long been with us. but he showed 
sreat jtromise. and it is too bad that his life 
should be so suddenly brought to an end." 
He was mentioned in Despatches by F.M. Sir 

Douglas Haig. lor gallant and distinguished service in the field; unm. 
COURT, B., !»rivat^^ No. 9482. 1st Battn. The Northami»tonshire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in acticm 17 Sept. 1914. 
COURT, G., Private. No. 12563. 2nri Battn. The Grenadier Guards; served 
with the Exi)eilitionary Force in France ; killed in action 14-16 Sept. 1914. 
COUSINS. DONALD THRELKELD, l.ieut.. 4th (Territorial) Itattn. The 
Bulfs (Ea--t Kent Kei:t.), only s. of the lat^' Wal^■r James Cousins, of St. Mawes, 
Seaford. sdioohnaster, by his wife. Alice Kuskin. dau. of William Edwards; 
h. St. Mar'zarefs. near Dover. 3 Dec. 1889; eduq. Eastbourne College, and 
Exeter College. Oxiord ; enlisted 26 Oct. 1914; obtained a conirnis-sion a-s 2nd 
Meut. in Sept. 1915. and was promoted Lieut. 21 Sept. 1910; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 24 Oct. following, being 
attached to the I /7th Middlesex Regt., and was killed in action 10 April, 1917, 
while conimandlng his company during the Battle of Arras. Buried at Agny. 
His Colonel wrote : " He liad shown magnificent courage throughout the day, 
and by his skilful leadership liad done much to ensure the brilliant success that 
the operation proved to be. Althongii pre\iously wounded in the arm, he 
refused to go back and have it dressed, and remained fighting up to the last. 
.... We have lost in the uioment of victory a comrade for whom we had the 
deepest admiration and regard." Unm. 

COUSINS, F. W., Private. No. 6915, The Buffs (East Kent Regt.); served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914. 
COWAN, R., Private, No. 5227, 20th Hussars ; served with the Expeditionary 
I'orce in France ; killed 7 Sept. 1914, 

COWDRILL, ALFRED LEONARD, Gunner, No. 14782S, 149th Brigade, 
C Battery, Royal Field Artillery, eldest .<. of .A-lfred Cowdrill. of Guildford Street. 
Birmingham, Gun Worker, by his wife, Emma, dau. of Thomas Kemp ; b. 
Birmingham, 3 May. 1884 ; educ. Cowper Street School there ; w;is a Brass 
Finisher employed by Mr. Peakman, New Street, Aston ; enlisted 6 June. 1916 ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and died of wounds 
and gas poisoning 8 June. 1917. He m. at Lyells. 25 Dec. 1914, Emily Edith, 
dau. of the late Harry Horton. 

COWRIE, JOHN, Gunner. No. 98512, Royal Garrison Artillery. 4th s. of Peter 
(:owie, ot Chapel of Elrick, Newmachar. Aberdei-n. Farmer. b\- his wife, Annie, 
dau. of Alexander Clark ; b. Chapel of F>Irick aforesaid. 10 April. 1891 ; educ. 
Newmachar Public School ; subsequently assisted his father on the farm ; 
enlisted 3 July. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary P'orce in France from 25 
Dec. following, and was killed in action at Arras 6 June. 1917 ; unm. 
COWIE, W., Private, No. 1219, 1st Battn. The Gordon Highlanders ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 27 Oct. 1914. 
COWLEY, F. W., 4;unner. No. 57914, R.F.A. ; served with the Expeditionary 
F'orce in France ; killed 19 Sept. 1914. 

COWLEY, T., Private, No. 176, 2nd Battn. The Manchester Regt. ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed 17 Sept. 1914. 

COWNIE, D., Private, No. 9940. 2nd Battn. The Highland Light Infantry ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France: killed in action 27 Sept. 1914. 
COWNIE, STANLEY GEORGE, Pilot 
Instructor. R.F.C., 2nd s. of William Brodie 
(Viwnie, of 11, Prince's Avenue, .Aluswell Hill, 
X,, C..\., Managing Director of the National 
i;iectric Construction. London, by his wife, 
Crace, dau. of the late Dr. George Wilson, of 
Huddersfield; b. North Finchley, London, N., 

2 June. 1897 ; educ. Tollington School, Muswell 
Hill. N., and Pocklington Grammar School. 
East Yorkshire ; subsequently entered Hall 
School of Flying, training for the Air Service 
at Hendon ; attested as soon as he was old 
en(>ugh, becoming Pilot In.structor in 1914. 
and was killed in an aerial accid<'nt at Crickle 
wood Aerodrome 13 Oct. 1917 ; unm. 
COWPE, GEORGE BLEAZARD, Lieut., 
*irli (Territorial) Battn. The Cheshire Regt., 
eldest .s\ of Alexander Cowpe, of Pendlehurst, 
I'.iiniley ; h. 10 ,Lin. 1895 ; educ. Burnley 
(iramniar School ; Rydat Mount School, Colwy'n 
Bay. and Manchester University School of 
Technology, where he was a member of the 

O.T.C. ; was preparing to ent^r his father's business of Cotton Manufac- 
turing ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 27 Jan. 1916 ; promoted 
Lieut. 27 JiUy, 1917 ; served with the Pixpeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders, and was killed in action at St. Julien 31 July, 1917. Lieut.-Col. 
W. H. Stanway, D.S.O.. M.C., wrote: "He was killed while leading his 
company in the attack in a most gallant manner. ... I know what a loss 
he will be to you, but I can assure you that he will also be a great loss to myself 
and the battalion, for he was a very gallant and efficient officer, and was held 
in high esteem by all ranks. I cannot speak too highly of his conduct during the 
period under my command." and another officer : " He was chosen to take 
command of his company in the attack because the Commanding Officer knew 
his job would be done thoroughly, because the men loved and trusted him ; 
he has proved beyond doubt his excellence as a soldier and a leader of men, and 
it was with a light heart he laid down his life for his Kint:. <onntry, and all that 
was dearest to him. ... I have seen the Commandini: officer recently, and he 
is deeply grieved ; his remark was : ' One of my very be^t lad^ i;one.' " Another 
officer also wrote : " He was one of the bravest men 1 ever knew — the coolest — 
in the presence of danger. He was a good, clean lad, with a strong sense of duty 
that was an example to us all. Everybody loved him, and his loss will be felt 
most keenly." Unm. 




Stanley George Cownie. 



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COWPER, ALEXANDER, Private, No. S/l(i52(t, Sth (Scrvici;) Battii. The 
lilack \V;tt<-h (Koyal Highlanders), x. of James Cowper, of Newlands. Errol. co. 
Perth, by his wife, Mary Ann. daii. of James Imrie, of New Seoue ; b. Errol, 
i:j .\pril, 1892; ediic. there: was employed at Stanley Cotton Mills; enlisted 
Vi July. lOKj : served with the Ex])i*ditionary Koree in France from 16 Nov. 
followins. iUKl was killed in action at Ypres 12 (Jet. 1017 ; itnm. 
COX, A. W., Private. Xo. 8433. 2nd Battn. The Essex Regt. ; served witli the 
Expeditionary Force in France : killed in action '6 Oct. 1914. 

COX. B., Private, Xo. 7671. 1st IJattn. The Kind's Own (Royal Lancaster R(!gt.) ; 
siTVf-d with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed 21-22 Oct. 1914. 
COX, C. J., L.-Corpl.. Xo. <J4(m. The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Uuht 
Infantrv : served with the Expeditionarv Force in France; killed in action 
14 Sept. 1914. 

COX, F. J., (iunner, Xo. 47115. 113th Battery, R.F.A. ; served with tlie Expedi- 
tionary Force in France : killed 19 Sept. 1914. 

COX, FREDERICK RATCLIFFE, Sergt., Xo. 4659, B Cov.. 20tli (Service) 
Battn. (3rd Public Schools) The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.), eldest 
j(. of Frederick William Cox. of 19, Xorthen Crove. West Didsbury, Cloth Bim t, 
by his wife, Mary Hannah, dau. of John KiiTelllfe. of Manchester -.h. Manch^ -f<-r, 
23 Au2. 1890 : educ. the Hulme Grammar Sehool there ; was a Clerk emplnv. ,i 
with Messrs. Ralli Brothers, Stanley street. Salford ; enlisted 8 Sept. 1914. aiT<r 
the outbreak of war ; served with the Ex|)editionary Force in France and Flandei-s 
from 12 Xov. 1915, and was killed in action at Cainchy 3 May. 191(1. Buried in 
Cambrin Churchyard. A brother Sergt. wrot^,' : " Fred was wounded by a ^hell 
in the trenches. . . . He had been engaged for two or three days cnnstruetiim a 
new piece of trench. A sudden sliower of shells came over, the first of which 
caught Fred, who was in an exposed position." He was a keen cricketer and 
footballer, playing cricket with the South .Manchester Club, and was a member 
of the Old Hulmeians" Association ; num. 

COX, GEORGE OSWALD, L.-Corpl., Xo. 810. 17th (Service t Battn. (Empire) 
The Koyal Fusiliers (City of London Begt.). 2nd s. of Franeis .Xlhcrt Cox, of Xew 
Southgate. London. X.. Secretary, Xational Kquine Keimee League, by his 
wife. Augusta Elizabeth, dau. of the late J. Wildsniith ; /;. Stoke X'ewington. 
5 July, 1891 ; ednc. Bowes Road School, Xew Southgate. X'. : wa^ employed 
by Messrs. Vickers A* Co.. and ultimately became a Xaval iiraughtsman at their 
works at Barrow-in-Furness; enlisted 5 Sept. 1914: served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at Beaumont 
Haniel 13 Xov. 1916. Buried there. His Commanding Officer wrote: "I 
cannot commend too highly, as his officer, the conduct of a comrade who gave 
all he liad for Ids country; nor can I adequately sympathize with you, and 
others, in the great loss you Ixave siLstained. I trust the si>irit which prompts 
men like your son to come here and fight will be remembered for all time. It 
is such men who have made us the nation we are.*' rnm. 

COX. J., Private, X'o. 6733, 1st Battn. Tlie West Yorksliire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
COX, J. H., Private, Xo. 7664, 3rd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt. : ser\'ed 
witii the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 28 Oct. 1914. 
COX, J. J., Private. Xo. 1972, 1st Battn. The Irish (Guards; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; died 28 Oct. 1914. 

COX, S. J., Private, Xo. 6563, 2nd Battn. The South Lanciishire Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 
COX, W., Private, Xo. 952, The Seaforth Highlanders ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force iu France ; killed in action 22 Oct. 1914. 

COX, WILLIAM, Gunner, Xo. 40227, Royal Horse Artillery, eldest s. of the 
ate tieorge Cox. by his wife, Lottie (26. Fairlawu Street. Moss Side, Manchester). 
dau. of James Prior; b. Manchester. 11 Sept. 1887 ; educ. there ; enlisted in the 
Royal Artillery 1906, and served eight years in India : joined the Army Reserve, 
and was employed on the London and Xorth Western Railway ; called up on 
the outbreak of war, and joined " Z " Battery, K.H..\. ; went to France iu X'ov. 
1914, and after being present in several enga^enieiits. died 5 Feb. 1916, of wounds 
received iu action near Armenti.res. Buried in Sailly Cemetery. Tlie General 
Officer Commanding liis division expressed his appreciation, dated 28 Jan. 1910. 
of tlie conduct of Gunner W. Cox, who, when the billet of a company of the Sth 
Middlesex Regt. was set on fire by a shell, climbed on the roof and with the 
as-ii.stanee of the owner succeeded in extinguishing the flames. Slietl^ wen- 
falling in and around the buildings while he was doing this, and he was wounded 
in the back. The Commanding Officer of his battery wrote also on the same 
incident, stating further that he was taken to the Field Aml>ulance on 22 Jan. 
1916, and died at 7 a.m., 5 Feb. ; also that the infantry officer who lived at the 
farm billet wTote a report of his gallant behaviour on the occa-sion. His Section 
Officer also : " He was always one of the best and cheeriest imaginable, and 
always where there was sometiung to be done." He m. at Walsall, II June, 1914, 
Harriet, dau. of Thomas Haycock ; s.p. 

COX, WILLIAM HENRY, Private', Xo, 20147, 2nd Battn. Coldstream Guards, 
s. of the late Henry Hadv Cox. by his wife. Mary Ann. dau. of William Spatcher ; 
h. Xorthampton. 30 April. 1890 ; educ. All Saints' Church School there ; was 
Employed in the Boot and Shoe trade : enlisted 10 Xov. 1916 ; served with the 
expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Jime. 1917, and was killed 
in action 24 Sept. following. Buried in Bluett Farm Jfilitary Cemc^tery. half a 
mile west of Boesinghe. Lieut. W. B. St. Leger wrote : " He was a good soldier, 
and always gave the greatest satisfaction." Cnnt. 

COXHEAD, MAURICE EDWARD, Major. 1st Battn. (7th Foot), attd. 9th 
(Service). Hattn. The Koyal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.), elder*, of Frederick 
Charle-. (unIii-ii.!. ..(" 7. E-vx Villas, Kensington. W.. by his wife. Amy Bruce, 
dau. of Thomas Griblile : b, Kensington. Lou- 
don, W.. 24 JIa.\-, 1889 : educ. WiMjtton Court. 
Canterbury : Eastbourne College, and Brase- 
nose College. Oxford : uazetted 2nd Lieut. 
Roval Fusiliers 13 Feb. 1912; j)romoted Lieut. 
5 Sept. 1914. Capt. 18 Oct. 1915, and Major 
7 July. 1916; was posted to the 9th Battn. 
on its formation in .\ng. 1914. after the outbreak 
of war, acting as .Musketry Officer tiuriiig the 
training and as Brigade JIusketry Officer 
March. April and May. 1915; siTved' with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from that mouth ; was appointed Adjutant 
the following Aug.. and Second in Command 
of his battalion in July, 1916 ; took part in the 
Battle of the Somme,'and was killed in action 
near Monchy, during the fighting at Arras, 
3 May, 1917, while in command of his battalion. 
Buried in Faulionrg d'.Aniiens Cemetery. Arras. 
Letters from officers and men sliow that during 
Maurice E. Coxhead. this attack the situation became critical ; the 

Germans were counter-attacking, bombing our 
luen out of the newly-won position. Seeing how things were goiiig. Major Cox- 
head went out into the op^n to reorganize and rally the men, and was killed 




instantaneously by machine-gun tire while standing in an e\po7.e.] pu^ition The 
Colonel Commanding the Battalion on the left of the 9th Roval Fu-iljers, wrot^ : 
■■ I feel sure that but for him (Major Coxhead) our two battalions would not onlv 
have had far heavier losses, but 1 doubt if the trench would ha\e heen takfiik 
at all. His arrangements beforehand were sjilendid, and his power of command 
and d<!clsion were magnificent. 1 think this account will show what a flue death 
he died. I believe liis presence, even the short time he wa.s there (out in the- 
open), saved a large number of lives," and his former Colonel : '* He wxs loved 
and respected by all. from the highest to the lowest rank, and I cannot «xpre«s. 
how deej.ly his loss will be felt in the regiment. To me it is more tlian the los* 
of a fine soldier, it is the loss of a close personal friend. He died most gallantly 
commanding one of the finest battalions in the Armv." A brother offio-r also- 
wrote : " He was loved by all, the bravest of the brave, most cool in rlanger^ 
and always liappy and cheerful under all circumstances. His men w-n- ateo- 
hiU-]y devoU'd to him. and he was only too ready to risk his life for them and his- 
couutry. when there was danger to be faced." He was mentioned in Oe.spatchcs 
i London Gazette. 22 May, 1917| by General (now P.M.) Sir Douglas Hai-j. forgallant 
and distmguislied st- rvice in the field. He was a keen all-round athlete ; captained 
the Cricket \1. while at school ; played several times for the Oxford I'niversitv, 
Middlesex and Aldershot Command, and was a member of the Free Foresters 
iiid Oxford Harle.juins. etc. He m. at St. Marv Abbots Chnrcli. KeiL<ington. W.,. 
-^ Aui.'. 1914. Dorothea (Tolpean, Sidmouth, South Devon), onlv dau. of the lato 
ciiarles Allan, and had a dau., Diana, b. 9 July, 1915. 

COXON, A. G., Private. Xo. 6613, The Duke of Wellington's Regt. ; served 

with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 17 Sept. 1914, 

COXON, T., Private, Xo. 13098, 1st Battn. The Grenadier Guards; served 
with th.' i:xpi-ditionary Force in France : died of wounds 30 Oct. 1914. 

COY, C. T., Private, X^o. 8536, 2nd Battn. The Oxfordshire and Buckiiiglmm- 
sliire Light Infantry ; served with the Expeditionarv Force in France ■ killed 

in action 21 Oct. 1914. 

COYLE, E., Private. Xo. 11205, 1st Battn. The Roval Irish Fusiliers; served 
with tlu' llxpcditionary Force in France ; killed in action 27 Aug. 1914. 

COYLE, J.» Private, Xo. 6195, The East Lancashire Regt. ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 15 Sept. 1914. 

COYLE, P.. Private, Xo. 4101, 2nd Battn. The Connaught Rangers; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 30 Oct. 1914. 
COYNE, J., Private. Xo. 2779. 2nd Battn. The Connaught Rangers ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wound** 11 Xov. 1914. 

CRACKNELL, C. Private, Xo. 9518, 2nd Battn. The Beifordshire R<'gt. 
served with the Kxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 2 Oct. 1914. 

CRAIG, JAMES, Private, l/4th (Territorial) Battn. The Gordon Highlanders, 
2ud s. of William Craig, of Xewtongarry Inn, Urumblade, bv liis wife. Isabella, 
dau. of William Pctrie ; b. Kennethmont. co. Aberdeen, 20 Aug. 1885; educ. 
Gartly and Druuiblade ; was a Vanman ; joined the Gordon Highlanders 5 June, 
1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 
26 Sept. 1916, and wits killed in action on the Somme 23 April. 1917. being shot 
by a sniper ; unm. 

CRAIG. JOHN, Sergt., Xo. 355205, 10th (Territorial) Battn. (Scottish) The 
King's (Liverpool Regt.). s. of John Craig, 
Engineer, of 170, Gloucester Road. Bootle, 
by liis wife, Hannah, dau. of William Slack ; 
h. liootle, 27 June, 1895 ; educ. Hawthorne 
Koad Council and Bootle Technical Schools ; 
was subsequently apprenticed to the Ship- 
broking and Insurance business ; joined the 
l.i\erpool Scottish in May, 1912; volunteered 
for foreign service after the outbreak of war ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 1 Xov. 1914 ; was wounded 
16 March. 1915, and invalided home; on his 
recovery returned to France ; was wounded 
at Armentieres 29 June, 1917. and died 28 July 
!iil!..«ing, while a prisoner of war at a field 
iiospital at Seclin. Bm-ied there. His Com- 
niaiidiug Officer wTote : "It is with the very 
det p.-it regret that I am WTiting to let you 
know that your son, Sergt. J. Craig, failed to- 
return from a raid made by his company on 
John Craig. the German trenches on the aft^'rnoon of 

29 June. It is a most extraordinary thing that 
he is missing. He was wounded in the leg. and not able to get in. it was thought^ 
by himself. He was left, therefore. j\ist outside our trench iu • Xo JLan's Land,' 
till it was dusk, when a party went out at once to bring him in. He would have 
been brought in before, except for the enemy sniping, wluch was bad imme- 
diately the operation was over. A search party looked for him the whole night 
and the following night, but could see no si^ of him. He will be the very 
greatest loss to tiie company and the battalion. He was one of the finest, keenest 
and most popular X.C.O.'s we had, and set a wonderful example to everjone.' 
Unm. 

CRAIG, T , Private. Xo. 7210, The Canu-ron Highlanders ; served with the 
Exjieditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 14 Sept. 1914. 

CR.\M, C, Shoeing Smith. Xo. 558U, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bavs) 
s.rv.-d with the Expeditionary Force iu France ; killed I Sept. 1914. 

CR.\MP, E. W., Private, Xo. 1037, 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards; served 
with the Kxpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914. 

CRAMP, H. W., Private, Xo. 157, 1st Battn. The Royal Warwicksliire Regt. 
served with the Exfteditionary Force iu France ; died of wounds 13 Oct. 1914. 

CRAN, ERNEST, Able Seaman, H.M. Submarine E/37, R.X.. 4th s. of the late 

Robert Cran. by his wife, Georgina (642, George Street, Aberdeen), dau. of the 
late George Smith, of Bucksburn : b. Aberdeen, 18 Dec. 1892; educ. Skene 
Square Public School there ; was a Grocer's Assistant ; enlisted in the Roval 
Field Artillery 20 April. 1909 ; transferred to the Royal Xavy 6 Jan. 1910 ; 
ser\ed on many ships, and was drowned at sea 3 Dec. 1916 ; unm. 

CRANE, A., Sapper, X'o. 11464, R.i:. ; served with the Exp:;iitiouary Force 

iu France died of wounds 1914. 

CRANE, GEORGE WILLIAM DAVID, Private, X^o. 485, 2nd Battn. The Ritte 
Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), s. of Private George Crane, Armv Service Corps, 
of 40, Cromwell Road. Colchester, by his wife. Laura, dau. of David (and Mary 
Ann) Asherwood, of ColchesUr ; b. Xewmarket, 19 Feb. 1897 ; educ. St. Jolin'a 
Grammar School, Colchester: was formerly in the employ of the River Plate 
Meat Company, and volunt;irily enlisted Aug. 1914 ; served with the Ex|>edi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 19 Dec. following, and wiis killed in 
action at the Battle of the Somme 1 July, 1916, at Aveluy, near Albert; unnh. 




VOL. HI, 



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The Roll of Honour 




IIRANEFIELD, REGINALD THOMAS, l>ri- 

vali-. Nil. -iri.'.r. 1st Hattn. llonourulilc Artillery 
Comimny (T.l'.). 2iicl x. of Philip Criiiiclli-ld, of 
*K>. (Jruiixillf Park, lilui-kheatli. London. S.M., 
Assistant SnpLTintcndi'nt on the line of the 
South Ea:itern & Chatham Hallway, by his wile, 
Uinily. dan. of Thomas Ueail ; h. Clapham 
Common. London, S.W., 15 June, 189.3 ; ed\lc. 
Colfe Grammar School. I.c^wishain, S.E.. and 
was a pnpil on tlu^ South Eastern Railway ; 
joined the )I.A.C. 9 Sov. I'JU ; served with 
the HxiK-ditionary Force in France and Elanders 
from 1 .lidv. I'.n's. and was killed in action at 
Oppy 24 April. 1917. Buried on the battlefield. 
One" of his ollicers wrote: "He was a very 
splendid member of the regiment," and Ins 
Section Commander : " He was hit when the 
enemy were counter-attackiny. (loin<i liis duty 
„ . . , -^ ^ «= ij and Kreativ assistins; me in kcepins my .section 

Reginald T. Cranefleld. ^^^^ ,„. i^j^ p„.„ eoolness. He acted magnifi- 
cently, and in a manner bcHttiflg the gentleman we all knew him to be." Unm. 
CRANNEY, J., Private. .No. 8802, 1st liattn. The King's Own (Koyal Lancaster 
Kegt.) ; served with the ICxpeilitionary Force in France ; died 5 Oct. 19U. 
CRASKE, W. E., Private. So. 9940, Ist liattn. The Northumberland Fusiliers ; 
served witiv the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 20 Oct. 1914. 
CR.WEN, G., Private, No. 6155, 3rd IJattn. The East Yorkshire Uegt. ; served 
with the Expeditionaiy Force in France; killed in action 38 Oct. 1914. 

CRAWFORD, CHARLES NOEL, 2nd Lievit., 1st Battn. (4«tli Foot) The 
Northamptonshire liegt., s. of 1. A. Crawford, late of the Indian Civil Service, 
bv his wife Maud, dau. of Colonel C. E. Foster, of Guilsbcnuujli, Nortliampton. 
and who formerly conmianded the 3nd Battn. The NortliaiH|itoii~liire Uegt. for 
many years • 6.' Northampton, 23 Nov, 1895 ; educ. Haileybiiry, where lie 
obtained a Scholarship for Magdalene College, Cambridge ; was gazetted 2ild 
Lieut 10th Iteservc Cavalry 12 Nov. 1914, with whom he trained for some time 
at ciirragli Camp, later transferring to the Northamptonhirc Eegt. ; served 
witli the Expiilitionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 
near Loos S \pril 19113. Buried in the Military Cemetery at Loos. Major Denis 
Tollemache wrote : " I am writing to offer you. on behalf of .all his brother officers, 
our heartfelt sympathy, and to tell vou how deeply we ourselves deplore the loss 
of so nallant and capable an otlicer. He had only lately joined us, but we had 
already found out his excellent ciualities, and realized how lucky wc were to get 
him. Everyoni! had taken to liim at once. He was killed by a sphnter from a 
IJerman shell, in the firing line in front of Loos, on the night of the 8th inst. 
He died almost immediately, and I think painlessly, for he was never conscious 
aoain Wc buried him in the little niilitar>- cinietery in Loos, and have put a 
wooden cross at tin- head of his grave. We miss him exceedingly." t'lim. 
CRAWFORD, H. P., Private, No. 7049, 1st Battn. The Cameron Highlanders ; 
9i-rved with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CRAWFORD, J., Private. No. 11100, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards ; 
served with the Expcuiitionary Force in France ; killed in action 1 Sept. 1914. 

CRAWLEY, HERBERT FRANCIS, L.-CorpL. No. 552137. lOtll Battn. 
(Queen's Westminster Rifles) The London Ilegt.(T.F.), yr. .v. of the late Charles 
Henry Crawley, by his wife, JIathilde Louise (Bexley Heath, co. Kent), dau. of 
Monsieur Lefc-bvre ; i>. Buckhurst Hill, co. Essex. 3 .^lay. 1894 ; educ. Burton 
Grammar School; was a Shipieng i l,rk ; joined the Qlieen's Westminster 
Rifles 5 Dec 1915 : served with the lOxiieditionary Force in France and Salonika, 
and died in Salonika Hospital 19 May. 1917. from wounds received in action at 
Salonika. He m. at Christ Church. Bexley Heath, 12 Feb. 1910, Anna Hugolina 
(Barnshurst, Keston, co. Kent), yst. dau. of Alfred Samuel Andrews. 

CRAYTON, J., Driver, No. 25457, R.E. ; served with the Expeditionary F'orce 
in France ; killed in action 25-27 Sept. 1914. 

CREASEY, A. S., Private, No. 10303. The Loyal North Lancashire Rcgt. : 
served witli the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 

CREASEY, C, Private, No. 7508, 2nd Battn. The E.S3ex Regt. ; served with 
the Expplitionary Force in France ; killed in action 21 Oct. 1914, 

CREFIN, J., Private, No. 4672, 2nd Battn. The Connaught Rangers ; served 
with thi- Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 23 Oct. 1914. 

CREVIER, C, Saddler-S.Tgt., No. 82522, R.F.A. ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killi^d in action 1 Nov. 1914. 

CRESSWELL, FRANK, 2nd Lieut.. 9th (Sorrice) Battn. The Leicestershire 
Kegt.. only child of Francis Cresswell. of Barrow-on-Soar, Loughborough, 
M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond.. liy his wife, Emily Christiana, dau. of the Rev. 
Francis Buttanshaw, Vicar of Cotterstock, co. Northants ; b. Winchmore Hill, 
CO. .Middlesex, 5 Mav, 1895 ; educ. Loughborough Grammar School, and was to 
have gone into residence at Balliol College, Oxford, in Oct. 1914, but for the 
outbreak of war ; joined the Leicestershire Territorials as a Private 10 Aug. 1914 ; 
was promoted L.-Corpl. in Oct., and g;i/.ett.-d 2nd Lieut. 9th Leicestershire Kegt. 
26 F'eb. 1915; served with the Expnlitionarv Force in Frame and Flanders 
from 29 July following, and died near Arras l.s .May, 1916, from wounds received 
in action an hour earlier, wliile bringing in one of his men who was woundcvl 
when out with a wiring party. Buried in the Military Cemetery, Hanneseamps. 
Col. Haig wrote : " Yonr son was such a keen, clever boy, always ready to do any 
job. and was always without fear. I feel his loss very much." and the Chaplain : 
" I want to express to you the sympathy of every man and officer in the 9th 
Battn. They all loved your son ;" he was a man without any fear for himself, 
but full of fear for those under his command." Unm. 

CRESWELL, JOHN LANCASHIRE, L.-Corpl. , No. 6546, 2nd Battn. The 
Honourable Artillery Company (T.F.), 4th s. of Frank Stenhouse Cri;swell. of 
Crumpsall. Wimbledon, S.W., Merchant, by his wife, Emily, dau. of the late 
Joseijh Seddon Scholes, of Crumpsalt Hall, near Manchester ; b. Wimbledon, 
S.W., 21 Dec. 1892 ; educ. Rokeby, Wimbledon. S.W., and at Lancing College ; 
was in business with his father ; joined the H.A.C. 3 Jan. 1916 ; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 3 Oct., being promoted 
L.-Corpl. on the field in Jan. 1917, and died 3 April following, of wounds 
received in an attack on .an outpost at Ecoust St. Mein, near Croisille, two days 
previous. Buried in tlie Military Cemetery at Colincamps, six miles north of 
Albert. His Company Sergt. wrote : " I always regarded him more as a pal 
than as one of my section. He was an absolute brick in his patience and cheer- 
fulness. . . . When he was brought in he was very cheerful indeed, in spit« of 
his pain, and showed no end of patience while his wound was being dressed. . . . 
I am sincerely sorry for your loss, which is mine too," and another wrote : " He 
■was well liked and respected by all who knew him. He was always cheerful and 
practical, and a very sincere and helpful friend. In the line he was all that 



could be wished for in a man — brave, calm, and very |>raiiieal and resourceful. 
1 am very grieved at the loss of so great and excellent a frienil as he was to me, 
and ni\' greatest syni[>atliy is with you." Unm. 



Koyal Warwickshire 
led in action 21 Nov. 



CRESWELL, S., L.-CorpL, No. 1852. 2ud liattn. Tie- 
Regt. ; served with the J'lxpeditionary F'orce in France ki 
1914. 

CRICHTON, HERBERT CLOWE, 2nd Lieut.. 18tli (Service) Battn. The 
Manchester Regt.. yst. s. of (ieorge Criehtou. of South ICen^iuglon. S.W., M.D,, 
by his wife. .Agues Sofihia. dau. tif John Raggett L'liwin. F.R.C.S. ; h. Twicken- 
ham. 22 Jum;, 1883 ; educ. Epsom College ; went out to Bangalore, India, as a 
Miister in Bishop (Jotton's School ; returned to England and entered Oxford as 
a non-Collegiat^-* ; was a member of the O.T.C. ; enlisted in June, 1915; olitained 
a commission 24 .(iily following ; served with the ICxpeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders, and wa- aecidentally killed 7 Oct. 191(1. by a bomb left on the road- 
way, which exiiloded lieneath him. Buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, near 
Beeordel. His Coniinanding Otlicer wrote : " Your son had only been with 
us three months. Liif during that time the battalion has been engaged in severe 
fighting, in wliieli be had borne his part nobly. He was a good and promising 
oltieer. ;uiil was nni\ersally popular with all ranks," and his ('liaplain ; " He 
died in the Field .Vmhiilanci- at 1 a.m. this morning as the result of a bomb 
explosion la^t night. .\ii nnexpkided bomb went off suddenly as his battalion 
were marching into a new position. ... 1 did not know your son as well as the 
cliaplain who li\ ed with the battalion did, but I met him from tinu; to time, and 
llad come to admin- his conscientiousness and earnest spirit," Unm. 

CRIDLAND, S., Private, No. 9220, Ist Battn. The Rifli! Brigade ; s,-rved with 
the Expeditionary I'orce in Friince ; killed in action 25 Sept. 1914. 

CRIGGIE, JAMES, M.M., Sergt., No. 11140, 12tli (Service) Uattn. T'he Royal 
Scots (Lothian Rrgt.). yst. s. of the late David CJriggie. by his wife, .Margaret 
(34, IJueen Street, t.Iourdon), dau, of Robert Cruickslumk ; h. Gourdon, co. Kin- 
cardine, 4 .\ug. 1890 ; educ. Public School there ; enlisted 29 .\pril, 1'.)I2 ; served 
with the Expeditionary F'orce in F'rance and Flanders from .\ug. 1914 ; took 
part in the Retreat from Mens, the Battle of the Marue, the F'irst and Second 
Battles of Ypres, the lighting at Neuve Chapellc, the Battle of Loos, and the 
Battle of the Somme, when he was wounded during a bombing raid 22 July, 
1916, and was killed in action near Ypres 20 Sept. 1917. Buried in Mendinghem 
British Cemetery, Proven, near Ypres. He was mentioned in Desitatches by 
General (now F.M.) Sir [>ougl.as Haig, for killing one German and capturing 
anotlier in No Man's Land on 17 June, 1917, the latter subsequently supplying 
valuable information, and was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and dis- 
tinguished service in the field ; unm. 

CRIGHTON, WILLIAM ROBERTSON, Private, No. 18877, 8th (Service 
Battn. The iilaek Watch (Royal Highlanders). 3rd ,s. of William Crighton, Head 
Gardeiu-r at Dalhonsie Castle, lioiinx riilg, Midlothian, bv his wife, Sarah, dau. 
of Donald Leiteh ; b. Portobello, Edinburgh, 27 May,' 1898; educ. Oathlaw 
Public School, and Forfar Academy ; was a Gardener at Brechin Castle, co, 
Forfar; enlisted G Feb. 1917: served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flanders from 28 June, and was killed in action at Zonnebekc, Ypres, 28 Scjit. 
following, liiiried there ; unm. 

CRIPPIN, HARRY WILLIAM, M.C., Brigade-.Major, 87th Battery, R,F,A,, 
s. of Henry Hall Crippin, of The Red Cottage, Ramsey, Isle of Man, by his wife, 
Catherine Gra.v. dau. of .\lexander Sutherland ; b. Huyton, near Liverpool, 
14 March, 1889 : educ, Wellington College, and the Royal .\Iilitary .\caderay. 
Woolwich ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.F.A. 23 July, 1909 ; promoted Lieut. 23 
Dec. 1912. 'Temp. Capt. 29 May, 1915, Capt, 23 Dec. following, and Brigade- 
Major 10 March, 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 1914 ; was appointed Gunner Adjutant 1915, being subsequently 
given command of a Field Battery of Artillery, and was killed in action 8 Sept. 
l916. while with his General reconnoitring for new gun j>ositions. Major t'rippin 
was mentioned in Despatches [London (;a/.rtte. 17 Feb. 1915) by F..M. Sir John 
(now Lord) French, for gallant and distinuMii^hed ser\ire in the field, and waa 
awarded the Military Cross [London Gazette, 18 Feb. 19151 ; unm.. 

CRISELL, W., Private, No. 1073, 3rd Battn. The Rifle Brigade ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 

CRITCHLEY, F. B., L.-Corp!.. No. 9111. 2nd Battn. The South Lancashire 
Regt. ; served with the Exi>editionary F'orce in France ; killed in action 27 
Nov. 1914. 

CRITCHLOW, S., Bugler, No. 10818, 2nd Battn, The Durham Light Infantry 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 8 Oct. 1914. 

CRITTLE, ALFRED BERTRAM, Private, No. 4014, A Coy., 1st Platouo. 
2;4tli (Territorial) Battn. The Queen's Own 
(Koval West Kent Regt.), s. of Albert Thomas 
I'rittle. of 3, John Street, Tunbridge Wells, 
Carver, Gilder and Picture F'rame Maker, by 
his wife, Lydia ; 6, Tunbridge Wells, co. Kent, 
27 Aug. 1893 ; educ. there at the School of 
King Charles the Martvr ; was a Tailor ; joined 
the 4th Royal West Kent R.'gt. 18 Feb. 1916; 
ser\ed with the ICgyplian l-Ixpeditionary F'orce 
in l^gypt and Palestinr Irom tlie following .\llg., 
and was killed in action at the Battle of Gaza 
19 .April, 1917. His Captain wrote : " His 
death is a very great loss to my company and 
also the regiment, and I personally miss him 
very much, as he was always so willing and 
chcerftll. In the company he was loved and 
respected by all who knew him," and a comrade : 
■■ He was such a nice quiet chap, and always 
re.ady to go out of Ins way to do anyone a good 
turn. I miss Idm myself very much. Iwas 
with lum just before he was killed. He wiis hit 
in the head and killed instantly." Unm. 

CROCKER, A., Private, No. 7264, 1st Battn. The Coldstream Guards ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 26 Sept. 1914. 

CROCKER, H., L.-CorpL, No. 10073, 2nd Battn. The Welsh Regt. ; served 
with the lvxi»editionary Force in France ; killed in action 22 Oct. 1914. 

CROCKETT, M., Private, No. 6013, The Gordon Highlanders ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force iu France ; killed in action 24 Oct. 1914. 

CROCKFORD, L., Private, No. 9773, 1st Battn. The Koyal Berkshire Regt. ; 
served with the F^xpeditionary Force in F'rance ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

CROFT, A., Private. No. 7610. 1st Battn. The West Yorkshire Regt. ; served 
witli the F^xpeditionary F'orce in F'ranee ; killed in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

CROFT, R., Private, No. 7876. 2nd Battn. The Royal Sussex Regt. ; served 
1 with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 27 Sept. 1914. 




.\lfred Bertram Crittle. 



The Roll of Honour 




Edward V. M. Crofton. 



CROFTON, EDWARD VIVIAN MORGAN, Lkut., Special Reserve, Royal 

Engini-er^, only s. ol i;il\v;ml Himh Itobt-rt Croltoii. of Marlton House, 
Wicklow. by his wile. Wilhi-hniiKi Francis Westropp Harrison, dau. of 
William .lolin Harrison Mon-Iaiid. of Kahcen 
Manor, cu. Clare : and a sreat-^d-SQii. of Sir 
Hui;h trofton. of Mohiil Castle, co. Leitrim, 
Hart. ; 6. Uublin : uiultTwcnt training at Chat- 
liant ; afterwards si-rved witli a Field (Joy, at 
(Gibraltar ; returned home in July, 1914 ; 
was stationed at Chatham ; he assisted in 
traininjr G2nd Field Coy. ; served with the 
ICxpeditionary Force in France and Flanders 
from -May, 1915; took part in the operations 
in the Vpres salient ; was invalided lionie 
sutferinK from shell concussion : rejoined his 
ri'giment at Chatham on his reeovi-ry in March. 
191U, and ai^ain went to France Aug. 19H» ; 
was kili'-d in a<-ti«n 14 July. 1917. near Viers- 
traat. liuried then-. His Conimandiu'j Officer 
wrot€ : " He was a vcr\- gallant officer and a 
loyal friend, hard working and conscientious, 
always ready to carry tlirough any work, even 
in difficult circumstances. The following inci- 
dent is typical : Jiefore the attack on ^ April, 
1017, your son was responsible for laying out 
OTtain assembly trenches In No Man's Land, and a <-ovi-ring party had been 
arranged for, but had failed to get into jjosition ; iie\crtlielcss. your son, at great 
personal risk, went out and correctly laid out and finally dug the trenches : 
he did this with great fearlessness and erticiency, and one of his N.C.O.'s received 
the Military Medal for this very work. His loss will he much felt and liis place 
hard to fill," and a brother officer : " Your son has been one of the brave men 
who have sacrificed everything for the sake of his principles; he was always 
admired and popular among ua, and we all feel lus loss, both as a fine soldier 
and a fine man." Another also wrote : " Your son's sense of duty led him to get 
away from the job he had at the Base and come up to the Front. Many men 
would have preferred to have stayed at the Base at the expense of their better 
feelings," and another : " Your son was one of the most fearless officers I have 
met." Unm. 

CROLL, CHARLES, L.-Corpl., Xo. S/11862. 8th (Service) Battn. Seaforth 
Highlanders (Hoss-sliire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), 3rd surv. s. of Charles 
Croll. of 43. Prince Albert Buildings. Edinburgh. Compositor, by his wife, Jane, 
dau. of James Henderson ; b. Edinburgh, 1 Dec. 1889 ; educ. South Bridge 
Board School there ; was a Compositor : enlisted 24 Nov. 1915 ; served with 
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 22 March. 191fi. and was 
killed in action 17 Aug. following, while out with a bombing party. Buried near 
where he fell ; lutm. 

CROMB, DAVID RANKIN, M.A.. 2nd Lieut.. 13th (Service) Battn. The Royal 
Scots (Lotliian Regt.), .s. of David Gall Cromb. of 14. Eyre Crescent. Edinburgli. 
by his wife, Eleanor Raukin ; b. Edinburgh. 20 June, 1896 ; educ. Daniel 
Stewart's College, where he gained several Bursaries and Scholarships, and was 
three times awarded a Foundation, i-nti'ring Edinburgh University with the 
Duudas Bursarv : won the Greek Medal, and was equal with another for the 
Greek Memorial* (Butchart) Prize, graduating M.A. ; he won in open corapttition 
the Crichton Bursarv in Medicine; was a m<'mber of the O.TC. ; joiurd tlif 
6th Officers' Cadet Corps at Oxford in March, 1916 ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near Arras 23 
April, 1917. Buried there. A brother officer wrote: "I look back with the 
neatest pleasure to the time we were together. He was a flue fellow, brave and 
fool in action, and having a strong sease of duty ; he was a most reliable officer 
and was popular with his men. and a great favourite with his brother officers. 
His untimely death will be a sad loss to all." He was a keen sportsman, a good 
golfer, and played half-back for the First XV. ; unm. 

CROMBIE, JOHN EUGENE, Capt.. 4th (Territorial) Battn. The Gordon 
Highlanders, onlv s. of the late John William Crombie, M.P. for co. Kincardine, 
by his wife, Miniia. dau. of the Right Hon. Eugene Wason, 3LP. for Clackmannan 
and Kinross ; b. 91, Onslow Square, London, S.W., 30 April. 1896 ; educ. Sum- 
merfields and Winchester, where he took an Exhibition, and was going up to 
Christ Church, Oxford ; was a member of the O.T.C. at Winchester College ; 
obtained a commission in the 4t!i Gordons in Sept. 1914 ; served with the Expe- 
ditionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1915 : was wounded 23 April, 
and invalided home; rejoined his regiment on recovery: was again inva!id'd 
home in Oct. 1915 ; after several severe operations was sent to his Reserve P.attii. 
and assisted in training the men for the New Army ; returned to France Nov. 
1916; promoted Capt. in Dec. and died, 23 April. 1917. of wounds received 
during the Battle of Arras. Buried at Agney-les-Duisans, near Arras ; unm. 
CROMBIE, WILLIAM, D.C.M.. Regtl. Quarterm;vster-Sergt., Xo. 8214, 1st 
Battn. (2F>th Foot) The King's Own Scottish Borderers, eldest s. of the late 
William Crombie Sergt.. King*^ Rovai Rifle Corps, by his wife, Sarah (now wife 
of Benjamin Herbrrt Hopkins, of Hanover, Carlow), dau. of Denis Cahill, of 
Limerick- b. Parklmrst. Me of Wight. 20 Feb. 1889; educ. Royal Hibi-rnian 
Militarv School. Dublin ; enlisted G Feb. 1903 ; served in Egypt. India, and with 
the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli from April, 1915 : took part 
in the landing there on the 25th. and the evacuation in Jan. 1910; landed in 
France 20 Jlarch, 1916, and died at Xo. 47 Casualty Clearing Station 4 Oct. 1917. 
from wounds received in action. Buried in Doziimhrui Cemetery, eight and 
a half miles north-west of Y'pres. His Comman.lMiL' (Ulic'T, in recommendmg 
him for the D.C.M., wrote: " Regtl. (Jua^t.ernl:l^lrr■s,■r•_'t. Crombie has done 
very good work throughout the whoh- campaign. In GaUii>oli he superintended 
the briuiiing Up of rations luider very difficult 
circunistauces.and in many instances undir vrry 
heavy fire. By his zeal and devotion to duty 
he has shown a very fine example to all ranks." 
He was awarded the Distlngviished Conduct 
Medal, also a Parchment Conduct Certificate 
(posthumouslv), " for gallantry and devotion to 
dutv." 

D 6 U G L A S-C R O M P T O N , SYDNEY 
H.\ROLD LIONEL, 2nd Lirut.. 1st I'.attn. 
(7th Foot I Tbr Roval Ku^iliers (City of London 
K.gt.). first-born child of Sydney Douglas- 
Cnunptnn, of Bn-ightmet-Cromley. Beeson, near 
Stokfuham. near Kingsbridge. South Devon, 
formerlv of EI Cipr»-s. La Orotava. Tenerilfe. 
Canarv" Islands, bv his wife. Kathleen Louise 
Douslas, vr. dau. of the late Dr. Mordey Douglas, 
of Sunderland, and of Salamanca, Santa Cruz. 
T.ti.rilfe. bv his wife. Emma. dau. of Sampson 
Pavne. of Southampton ; 6. El Cipns aforesaid. 
2 June, 1896; educ. Mr. Haskin's School. 
Leatherhead. and Sir Will Borlase's School. 
Great Marlow : joined the 1st Surrey Rifles as a Private 8 Aug. 1914 : 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 15 March, 



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1915 ; was recommended for a commission in July, and went to the Cadet 
School at (fenoral Headquarters, being Kazetted 2nd Lieut. Koyal Fu^ihers 
27 Aufr. liH.i. On :S0 April, 1910, he wa.s slightly wounded, and after heinfe 
in hospital at t'amiers for three weeks, was invalided home; returned to 
France early in Sept. ; transferred to the Eoyal Naval Air Service with tho 
rank of Flight Suh-Lieut. in June, after which he was stationed at tlie 
Crystal Palace for a few days, joining H.M.S. Lightfoot ou the Sth of that 
montli. After a ntonth at .sea he underwent a nine month.*' .course in tlyine, 
hut it was subsequently found that his temperament was not suited t<i aviation, 
and in May. 1917. he Vejoini^d the lloya! Fusiliers, and was killed in action at 
Messiue.s Ridge 7 June following. An officer of liis battalion wrote ; " His end 
Wiis as fine a.s it could possibly be. He tied a blue handkerchief to his stick, and 
told liis men to follow it. He was perfectly splendid, and seemed to forget there 
was any danger." I'nm. 

CRONSHAW, J., Private, Xo. 2486. 1st Battn. The Manchester Regt. ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of disease 19 June, 191G. 

CROOK, ALBERT EDWARD, MM., Private, No. 1002 (S), 63rd R.N.D., 
il.M.L.I., X. of Hdward Crook, of Hothersall, Longridge, near I'riiston, Farmer, 
by his wife, Klizabeth Kllen, dau. of Thomas Clegg ; b. Longridge, Preston, co. 
Lancaster, 12 ilav, 1895 ; educ. there ; was a Cotton Weaver ; enlisted 9 Aug. 
1915 ; served with the E.\peditionary Force in France and Flanders, and died 
27 Oct. 1917, from wounds received in action at Ypres the previoiLs day. Iluried 
in the Dozinghem Cemi-tery, near Ypres. An officer wrote : " Your son was an 
outstanding man. and by his coolness and courage last April (for which he was 
awarded the Military .Medal) won for himself a reputation that extended beyond 
the battalions witli which we work, and made him known to every senior othcer 
in our own division and in others. In the battery itself he was unrivalled in his 
bravery, ami by his death we have lost a brilliant soldier, as well as a good 
comrade," and .another : " I am proud of your boy. He has the heart of a lion 
and as lirave. ... I must congratulate you on having a son like liim. Words 
cannot express how or what I think of him. and you ought to be proud of him." 
H ■ was awardi5d the .Military Medal for bravery In the field ; unm. 

CROOK, H., Privat.", No. 0747, The South Wales Borderers: served with the 
Fxpeditioiiary I'lTee in France ; died of wounds 1914. 

CROPPER, ALEXANDER, 2nd Lieut.. The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire 
Kigt.). attd R.F.C. yr. ». of the Rev. Charles Henry Edward Croi>|>er. Vicar of 
Holv Triuitv. Clifton," bv his wife, Ethel Mary. dau. of the Rev. Conrad Samuci 
fire.u ; b. I.iverpool. 8 Dec. 1896; educ. Trent College, and the Royal .Military 
Colleg ■. Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Wiltshire Regt. 21 Dee. 1915, being 
sulnequ.ritlv attached to the R.F.C. ; served with the Expedition.ary Force in 
France an 1 Flanders from 1 Jime. 1916, and died at Xo. 9 Casualty Clearing 
Station 22 Oct. following, from woun Is received diu-ing an aerial fight over .\lbert 
the same day. Buried at Contay. His Major wrote : " I cannot express how 
much I regret the loss of such a gallant and promising young officer. He never 
failed to carry out any duty allotted to llim, and I had singled him out for early 
promotion. He belonged also to my regiment, and X was very proud of the fact, 
as he was siii-li :i Mm- st.iui|i of fellow." Unm. 

CROSBY, JOHN METCALFE, Corpl., 2nd 
Uattu. H A.C. (T.F.). I'lder «. of John William 
Crosby, of Hutton .\venue. West Hartlepool, 
an I of Liglitwood. i'iaglesclitfe. West Durham, 
Sliiijowner, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of the 
lat.' John Metcalfe, of West Hartlepool ; educ. 
at Kossall School ; entered his father's office, 
.Messrs. Crosby, Magee <fe Co., Sliipowneis, 
West Hartlepool, in 1907 : prior to the war was 
a lieutenant in the Durham Royal tiarrison 
(T.F.) Artillery, but enlisted as a Private in 
the H.A.C. in' Feb. 1916: served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, 
and was killed in action 24 July, 1917, by a 
machine-gun bullet, wlUle out witii a wiring 
party near Mory. Buried there ; unm, 
CROSBY, SAMUEL, Private, Xo. •2SG6, 4th 
(Territorial) Battn. The Cheshire Regt., ». 
of the late Samuel Crosby, Labourer, by Ids 
wife, Annie (10, Abbot Street, UirkenheadK 
dau. of Henry Ellison ; b. Birkenliead, co. 
Chester. 1 March. 1896 ; educ. Laird Street 
Schools there : was for a time employed on the Railway, being subsequently 
emploved in a Flour .Mill ; joined the Cheshire Territorials on the outbreak ol 
war in .-Vug. 1914: served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt 
from April, 1916. and ilied in Palestine -29 March, 1917, from wounds received 
in action. 

CROSHAW, FRANK HERBERT, Drummer. No. 3647, 2/8th (Service) Battn. 
The Royal Warwickshire Regt., attd. 182nJ 
Trench Mortar Battery, eldest a. of Harry 
( roshaw, of 88, Ettington Road, ,\ston Manor, 
Birmingham, bv liis wife, Nellie, dan. of Edward 
Ivveritt ; b. Edgbaston, Birmingham, 28 Jan. 
1893 : educ. Harborne Council School : was 
a Jeweller: enlisted 9 Jan. 1915 : served with 
the i;\peditionary Force in France and Flandors 
irnni tlie following April; transferred to thi* 
1 remli Mortar Battery in Aug. 1916, and died 
14 (Jet. following, from wounds received ia 
action near Xeuve Chapelle a few liours pte- 
viouslv. while running to his gun. Biiried in 
Laventie Slilitary Cemetery. His Captain 
wrote : " From tlie first he showed liimself 
courageous, cheerful, and anxious for work ; 
he was without exception one of my best men, 
1 feel his loss as a personal sorrow; he died 
thinking only of liis duty." He was a keen 
sportsman, being also very fond of music, and 
was for some time connected with the Church 
Lads' Brigade ; unm. 
CROSLAND, IREVOR ALLINGTON, 2nd Lieut.. 2nd Battn. (23rd Foot) 
The i!.)val Welch Fusiliers, vst. .«. of Thomas Pearson Crosland, of Xewhouse 
Hall Hiidderslleld, J.l".. bv his wile, Charlotte Elizabeth, dau. of John Sykes, 
of (roes Howell, co. Denbigh, J. P. : and gdson. of the late T. P. Crosland, 




John Metcalfe Crosby. 




Frank Herbert Croshaw . 



.M.P., 1). 



. for CO. York : 6. Huddersfleld, co. York. 28 Dec. 1896 : educ. Harrow, 



S.H.L.Douglas-Crompton. 



and the Roval Militarv College, Sandhurst : gazetted 2nd Lieut. 12 Aug. 1915 ; 
served with'the Kxped'itionarv Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in 
action at Oivenchv 22 June, 1916. Major-General H. S. Landon. D.S.O., 
Commanding 33rd' Division, wrote : " Your son was a most gallant and 
promising young officer, and his loss is much felt in the regiment. I hear on 
■ill sidis how good an officer lie was, and fully determined to do his duty ; 
this he did nobly, and his example will long be felt. You will liave heard 



68 



The Roll of Honour 




Trevor Allineton Crosland 

F.. lliiiiinr, X' 



CROSS, E 

I'ORT ill VVi 



Cinii 

klllr 




Edward K. L. Cross. 



Ilu- ililails ol his rlilitli. Inil 1 wiint.'.l 111 li'll 
vol! how iiiiii-h hf was hiluMil :iikI a|i|irc-- 
i-iiiti'd, ami how muili wi' s\ni|mthize with 
jou," and l.iinit.-dfiicnil Fram-is J.loyd. 
D.S.O., K.I'.Ii. : " As Coloiu.l of thr Koynl 
Wfkli, 1 Ui'iilore tlii'' loss of a nallant oIliciT, 
1111(1 to yourself it is iniiiossilili- for iiu; to say 
what 1 fffi in synipathi/.iiit: with you on this, 
vour sroond offi-riui-' to tin- i-oimtr\'. It is all 
too tiTrihlf, but rvin in Ihr yri-at c-alainity 
thiTC is lirido that must rnduri'." Colonel 
('rawshny, U.S.O.. wrote ; ■' He was a splendid 
hoy, and one of the sort we eaii ill spare. On 
the night 21st-22ncl, at 2 p.m.. the' enemy Mew 
an enormous mine. 1 regret to say the treneli 
in whieli your son was was hlown up. We all 
miss him, and eyery<me was very fond of him. 
I am afraid yon will feel it very mueh. It will 
he some satisfaction to you to know he was ji 
real soldier and a leader of men." Unm. 

I :!48(i8. K.(;..\. ; served with the Expeditionary 

lion 27 Sept. 19H. 

CROSS, EDWARD KENNETH LESLIE, 
Private, No. 2:)I2S, Itlli (Serviee) I'.attn. 
I'he Koyal Warwiikshire H,-i;t., ,<. of Hdwald 
Cross, oi" Wood l'":iriii. Weddili;:toii. Nuneaton, 
Farmer, b\- his wife. M. i:mily. dan. of 'riiomas 
S. Thompson ; h. Wood Farm aforesaid. 8 
.\pril. 1808; edue. Kim; Kilward VL's (irani- 
iiiar Seliool. Nuneaton : was a Farm Maliajler : 
enlisted 111 Jan. 1017 ; served with the JCxiiedi- 
tionarv Foree in Frame and Flanders from 
111 .Inly, and died at No. :i7 Casualty Clc-arini; 
Statioil. 4 Oet. 11117, from wounds received in 
action to file east of Ypres earlier ill the day. 
I'.iiried ill the Soldiers' Cenieferv- at God- 
waei-svelde ; iiurii. 

CROSS, J., I'rivatc, No. IKllil. 1st llattll. 
The Dorsetshire Hej^t. ; served with the ICxpedi- 
lioiiarv Force in France; killed in action 

22 Oet. IIIU. 

CROSS, J. H., Private. No. 1(1887. 2ild liattn. 
The King's Own (Yorkshire J-iglit Infantry): 
served with the Fxpcditionary Foree in Frame ; 



kill.'d in ailion 18 Oct 

CROSS, T., Scrgt 
[■ixpcilitionary Fore 

CROSS, THOMAS 



11114. 



No. 7320. 
in Fraiu'c 



Border 
- II Nov. 



llejlt. 

lau. 



served witli tie 



ltd 




Thomas E. K. Cross 



2nd Battn. The 
died of tetanu 

EDWARD KYNASTON, Capt., 30tll Brisadi 

I'irhl .Xrtiller.i. only «. of the late lleoige 
lOdmillid Kyiiaston Cross, M.A. (Oxoli.). 
]{ariister-at-l.aw, hy his wife. Margaret .Maud 
Kvna.^ton ( l-j-Iands." Crondall, co. Hants), dan. 
of" the late Frederic Newton tiishorne : h. 
Sudhnry. Ontario. Canada, IH T''eh. 18112 ; 
edue. Clifton College, and Hoyal .Militarv' 
.Veademv, Woolwich; was gazetted Lieut, 
.lulv, 11112; promoted Capt. .\iig. llllli; served 
witii the Ivxpeditionarv- Force in i-'raiicc and 
Flanders; took liart in the retreat from Mons. 
and succeeding i-iig;igeiiients ; was slightly 
woniidi-d and invalided home with tniicli 
fever l.'j Aug. llllli 
pointed Instrnctor 
ill Nov. was sent ti 
battery ; returned 
and was killed in 
following. Uiiried 
Vlaniertinglie. \v 
iiig Olheer wrot 



:ip- 



oil his recovcr.N' was 

for OlHcers at liipc 

Ireland in cominand of .i 

to France 7 .May, 11117. 

action at Ypres 1:1 .Inly 

in lirandhoek Cemetery, 

t of Ypres. His Command- 

: " lie was so clieerful and 



bright ; we miss liiiii badh' : he had just taken 
on some work tliat I hoped would bring him distiuctioii, as I had high idea of 
his capacity. We sliall mi.ss him badly." Vitm. 

CROSS, W., Private. No. 27(13, The Loyal North l.aucashire Uegt. ; served 
with the lixpeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 1 1 Oct. 1014. 
SHEPHERD-CROSS, CECIL HERBERT SHEPHERD, Major. Duke of 
1 ineaster'- men V. ,itii:uii\ , attd. Machine tlun Corps. 2nd .■<. of Herbert Shepheid- 
Cro.ss, of Haniels Park, liuntingford. co. Ilerls, 
M.P. for Uoltoii for over 20 years, by his \\ilr, 
l.ncy Mary. dau. of the Key. 'T. Shepherd 
Hirley ; b. Breightmet. co, Lancaster, 17 lice. 
1877"; ednc. Temple Grove; Eton, and I'lii- 
versitv College. Oxford, where he was when 
till- South .\frican War broke out : sirvcd 
through that camiiaign. IIKHI. with the Im- 
perial Yeomanry ((Juceu's .Medal witli four 
d.-isjis. and mentioned in Despatches), after 
which he was given the rank of Lieut, in the 
Hegiilar .\riii,v : was called to file Bar in 11HI4, 
subsciinentlv iiractisiiig for two \-ears. but 
tlieu entered business and interested llimself 
largely ill agriculture ; volnnteered his services 
(111 tile outbreak of the ICliropcau War; ob- 
tained a Captaincy in the Dllke of Lancaster's 
Own Veomaury (T.l''.) 22 Sept. 1014; but 
wistiing to take a more active part in the war. 
transfrrreil to Hodson's Horse in .\pril. llll.'i : 
served with the ICxpeditionary Force in Friinee 
and F'laudcrs from that month: became at- 
tached to the Machine fJun Corps in June, lOlli. being promoted Major 7 .April. 
1017, first commanding a company, and later becoming Divisional Macliiiie 
Gun Officer to the mil Division, and died near V]ires 1.') Oct. following, from 
wounds received in action. Buried in Doziughem British Cemetery. He m . 
at the Church of tlie .Anuunciatiou, St. Marvlebone. London. W.. 20 .Nov. Hill:!. 
Mcta (Hnpton House, Wirksworth, co. Derliy). dau. of l.ient.-Col. Frederick 
Leigh Grimdv. late Warwickshire Kegt., and liad four children : Michael Herbert, 
h. 20 ,Jan. 1011 ; Peter Cecil, h. 22 Nov. 1013 ; Elizabeth, b. 13 .April, 10(1(5, and 
Daphne, b. 20 .\ug. 11)07. 

CROSSLEV, JOSEPH WILLIAM, Sergt., No. 6891, l/3th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Prince of.Wales's^Owu (West Yorkshire Kegt.), 2nd s. of Thomas Crossley, 




Shepherd-Cross. 



formerly Compositor, by his wife. .lane. dau. of ( ) .Miiehall : h. \Ve:iiciby, co_ 
York, 17 Sept. 188U;"cduc. in .Mauchester : was a Printir's Proof Header, 
emploved bv " The Yorkshire (Ib.server," formerly by " The Maiiehester Guar- 
iliaii " ; enlisted 17 .May, lol.'i : attained the rank of Sergt. .'i .May, lOKl, when 
he acted as instructor in physical drill, musketry ami map reading : served witli 
the ICxiieditiouary Force in France and Flaudcr.-t from .lau. 1017, and was killed 
ill action 5 -\|iril "following hy a slieit. He was buried at l.avciitie. south-west ol 
Armentiercs. Major Oddie" w roti- : " I am ver> sorry to havf to inform \ou 
that your husband was killed in aclii>ii on the .->tli inst. Iiy a shell, and the only 
consolation I can otfer is that death w;is iiistantaiieniis. and there was no sulfer- 
illg. Your liiisband died doing his duty and doing il liiiely. I attended his. 
funeral in the militiirv eemelerv in ;i town about two miles bi'liiiul the tiring 
line." He ,11. at Piuit'blvddvu. 12 .lum-, lUllO. Catherine Klizabeth (Ivlst View, 
.301. Idle Koad. Bolton, Bradbiidl. dan. of 'I'lionias Prydderch. and had two 
ehildri-n : Gcottrcv Arnold Eaton. !>. 2.liiMe, llllil. ami Laurence William, h 17 
Sept 1012. 

CROSSMAN, GUY DANVERS MAINWARING, .M.A., 2ild Lieut., Litli 
(Serviei-I Battn. The Welsh liegt.,yst. .s. of the liev. Charles I lanvers Cro.ssman , 
of St. Fdith's, Bathamptoii. Bath. M.A. , late Rei'tor of High Ham, CO. Somerset, 
bv his wife. Isaliella .lane. dan. of Capt. Norman William Mainwaring, B.N.I. ; 
(). High Hani abiresaid, 14 .May. 188.3; edue. I'r.'paratory School, Cordwalles,. 
.Maideuliead : Marlborough, ami Worcester College. Oxford, where he graduated 
M.A. ill 1012: subse(|Ui'ntly held an appiiilitlient at Lawrence House School 
St. .\nne's-on-Sea : joined the Lnivci^ities and Public Si-hools Corps as a Private 
in Oct. 1914, after the luitbrcak of war, and was gazelted 2nd Lieut. The Welsh 
Regt. 23 .\ug. 1913 ; served with the l-^xiicditionary F'orce in [''raiiei- and I''landers 
from F"eb. lOKi, and was killed in action at Maiuetz Wood in .Inly following. 
Buried there. Colmiel Pack, late Conimaniliiig Othcer Welsh Kegt., wrote: 
'■ He was doing exceptionally wtrll, and carrieil out two or three I'ntcrprises iu 
.No .'Vlau's Land with the greatest coolness, which in my oiiiiiion rei|uires the very 
gri-atest form of courage." and Capt. liunkley: " -\ line and gallant officer; 
our success on the d;iv in (|nestiou was l;irgelv due to bis e\eell.-iit work." Lieut. 
L. W. Arkell also wrote : " He did the best work of .■inyiuie in the \Vood. Before 
tliat 1 had heard him spoken of as the coolest man in the Ijattalion," and Lieut. 
H. Davies : ". . . . He sliowed i-xceptioiial bra\ei\ in the attack : his coolness 
was ([iiite a revelation." I'luit. 

CROSSMAN, R. G., Sergt., No. 388. Military Moimted Police ; served with 
tile ICxpeilitiouary Force in I-'ranee ; died of wounds 11II4. 

CROSSON, W., Private, No. 3720, Irish Guards; servi-d with the Fxpedi- 
tionary I'orce iu I''rance ; die<l of wounds 1 Nov, 11114. 

CROUCH, A., Sergt.. No. 3I12S. ll:ith B,attery, K.V.X. ; served willi the Kxpc- 
ditionarv- Force in F'ranee ; killed 13 Sept. 1014. 

CROUCH, LIONEL WILLIAM, C;i|it,. Buckiuglianishire ( T.-rritorial ) Battn. 
The Oxfordshire and Biiekingbamsliir,' Light Infaiitrv . i-ldcr .v. of William Crouch, 
of Friarscroft, .\ylcsbury. Clerk of the Piaee bir co. Buck-, and Clerk of the- 
Buckiuglianishire" County Conueil. b\- bis wife. Helen Marian, dau. of tlie lute 
liiibert Sissons, of Newark House, Hichinoiid. co. Surrey ; li. AyU'sbnry, co. 
Biiek<, 20 Aug. 188(5: edlli-. Marlborough College. .Mter studying for tlie legal 
profession and being articled to .Messrs. Horwood and .lames, he ipialilied as a 
Solicitor in 1009. and subseipieiitlv luaetised in .\ylesbiiry, during wliicli time 
he was appoint^'d Dciiiity (:ierk of the Peace for co. ilucks. and assisted his father 
in the work of the Clcik of the Coimty Council: joined 1) (Aylesbury) Coy. 
1st Buckinghamshire UiHe Volnuteer Corps as 2nd Lieut, in 10(17 ; was pro- 
moted Lieut, in 10(18. and Capt. 10 .lime. 1012. Capt. Chri.stie-.Miller, in 
his annual report of the company's work in 1007. stated: "I cannot eon- 
ciiide this report without alluding to the acipiisitiini this year of a new officer, 
in tile person of Mr. L. W. Crouch, who joined at the beginning of this year, 
■Iboiigb he had no previous experience at all, he attended the Chelsea School of 
Instruction within six months of joining, and passed out toji out of about 45, 
witli special certiticate, being the junior officer at the school. .At the range h& 
iias won the recruits' prize, and also the rajiid shooting com|ietition. .No com- 
ment is needed ; but these accomplishments, added to ;i considerable knowledge 
of militarv liistorv and military subjects, are sntlicient to show that we have 
the right man in the right place." He volunteered for foreign service on the out- 
break of war in -Aug. 1914; served witli the i;xpeilitionary F'orce in France and 
Flanders from March, 1015, and was killed in aition near Pozi res. during the 
Battle of the Soninie, 21 .Inly. 191(5. wliile leading his company iu an attack on the 
enemv's trenches. Buried between Pozi res :imiI (Ivilliers. .Major Heyuoids 
wrote : " -After the assault his servant, who was himsi'if wounded, reported that he 
wa- killed, shot through tlie lu'.-id. and last night t«o of our officers found his body. 
He has done so iiiueii for the batt;ilion. ami I am sure that if it had got to come, 
he himself would ha\«' wished for nothiug better than to die charging at the 
head of his company which loved him so well." IJfnu. 

CROUCH, P., Private. No. (i«37, 2nd Battn. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light 
Infantry); served with the lOxpeditionary F'orce iu France; killed in action 
18 Oct." 1014. 

CROUCHER, JAMES F., Private. No. 131127, 
rtb (.Service) Baltu. The Ko.val Sussex Jiegt., 
.V of .lames !•'. Croucher. by his wife. Emily, 
dau. of William Ward : 6. Tottenham, London, 
N., 14 .Inly. 1883; edue. Page Green School 
there : was a Bricklayer ; cnltsted 4 .Aug. 101(5 ; 
-erved with the ICxpeilitiouary Foree in I-'ranee 
and Flamlers from the following -Nov.. and died 
in i;ast llulwiih -Military Hospital iU .Tune. 
1017. from wounds received in action at .Arras. 
He m. at Poole. CO. Dorset. 4 .Aug. 1013, .Mary 
.Ann (3, Clomnell Road, Phillip Lane, 'Totten- 
ham. N.l. dan. of ICdward T. Brown, and had 
a dan. lOniily Nellie, h. 20 April, 191(5. 
CROW, F., Private, No. 711(54. 2nd Battn. 
The Duke of Wellington's llcgt. : served with 
the Kxiieditionarv I'orce in Franc-c ; killed 
24 Aug. 1014. 

CROWE, S., Private. No. 47111. 3rd Battn. 
I'bi- liitle Brigade ; served with the Ex|iedition- 
;ir.v Foree iu France; killed in action 23 Sept.1014. 

CROWHURST, J. T., Gunner. No. (>4(I78. li.F..A. ; served with the Expedi- 

tionarv- Foree in France ; killed 12 Oct. 1014. 

CROWLEY, P., Private, No. "895, 3rd Battn. The Rifle Brigade ; served with 
the l^xpeditionary Force in F'rancc ; killed in action 23 Sept. 1914. 

CROWTHER, PHILIP TOWNSEND, Lieut., U.K.. only s. of the late John 
Herbert Crowther. F.S.I , by his wife. Hannah Flizabeth (Hose Cottage, Wood- 
house, Huddersfield), dau. of 'Thomas Wallis Townscnd, of Brow House, 




James F. Croucher. 



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Philip T. Crowther. 



Coy. 



'Ciroi'tlaiui, co. York ; and srdsoii. of the late (Jcorgi- Crowther, C.E., of Tlie 
Wood, Kixby : b. Fixby. Huddcrstleld. co. York, 22 Nov. 188:1 ; educ. Aldenham 
School, eo. Herts, wlicrc lie iiwtrienlatcd in 1001, :Ut<-r whit-Ji ]u' spent 
three years in Mechanical KnyiineeriiiK works, 
afterwards ent*-rinK Leeds Univerr^ity, where 
Jje graduated B.Se. in Civil Engineering, and 
passed the Institute of Civil Engineers' Examina- 
tion ; went to Canada in the spring of 1912, 
wiien lie was employed as a Civil Engineer on 
the Canadian, Northern and Inter-colonial 
Railways ; joined the Canadian Engineers 
after the outlireak of war in Aug. 1914, but 
after a month's training was rejected owing to 
defective eyi'sjght ; returned to England in 
Dec. 1H14. and joined the Leeds Universitv 
O.T.C. ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 12th Battr'i. 
King's Own (Yorksiiire Light Infantry) 20 
I'Vb. 1!U.'>, and promoted Lieut, in Aug. 1!)15 : 
served in Egypt from Dec. 1915, to Mar. IDKi. 
and in France and Flanders from March. 191(i 
to .\'ov. !'.)10. when he returned home on leave, 
and trari-^ferred to the RJil., undergoing a course 
oi training at Ni-wark ; was gazetted to the 
R.E. ill Feb. 1917; returned to France 10 
March, when he joined the 211th Field 
U.F.. and was killed in action nortii-east of Arras 5 May, 1917. Buried 
little eenietcry at l»ailleul-sur-ilerthoult. His Commanding Officer 
wrot^' : •• A party of infantry wisre to take a piece of Oerrnan trench, and your 
son had the duty of setting out a communication trench leading into it as soon 
as it w;is captured. He did his joI> with his iLsual care and thoroughness, in spite 
of very heavy shell fire. He had just finished when he was killed by a 5.9 shell. 
He was Iiit in the head and heart. . . . The loss to us is very great, and we are 
all very upset. He was always so cheery and good-tem])ered under all condi- 
tions. It is men like hint we cannot afford to lose." and his former Colonel in the 
Iving's Own {Yorkshire Liiiht Infantr> ) : "' Your son was extremely popular with 
-everyone^olficers and men. He was a tine eliaraetr-r. and he was always a most 
conscientious and courageous otticer. He di<| hi> wurk thoroughly, no ntatter 
what it was. ... He finished his work, ind<ed. anil we are all proud to think 
that he w;is nun- with ViS." Ciini. 

CROWTHER, S. N., CorpL, No. 28UU. Roval Engineers; served with the 

ICxheditionary Ftm-e in France: killed iu action 18 Oct. 19U. 

CROWTHER, WILLIAM OSBORNE, 2nl Lieut . :Jrd (Mil.) llattn. The 
^Sh-Twood Fore-itpT-; ( Xottiniihani'-hire and l)erbvshire Regt.). 3rd s, of Allan 
i'rowther. ot Habit R.ivd. Altoft.s, by his wife. Sarah Kllen. dau. of Richard 
Williams, of Hi)|\lii-;td : h. Altofts, 24 Sept. 1897 : i-duc. Normanton Grammar 
•School : joined tlie Le<'ds University O.T.C. iu Oct. 1915. and (iiiished his training 
at TrinitN- iollegr, Cambridge; obtained hi- c-ornmi<-^ioii in Auu'. 19Hi, .iiul wa-; 
afterwards attacheil to the 9th (Srrvie<-) llattn. of hi^ ngiriient : •served wHli tlie 
Kxpeflitioiiar.\ Force in France and I*"Iauders. and wa> killed li\ a shell while 
in charge oi a working party 24 Nov. 191(1. liiirjed in Hatiie] Cemetery. Lieut.- 
Col. Thornton wrote : " He was very jiopular with his brother oflieers and his 
men. and we have suffered a great loss in his death, for he was a \ cry promising 
and gallant \oung oHi(rer, and one who did his diit\ fearlessly. " f'tint, 

CRtllCKSHANK, KENNETH GEORGE, 
2iid Lieut., The Lancashire Fusiliers, and the 
R.F.C.. only s. of .lames Cruickshank, of Forest 
Hill. London, S.E.. Civil Servant, by his wife, 
the late Elizal>eth Antonia, dau. of Alfred 
Hallamore, of Bromley, co, Kent ; b. London, 
2 .March, 1896 ; educ. St. Dun.stan's College. 
Catford. S.I-;., and Finsbury Teclmica! Insti- 
tute ; joined the 20th fiattn." The London Hegt. 
t> Aug. 1914 ; obtained a commission 11 I)ee. 
following : served with the l-ixpeditionarv Force 
from 28 Nov. 1915; transferred to theR. F.C. 
1 .\pril. 1910; qualified as oi)server 1 June : 
returned home in Sept. to he trained as a 
I'ilot. and graduated 22 March. 1917; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
F'landers from (> .June, 1917, and died a prisoner 
of war 12 July following, from wounds received 
iu action while engaged in an olleusivc patrol. 
A brother officer wrote ; " I join in your deep 
sorrow in losing such a brave son and also a 
jolly good fellow." U7im. 
I>rivate. (ith (Service) Battn. Seaforth High- 
luike of .Alltany's). eldest .v. of (— ) Cruickshank, 
Parish Ccjttages, (irautown-on-Spey) ; /*. draii- 
educ. Croiidajc and Dava Schools tliere ; was a 
served with tlie Kxpeditjotiary i-'orce in France 
and Flanders from 1915 ; was wounded and gassed, arul sent on sick leave to 
l-Jigland ; luit on his recovvry rejoin<'d his regiment, and was killed in action 
9 April. 1917. during the ofierations at Arras. Buried at Kochincourt, near 
Arras ; >i,nii- 

CRUICKSHANK, JOHN LAWSON, Private. 
No. 2r.(l(i2."». I tlth (Tei-ritori.ll) llattn. (.Moray- 
shire) The Sealorth Highlanders (Ross-^hire 
Buffs. The Duke of Albany's), .v. of Koberi 
Cruickshank, Coy. Sergt. -Major, l.dth Battn. 
Ti.e S.aforlh Highlanders, by his wife. Jane 
(12, Castle Road. Orantown-iui-Spey). dau. of 
Kohert Law.son : b. (Jratitown-on-Spey. 27 
March. IH91> ; educ. at (Irantown-on-Spey 
Crammar School : Watts' Civil Service College, 
and Stewart's College. Kdinburgh. where he 
was awarded a Daniel Stewart's College Bur- 
sary; joined the Seaforth Hiirhlanders 2 Feb. 
19IG: -served with the K\p< ditiouary Force in 
France and Flanders, ami was killed in action 
at Passchendaele. near Vjircs. 2;i Sept. 1917. 
Buried south of I'oelcappelle. north-east of 
Ypres. His Chaiilain wrote: "Your boy has 
given hi- life a- nobly as any man can in the 
straii:lit I'atli of duty and of service, and that 
must be in part your consolation." Cum. 
CRUICKSHANKS, J., guarter master. No- 
1st Battn. The Cordon Highlanders ; serveil with the Kxpeditionary Force 
9 Nov. 1914. 

8:i09, 2ud Battn. The Kssex Regt. : served with the 
kille.l iu action 15 S,;pt. 1914. 




Kenneth G. Cruickshank. 



CRUICKSHANK, JAMES, 

lander- (Hoss-sliire Hnfls, the 
b\ bis wife. Helen (matron, 
town-on-Sjicy, 29 May, 189*'.; 
Farm Servant ; enlisted in 19l:J 




John Lawson Cruickshank. 



983' 

in France ; died of wound 
CRUMP. E.. Private. No. 
E\j» ■.iitioiiary l-'iu'ce in l-'rauee 



CRUST, W. F., Private. No. 10059, 2nd Battn. The Worcestcrshiro Rcgt. ; 
served with the l-ixpeditionarv Force in France ; died of woimds 20 Sept. 1914. 
CRUTTENDEN, H., Gunner, No. 70917, B..F.A. ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 26 Aug. 1914. 

CUBIE. JOHN CRAWFORD, Private, No. 202240, 5th (Territorial) Battn. 
The Cameronians (Seoin li I.itl- -f. 2nd s. of John Pollock Cubic, of ;i, Wliitcvale 
Street, Dennistoun. R-tir.-l Manufacturer; b. 7 Aug. 1882; educ. at Whitehill 
Street School, Glasgow; eidisted in July, 1916; served with the Exiieditionary 
Forci' in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at Arras 2:i .April. 1917. 
Buried one mile east of Henin-sur-Cojeul, and five and a half miles south-east of 
.\rras. His Commanding Officer wrot*- : " During the few months I knew your 
son I got to like him very much, and wliilst the work must have been jiretty hard 
on him, he was a sticker and never had a complaint. We were in action together 
on 14 April, and your son came through all right. I can tell you liis coolness 
under fire opened my eyes. My brotlier officers and your son's comrades join 
with me in tendering you deepest sympathy in your great loss." f'nm. 
CULHENE, St. G. H. N., Driver, No. 71399, R.F.A. ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary l'"orce in t'ranee ; killed in action 8 Sept. 1914. 

CULLAM, J. S.. Private. No. 14122, Grenadier Guards; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; died of enteric 1 Nov. 1914. 
CULLEN, JOHN, Sergt., No. 2977, 2nd Battn. (8(lth Foot) The Royal Irish 
Rifles. 3rd s. of the lat« John Cullen, Royal Horse Artillery, by his wife. Annie 
(29. Northbrook Terrace, North Strand, Dublin), dau. of Morgan Redmond ; 
b. Dublin, 19 July, 1890 ; educ. Royal Hibernian Military School there ; was 
a Clerk ; eiUisted 12 Jan. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France 
and Flandcjrs from 28 June. 1916, and died in an ambulance station 18 June. 1917, 
from wounds received at Messines. Buried at a farm to the east of Bailleul ; iinm. 
CULLEN, P., Private, No. 4321, The Irish Guards; served with the E.\pedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 6 Sept. 1914, 

CULLERTON. M., Private. No. ,7585, 2nd Battn. The Connaught Rangers ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 2 S'ov. 1914. 
CULLOP, F., Private. No. 7181, 1st Battn. The Northamptonshire Regt. ; 
siTved with the ICxpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 17 Sept. 1914. 
GUMMING. DLINCAN, Private. 4/5th (Territorial) Battn. The Black Watch 
(Royal Highlanders), 2nd surv. >-. of .\lexander Cumming. of Burnsidi-. Uippin, 
Isle of Arran ; h. 11 June, 1877: educ. Little Mill Puftlic Sehool. Kildonan. 
Arran ; was employed on his father's farm; joined the Scottish Hor>e Vpo- 
manry 21 Aug. 191(1 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from 3 Jan. 1917 : transferred to the Black Watch, and w;is killed iu 
action 28 June, 1917. Buried in Brandhoek Cemetery. His Commanding 
Officer wrote : " .\lways cheerful, keen and reliable, and his loss greatly felt by 
his comrades." He m. at Partick. Glasgow, 24 Jan. 1912, Flora, dau. of tiie 
hiUi Donald .McDougall. of the Isle of Mull. 

CUMMING, GEORGE ALLAN, Private. No. 
2.'i579. Machine Gun Corps, eldest *. of George 
Cumming. of Station House. Cult<^r, Station 
Master, by his wife, Elsie Christina, dau. of 
Alexander Allan, of Strichen, Baker ; b. 
■^trielieii, CO. Aberdeen, 20 Jan. 1893: educ. 
I>\ee Higher Grade School, and on leaving there 
trained as an Electrician with Claud Hamilton, 
I if .Aberdeen, being subsequently employed 
with Messrs. Lucas «V Co., of Birmingham ; 
joined the 7th Gordon Highlanders 5 Jan. 
1915 : transferred to the Machine Gun Corps 
in Oct. 1910; served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders from 2 5Iay, 
1915, and was killed in action at the Battle 
1. 1 Atths 17 May. 1917. Buried near Fanipoux. 
line of his otficcrs wTOte : "Since 1 have been 
uitli the company he has alwaj"? been a man 
-ought after by everyone, and I was proud 
to ha\'e him in my section. He died lighting, 
and Wi- are all in the section very proud of 
him." L'tim. 

CUMMINS, D., No. 0933. The Cameron Highlanders ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CUMMINS, R. J., Private. No. 15399, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards 
ser\fd with the Ivvpetlitionary Force in trance ; killed 1 Sept. 1914. 
CUNINGHAME, DAVID DUNCAN, Engineer Lieut.-Commander, U.N.. x. 
of .\ndrew Cuninghanie. of The Limes. Belmont Park, Lee. Loudon. S.E., by 
his wife. Jane, dau. of David Cuninghanie, of Chappeltou. We.sf Kilbrldi' ; b. 
Saltcoats, CO. .\yr. 20 Aug. 1879; educ. Private School, and MiTchant Taylor's, 
London; joined the Navy as Temp. Engineer Sub-Lieut. 2 July. 1901; was 
|)ronmted Lieut.-Commander 2 July, 1915, and was killed on H.M.S. Surprise 
while on active service in the North Sea 23 Dec. 1917. He was mentioned in 
Desp.itehes, for gallant and distinguished service during the Battle of Jutland 
on H..\I.S. Marlb{)rt>ugii. Fxtracts from letters received by Commander Cuning- 
harni"> parents : " His noble example, his kindly advice, and. abo\e all. his 
manly t.'hristianity, made a great change in me. ... He was one of the finest 
gentlemen 1 ever met." ..." Our proudest memory of lUm to-day is neither 
his skill nor ability in the craft which he chose for his life's work, but his sterling 
cbaraeter anil his unatfeeted devoutness. He was of the stuff that lienK-s and 
mart\|-s are made, courageous, unflinching, with the highest conception of duty 
of an> man 1 have ever met. It was a joy to meet him. His inHuence for good 
was more than an\one will ever be alile to conceive." He m. at St. Paul's, 
Onslow Square. S.\V.. 11 Dee. 1911. .\da Decima. dau. of the late B. M. Hichards, 
il..\LC.S., of Kllesmerc. .Mutley, Plymouth: .*-/>. 

CUNLIFFE, JOHN BROOKE, Major. 2 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry, 
2nd X. of the lute ("apt. Ellis Brooke Cunlitfe. (ith Dragoon Guards, by his wife, 
Emma Florence (Pettou Park, Shn-wsbury ). dau. and heiress of the Rev. John 
Sparling, of Petton Park, co. Salop ; b. near Bourne, eo. Lincoln. 9 Oct. 1869 ; 
edui-. ICton ; was deei)ly inti'rested in Physiology and Natural Science, and had 
travelled twice round the world, and studied Modelling in Rome ; served in the 
South .\friean War 1899 1902 (Queen's Medal with two clasps): obtained a 
commission 22 F*b. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Forei- in l-tance and 
Flanders from 1910. and died at the Princess Christian's Hospital. London. 20 
•April. 1917. after an operation necessitated by sickness contracted at 1-e Havre. 
where he Was in command of a guard for prisoners of war. Buried in IVtton 
Churchyard, co. Salop. His Commanding Oltic»*r wrote : " During the time I 
was associated with your brother in the squadron of Norlhami'tonshire Yeo- 
manry. 1 had the greatest regard and friendship for him. No one could have 
been pleasanter and more helpful to work with. He was a real sterling good 
fellow in the best sense of the word, and 1 regret his death immensely." and a 
brother otticiT : '" 1 shall miss Major Cunlitfe very much. .\s my senior officer 
it w;is a pleasure to work with him : as a i»ersonal friend i shall leel hi.- loss very 
much. He was always so nice and cheery. The officers. N.C.O.'s and men have 
asked nu- to coiivej to you their expression of deein-st regret and sym[»athy.'* 




George \llan (iinimin 



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He was a sood shot and a fearless rider to lunmd- : wliil.- a Ikiv :it i;t<m In' 
rt-efivi'd tin- Hiimani' Society's Testimonial lor a ■^lUaiit atti.ini>t to save litV 
from drowniiiii ; iniin. 

CUNNINGHAM, DAVID, 2iid Lieut.. 2nd Battii. (intli Voot) Alexandra, 
Princess ol Wali-ss Own (Yorkshire Kegt.). yst. x. ot .Jarurs (.'uiininLihani, ni" 20. 
Clarendon Placr. Leeds, by his wife. Sarah, dan. ol Janu-s Yuill. of (;iasi;ow ; 
b. Leeds. U Nov. 1H89 ; educ. Lri'ds Central Ilii;h School: wa-^ c-mployrd by 
Messrs. Fiuniyan. Ltd.. Manehc>^te^ : enlisted in the Mnnebester Ileut. I Se|>t. 
1914 ; Si rv -d with the Kxpeditionary Koree in l-'rance and Klainiers ; took part 
n the ];.t le ot tlie Somnie. where he was wouncb-d 1 .Inly. 11)10; obtained a 
tonwnis^^ioii in the Vtukshire Ucst. I March. 1917 ; was a-^ain sent to France 
lit .\pril, bein'i wounded 20 Oct. 1917. and died at No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 
iiailleul. the followinj; day. Buried there. His Connnandina OIHcer wrote: 
" We all thonu'ht your son a very good fellow, and I bad made up my niin<i to 
proninte him when we had a vacancy later on. He had done well out h'lv. and 
;dways showed great lU'omise. He liad serxed luider me for snnie months, and 
I had got to know him well." L'nm. 

CUNNINGHAM, J., Orunmier, No. <):j:i(i. 2nd Batta. The ConnauKht Rangers : 
served witli the i:xi)editionary Force in France; kitlr-d in action 29 Oct. 1914. 
CUNNINGHAM, JOHN WYLIE, I'rivate. No. 41121). 2nd Battn. (21st Foot) 
The Ro\aI Scots Kusiliers. yst. .v. of the late William Ctumitigliam, Head Master 
Bentinek Seliool. Kilmarnock, by his wife. .Margaret, dau. of T. Wilson, of 
Itoselea. \\r~.t Kilbride : /). Kilnianmek. 2t'i Dec. ISSO ; educ. Bentinek School, 
Kihnariioek. and I'ublie Siliool. West Kilbride: enlisted 29 Feb. l<)Hi ; served 
witli the I'lNprditioiiary l-'oree in France and Flanders, and died in the 2/lst 
Northumbrian ( asuaM v cli-aring Station 26 .\pril, 1917, of blood i)oisoning. 
Buried in Doullen- Coiumnnal Cemetery Extension; ifnm. 

CUNNINGHAM, PHILIP SANSON, A.B.. 
Clyde Z. 772.S. Drake Baftn.. K.N.D.. ."dh and 
yst. *■. of the late George Cunningham, i>f Porto- 
bello and Dmiliar. Joim'r and Cabiner Maker, 
by bis wife, Margaret, dau. of ,lolm Wood, of 
Dunbar; b. Bortobcllo. co. Midlothian. 24 
Nov. 188(> ; edue. Higher (Jjade School there ; 
was employed in the Kdinburgh Savings Bank ; 
joined the K.N.D. 22 June. 191(J: servi-d with 
tlie Kx))editionary Force in France and Flamlcrs 
from 21 Nov. following, and di<-d at the :ird 
Canadian Ceneral Hospital. Boulogne. HI Fell. 
1917, from wounds received in action on the 
4th. while bringing up ammunition. Buried 
at Boulogne. A comrade wrote ; " He was 
well liked by everyone, and was a good soldier 
and a good chum." Uuin. 

CUNNINGHAM, T., Sergt.. No. 7:!91. 1st 
liattn. Tile Cameron Highlanders; served with 
the ICxjx-ditionary Force in France ; killed in 
action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CUNNINGHAM, W., Private, No. 8700. 
Horderers ; served with the Expeditiomiry Force 




Philip S. Cunningham. 



(Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars; 
in Krancc ; died of wounds 80 Oct. 1914. 




1st Battu. The South Wale; 
in France ; killed 2tJ Sept. 1914. 

CURL, F., Sergt.. No. 4304. Ultli 
served with tlie Expeditionary Forci 

CURLING. ALFRED JOSEPH, Private. No. tl8:io, CJth (Service) Battn. 
The Kide Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), 
N. of Charles Curling, of 9. (Jraylinds Koad. 
Peekham. Loudon. S.E., by his wife. Elizabeth 
Mary, dau. of (^) Strange ; and brother-in-law 
to R. T, Kingsbury (*?.*'.); b. Peekham H.E., 
Aug. 1891; educ. there; was emploved in 
a Bottle factory ; enlisted 1 Dec. 1914 ; served 
with the Kxpeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from July, 1915, and was killed in 
actiim 15 Nov. following. His Connuanding 
Otlieer wrote : '^ I very umch regret that your 
husband was killed while in discharge of his 
duty in the trenches on 15 Nov. He was in 
a small dug-out with another man. helping 
to repair it. when a shell came in and struck 
him on tlie head, killing him instantaneously. 
The other man was wounded in the- head, bvit 
not very severely. It will be some comfort 
to know that he suffered no j>ain." He ?/;. 
at Peekham. S.E., 4 June, 1911, Rose Mav 
Alfred Joseph Curling. 31 (5, Basing Place, Peekham, S.E.). dau. o'f 
Henry John Kingsburv, and had a sou, Alfred 

Henry, h. 19 March. 1912. 

CURNICK, G.. Private, No. 8835, The South Wales Borderers; served with 

the Expeditionary Force in France ; died of wounds 1914. 

CURNOCK, GEORGE ASHWIN, Lieut.. Oth. attd. 4th and 10th. Battn. 
The Rille Brigade (The Prince Con.^ort's Own), eldest *■. of Clement Corderov 
Curnock. of Woolton Hill. Newbury, by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, only dau. of 
Manley Ashwin. of Honeybourne ; b, Houeybourne, co." Worcester, 5 Ju'lv, 1893 ; 
educ. Newbury Crannuar School, where he was senior Prefect, Librarian and 
Editor of the " Newburian " ; in Dee. 1911. was elected for an open Seholarslup 
for Classics at Pembroke College. Camliridge. and in Jnlv. 1912, was awarded 
a Senior Scholarship by the Hampshire County Council ; went uit to Cambridge 
in Oct. 1912, and was at the top of the list of classical men for the vcar : in 1913 
he was elected for the Stewart of Rannock Exhibition, and also obtained a 
College prize for Greek verse. On the outbreak of war he joined the rntvcrsity 
O.T.C. ; obtained a commission 16 Dec. 1914: served with the Expeditionary 
Force in France and Flanders, and w:ls killed in action near Langemarck 14 Aug. 
1917. Buried there. His Comntauding Officer wrote : " It is with the very 
deepest regret I am writing to tell yon your son was killed in action on the 
morning of 14 Aug, He was gallantly leading his men in a big attack by the 
battalion, when he was killed by machine-gun and rifle fire. 1 cannot tell you 
how sorry I am to lose such a splendid and plucky officer. We all mi.ss liini so 
very much." (Jnm. 

CUTIRAN, J., Private. No. 7379. 2nd Battn. The Connauch Rangers: served 

with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action C Nov. 1914. 

CURRANT, C, Private, No. 7273, 1st Battn. The Northamptonshire Regt. ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CURRIE, ANDREW, Private. No. 60191, Machine Gun Corps, eldest s. of 
Wiiliam Currie. of 4. Tulloch Street, Cathcart, Dairyman, by his wife, Isobel. 
dau. of .lobn Craig ; b. Wishan. co. Lanark. 20 Oct. 1897 : educ. Cambusnethan, 
Mount Florida and Cathcart Public Schools : was emploved as a Clerk with the 
Caledonian Kailway Companv ; joined the 2 'Otb Argvll and Sutherland High- 




HaroUl Maxwell t'urrie. 



landers 22 Oct. 19U : rrausf.rnd to the Machine Gun Corps in Sept. 19H1 ; 
si-rved witii the Kx|)i dit ionary I'nree in France from 21 Nov. following, and wn$. 
killed in actitni at Monchy. east of Arras. 23 April, 1917; titwi. 
CURRIE, HAROLD MAXW^ELL, 2nd Lieut., HHh (Service) liattn. The 
Camironiaus (Seottish Rifles), oulv .v. of the 
lati- Claude Maxwell Currir. liy his wih-, Mar- 
Liar.l Burlianan liardiuer ; and gdson. of 
.lohn Currie. F.I'.S. ; b. Glasgow. 20 July, 
1S97; educ. at Hannlton .\cademy, and 
Hutehi'sons' Grammar School, tilasgow ; was 
employed with Nobels Explosives (Jompany in 
tilasgow ; joined the (Glasgow I'niver.dty 
O.T.C;. ; obtained a eommi.ssion 21 Jan. 1910 ; 
si-rvi-d with the Exp(!ditionar\' Force in France 
aii'l riaiiders. and was killed in actiim lu-ar 
I ri/,enbrr'„'. north-east of Vjtres, 1 ,\ug, 1917. 
Mis Colonel wrote : " From what I know of the 
I irenmstances ami coiulitions. he must have 
done extraordinarily One work, and had he 
li\ed I should ci-rtainly havi- recommended 
hicn for an award of the Military Cross. . . . 
I only hojie that his gallantry and devotion to- 
il 11 1\ nia\ be some slight consolation. .Ml 
along he dill wondi-rfully wi-Il. the niore so 
< (iii-idi-rinL' hi'^ age." and his Chaplain : "* He 
was one of thoj^c who do not think of them- 
selves, but of others. He bad great gifts of comradeship, and endeared himself 
not only to tho.se of his own emnpany, but to us all." 

CURRIE, J., Private, No. 11402, The Uoyai Scots; served with the Expedi- 
tionary I'luee in Kraiiee ; killed in action 12 15 Oct. 1914. 

CURRIE, W., Private. No. 10070. 2nd Battn. The King's Own (Yorkshire 
Light Infantry); served with the Expeditionary l-'orci- in France; killed in 
action 18 Oct. 1914. 

CURRY, VERNON EDWARD, 2nd Li., it., l^t jiattii. (lOtli Toot) The Bi-d- 
fordshite Kegt.. onlv *. of tlir lat.- i;dward .l.inie- ('nrrv. bv bis wife, Ada (</. Jan. 
1917), dau. of .losepli H, II. H.irding ; h. Maiiehester. 10 June. 1892; ediu-. 
St. Margaret's. Whall.-y Uange ; Princess Road 
Higher Orade School, Manchesti-r. and the 
Municipal School of Commerce there; was 
employed as a Fire Insurance Surveyor by the 
liu.irdiau Assurance Company, Manchester ; 
ioined the Mani-Jiester Cniversitv O.T.C. 9- 
.hih. I9i:. : was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Bed- 
ford -ihire Kegt. 5 Oct. following ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in Krancc and 
I'laiiders from 20 Feb*. 1917, and was killed 
in aetir)u to the north of \'imy and south- 
west ot Lens 23 A|iril following. Lieut. -Col. 
!', it, Worrall wrote : " No. 2(i374, Sergt. R. C. 
Hutiiphriis. saw him fall, ami feels sure that 
death was inst.-iiitaueous. It was a siilendid 
ami izallaut one. ... He was such a cheery 
lellnw and full of da.sh, and one of the last 
things 1 told him was to take care of himself, 
a-^ 1 knew that fear was" unknown to him," and 
Major (J. S. Provis : " Your husband's cheerful 
IM-rsonality was a great asset to Ids company, 
and the action in which he fell was noted for 
the very gallant leadership of tin- offici-rs in the fa(re of superior obstacles and 
nunibei-s." 1-ient. and Adjntant^R. Bcaii* also wrote : " Your husband's stay 
with us was very short, but in the time he was with us everybody learned to 
like and admire liim. He was very keen, and was always under the impression 
that he uin-it be first in the attack. He was killed leadini: his men." He m. 
at All Saints'. Manchester, 23 May. 191(>, Laura (Rose Cottage, 15, Plymouth 
Grove West, Manchester), 2nd dau. of the late Tliomas Houghton. 

CURRY, WILLIAM HORACE, O.S.O.. Capt., 3rd (Reserve) Battn. The South 
Statfordsbire Regt., 2nd v. of William John- Curry, of 43. Leinster Avenue, East 
Sheen, by his wife, the late Florence Ellen, dan. of the late Horatio Bethune 
Leggatt. of Rrownwieli, co. Hants: b. Crouch End. London, N.. 14 Aug. 1894 ; 
cdui-. Kothbury, St. Leonards-on-Sea, and Merchant Taylor's .School; went to 
Canada in 1912; returned on the outbreak of war in 1914; joined the 18th 
(Service) Battn. (University and Public Schools Battu.) The Royal Fusiliers 
(City of London Regt.). with which he went to France in Nov. 1915 ; returned 
liome in April, 1910, and after a period of training at the O.T.C. at Dcnham, 
near Uxbridge, was gazetted 2iul Lieut. South Staffordshire Regt. 5 Aug. 191C. 
being promoted Cajit. May. 1917, and was killed in action at Tower Handct* 
Ridge 25 Oct. following. Hurled there. He was nu'utioned in Despatches 
[London Gazette, 18 Dec. 19171 'jy ^''-M. Sir Douglas Haig. for gallant and dis- 
tinguished service in the field, and was awarded the D.S.O. | London Gazette, 
26 May, 19171 : " He eollect<'d men from three dilfereid companies and led 
them forward as far as it was i)Ossible to advance, and later, although nearly 
surrounded by the enemy, he su<-cecded in consolidating and maintaiidng his- 
jiosition. On another oc^cjusion he took command ui two companies and handled 
them in a most able manner." rum. 

CURTICE, FREDERICK RUSSELL, Lieut., 79th Brigade. Royal Field 
Artillery, eldest *■. of Alfnd Jame^ Curtice, of 22, Hedlcy Street, Go.sforth. near 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. Connnereial Traveller, by his wife. Louisa, dau. of the 
iatc E. J. Edwins; /'. Sunderlaml. 4 July. 1892: educ. South Gosforth Council 
School (Scholar), and the Hoyal (irammar S(;hool, Newcastle ; entered the 
N.E.R. Company as Junior Clerk at tin- age or 15. serving for two years ; after- 
wards obtained a clerkslnp in tin- firm of Marks A- Cli'rk, Patent Agents, of 
Lincoln's Inn fields, W.C.. who selected him to proceed to New Y'ork on their 
business, where he remained for two years, and on returing to Newcastle became 
a Travelling Agent for Continental Hardware. Hi- joined the Northumberland 
Yeomanry in 1909, and on the outbreak of war obtained a commission as Tenij). 
2nd Lieut. 8 Oct. 1914 ; wcmt to France in May. 1915 ; was promoted Lieut. 
9 June following, and died at a Casualty Clearing Station hospital 17 Nov. 1910, 
of wounds received in action. Capt. W. W. t;illum wrot# : " I saw a good 
deal of him from July, 1915, to March. 1910. and he had the making of a very 
good officer. He took to the gunnery part of the business excellently, and I 
always knew I could rely on him when I wanted any shooting done," and Lieut. 
Ludovici : " He was a gnat help to all of us junior subalterns in the battery. . . . 
Y'our son did his dangerous duty Tnbly until tiie last." Unm. 

CURTIS, FRANK WILLIAM, Lieut.. 0th (Service) Battn. The Leicestershire 
Regt., eldest .s. of the late .lames Curtis, of Colombo. Ceylon, by bis wife, Cecilia 
Beatrice (Longcroft. Hariienden). dau. of the late Thonuis Rowliuson, of 
Rugby ; b. Lcytonstonc. eo. i-Zssex, 3 JIay. 1894 ; educ. Bedford School ; joined 
the Universities and Public .Schools Corps in Sept. 1914 ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 
Leicestershire Regt. 23 Nov. 1914. and jiromoted Lieut. 1 July, 1917 ; trained at 
Aldershot ; went" to Salonika 2 Jan. 1910. attnehed to tlie King's Shropshire 




Vernon Edward Curry. 



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71 




Ijght Infantry : was stricken witli malarial fever : admitted to hospital in Malta. 
and latt-r n-turnt-d to England on sii-k leave ; on his reeovtrv served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders; was wounded 28 April, 1017 
ajid again smt to Ensxiand on sick leave ; rejoined his regiment 2 Sept., and was 
killed in action at Polygon Wood, near Arras. 4 Nov. 1917, bv a shell, whilst 
waiting to go into iiction. liuried on the hi!I at Reutel. near" Polygon Wood. 
His Commanding Officer wrot<^ : " He was a good bov, and although he had 
only been with us a short time, we liked him very much for his quiet, unassuming 
ways." and a brother officer ; " We were in front of Polvgon Wood, near Keutel. 
and a shell Inndr-d right in the trench, and killed him and three of his men all 
instantrinioiisly. and lie was buried on the liill th-.re." Unm. 

CURTIS, M.. No. 12139,2nd Battu. The Sh.-rwood Foresters ; served with 
the p:.\p<-ditTnn;try Force in France; died of wounds 22 Sept. 1914. 

CURTIS. S. H., L.-Sergt.. Xo. 10106, 1st Battn. The East Yorkshire Regt. ; 
served with th-- Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 18 Oct. 1914. 

CURTIS, T., Squadron Qiiarternia.ster-Sergt., Xo. 4160, 9th Lancers; served 
with thr Exp.-ditionary Force in France : killed in action 29 Aug. 1914. 

CURTIS, W., Private, Xo. 14651, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards; served 
with the E\-p<-ditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14-16 Sept. 1914. 

CURTIS, W. H.. Private. Xo. 6188, 1st Battn. The King's Rova! Kifle Corps ; 
sorvf'd with til.- Expeditionary Fnrer in France; killed in action 19 Sept. 1914. 

CUTHBERT, GEORGE CHARLES 

PRAWL, Kitl.nian. Xo. 4397, l/.^th liattn. 
I,''wis (iuu Section {London Kifle Brigade) 
The London Kegt. (T.F.). eldest s. of (ieorge 
H<'iiry Cuthbt-rt. of Ashleigh. Southgate. 
F.K.H.S., Horticulturist, by his wife, Lucy. dan. 
of Charles J)avi.; ; b. Southgate. co. Middlesex. 
4 Oct. 1894; .due. Elstow, Bedford, where he 
was a member of the Cadet Corps ; subse- 
qui-ntiy entired the tirm of Messrs. K. A G. 
Cuthbert, Horticulturists ; enlisted in Feb. 
1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders from th<' following 
June, and died at Xo. 8 Casualty Clearing 
Station 2 May, 1917, from woimds rcct-ived in 
action near Arras. Buried in the English 
Cemetery at Dui-ans : unm. 

CUTLER, CHARLES EDWIN, Private. Xo. 
242390. 8th (T.rritorial) Battn. The Duke of 
Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regt.), yst. s. 
of the late Charles Edmund Cutler, by liis 
wife. I-lmma Eliza (76, Perry Gardens, Poole, 
CO. Dorset), dau. o( the late James Medmav ; 
h. Poole aforesaid. 4 Feb. 1895 ; educ. the 
Xationai School there ; joined the Middlesex 
Regt. 24 Marcli. 1916 : served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France and Flanders from 
:50 Xov. following, and was killed in action at 
Fontalne-le-Croiselles. 16 May. 1917. bring hit 
by a sniper whilst on a bombing raid. Buried at 
Cojeul. east of Henin. His Commanding Officer 
wrote: " I was very glad to be able to get his 
body brought in. and he was carried down to 
a British cemetery by two of his comrades, 
which was a very fine piece of work on their 
part, as they had to carry him a long way. 
1 was very sorry to lose such a brave young 
soldier, who died so gallantly for his country." 
dim. 

CUTLER, T. W., Private, Xo. 5846, 1st 
Battn. The East Surrey Regt.; served with 

^, the Expeditionarv Force in France ; killed in 

Charles Edwin Cutler. action 9 Sept. 1914. 

CUTTER, G., Private, Xo. 6548, 2nd Battn. 
The York and Lancaster Regt. ; served with the Expeditionarv Force in France ; 
killed in action 25 Oct. 1914. 

CUTTRISS, J.. Bombardier. Xo. 49433. R.F.A. ; served with the Exjiedi- 
tionary Force in l-'rance ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

CUTTS, W., Private. Xo. 7129. 2ud Battn. The Royal Irish Rifles; served 
with till- Expeditionary Force in France ; killi-d in action 20 Sept. 1914. 

DAFT. H., Private. Xo. 717. The Royal Warwickshire Regt.; served with 
the Ex|M-ditionary Force in France; killed in action 13 Oct. 1914. 

DAGG, M., Private, Xo. 4338, Lst Battn. The Irish Guards; served with the 
Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 14 Sept. 1914. 

DALBY, M. J., L.-Corpl., Xo. 10867, 2ud Battn. The Connaught Rangers ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 5 Xov. 1914. 

DALE, C, Sergt.. No. 7283. 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers ; served with the Expedi- 
tionary b'orce in France ; killed in action 31 Aug. 1914. 

DALE. D., Private. Xo. 8(\SS. 2nd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt. ; served 



of the riie-t runners the battalion has had. He earned the respect and esteem 
of oltieers and nun alike, aiid ^'e all feel that we have lost a loyal comrade and 



good soldier. 



record 



brave 



work as a 



George C. P. Cuthbert. 




with the I'.xpeditinnary Forei 




Percy Nugent Oalton. 



in France ; died oi" wounds 14 Sept. 1914. 

DALTON, PERCY NUGENT, Private. No, 

.'>i:5:>4r.. 14tli Battn. (London Scottish) The 
London Regt. {T.F.), 2nd s. of the late Goring 
Evans Dalton, of Georgetown. Denierara, 
British Guiana, by his wife, Mary Ellen (Xew- 
port J-odge. Bromley, co. Kent), dau. of Robert 
George Kelly ; and gdson. of the lat^^^ Edward 
Thomas liivans Dalton. Postmaster-General of 
British Guiana, and great-gdson. of the late 
Coniinauder Richard Xugent Kelly, R.X. ; b. 
liirkeiihead, CO. Chester, 13 Sept. 1885; ediic. 
King's School, Canterbury ; was .subsequently 
emiiloyed on the statf of the London branch 
of the Standard Bank of South Afri<Ta ; joined 
the London Scottish in April, 1916 ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France and 
Flanders from the following Oct.. and was killed 
in action at M':eu^Te. near Cambrai, 30 Xov. 
1917. An officer wrote: "His duties were 
both arduous and responsible, but he dis- 
<harged them always with a devotion to duty 
and a disregard to danger tliat made him one 




rter. bv li^- >jfe. Eliza^ . ^. 
Birki-nhriul." co. Chester,^ - 



.lushuj Dal\ . 




Robert Thompson Daly. 



^iic nvum «Ji ui£i\e and capable 

runner, and he gave his life at the last at his 
jiost of duty." f'nm. 

DALY, J., Trumpeter. Xo. 5118. 9th Lancers ; 
Si rved with the Expeditionarv Force in France 
killed in action 29 Sej.t. 1914. 
DALY, JOSHUA, Private, Xo. 55604. 2nd 
Battn. (23rd Foot) The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 
y^t. s. of .(anies iialy. of 33. Rratton Itoad , 
ilirkenhead. Coni Porte 
ilau. of .Ir)hn Allun ; b. 
;(» Oct. lSf<i : educ. there; was a Coaehman ; 

■ iili-sted in Oct. 1914: served with the Expedi- 
tionary Force in France frmn Nov. 1916. and 
wa.s killed in action at Albert 23 .\pril, 1918. 
He m. at Hrvnford, 18 Feli. 1914, Hannah 
lilryiif.ird Post Otiice. Holywell), dau. of Hugh 
liowlaiids, and had a son. Joshua James 
KowlaiKl. f>. 4 March. 1915. 

DALY. ROBERT THOMPSON. L.-Sergt., 
No. ?s279I. .\rui\ Ordnance Ctjrjis. yst. s. of 
John Alexander Daly, of Coot<- Street, Mary- 
borough. ex-Constabie, by his wife, Margaret 
Ellen, dan. of (— ) Tlioniitson ; b, Mary- 
borough. 12 Sept. 1896; educ. there; was a 
Cj.-rk in the Maryborough Flour Mills ; enlisted 
2^^ Xov. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionar\- 
Force in France from >Liy, 1915. and died at 
Maryborough 7 Jan. 1917. from sicknc.^ con- 
tracted while on active s^-rvice ; num. 
D.\LZ!EL, W. ALTER. Sergt., D.C.M.. Xo. 
r!ti;:iii, (iriii:iii, s.-ction, 31st Infantry Battn. 
' ;iii;i<liaii Expeditionary Force, eldest s. oi the 
late Walter Dalziel. by his wife, Emma Annie 
54a, Grand Parade. Brighton), dau. of Thomas 
Austen ; b. Tunbridge Wells. 7 Oct. 1889 ; 

■ due. Elm Grove School. Brighton ; enlisted 
16 Sept. 1914; served with the Expeditionary 
1-orce in Franci; and Flanders, and was killed 
ill action at Ypres 6 June. 1916. Buried there. 
He was awarded the D.C.M.. the notiticatiou 
• <i which W!Ls received on tlie dav of liis death 
[London Gazette, 28 July. 1916"). "for con- 
spicuous gallantry. When "his two officers were 
bombing party, advanced under heavy firing 



wounded he took charge ^ ^ _ _ 

to seize a point on which the enemy were advancing, and when he met them, 
forced them to n-tire ; he then held his position all night until relieved." f'lim, 
DAMPIER, J., Corpl., Xo. 9:124, 1st Battn. The Somersetshire Light Infantrv ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 26 Aug. 1914. 
DANCE. H.. Private, Xo. 8799, 2nd Battn. Tlie Border Regt. ; served with the 
Expe<litionary Force in France ; died of wounds 26 Oct. 1914. 
DANCOCKS, W.. Private, Xo. 4304, 3rd Battn. The Worcestershire Regt. 
served with the Exjieditionary Force in France ; killed in action 23 Oct. 1914. 
DANCY. ELLIS ALBERT. L.-Corpl., Xo. 7341, 6th (Service) Battn. The 
(^leen's Own ( Uoyal West Kent Regt.), *. of William Dancy. of 1. Burrell's 
Cottage. Whiteman's Green. Cuckfield, co. SiLssex. Painter, bv his wife, Eunice, 
dau. of (— ) Penifold ; b. Cuckfield. co. Sus.sex. 24 Aug. 1883; educ. Cuckfield 
British School : enlisted 15 Xov. 1914 ; served witli the Expeditionary Force 
in France and Flanders ; was woundid at the Battle of Arras, and died" at Xo. 
19 Casualty Clearing Station 9 May, 1917. Buried in the British Cemetery, at 
DuLsans. He m. at Groombridge, co. Sussex. 10 June. 1905. Xellie. dau. of 
Henrv Vinall. and had three children : Keginald E.. b. 10 Dec. 1915 ; Evehii 
E.. b. 9 March. 1906. and Clarice M.. b. 7 May. 19119. 

DANIELL, GEORGE FRANCIS BLACKBURNE, 2nd Lieut.. 2nd Battn. 
(7th Foot) The Royal Fusiliers (City of London 
Kegt.), eldest s. of Francis Henry Blackbume 
Daniell. of 19. Xevern Place. London. S.W., 
M.A., Barrister-at-Law, late Fellow of Trinity 
< ollege. Cambridge, by his wife, Caroline Soi>lua, 
eldest dau. of the late William Bence Jones, of 
Lisselan. co, Cork ; b. X'pvern Place, London, 
S.W.. 8 June. 1878 ; educ. Temple Grove, 
East Sheen : Jlarlborough College, and Pem- 
broke College. Cambridge (Scholar), where he 
graduated B.A. with Honours in 1900, and 
M.A. in 1905 ; was appoint^'d to the Egyptian 
Ci\il Service. I'ublic Works Department, in 
1906 : obtained a commission in the Royal 
Iiisiliers 9 Sept. 1915. as soon as he was allowed 
1> ave fnun the Egyptian Government ; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France from 
IS July. 1916, when he joined the 2nd Battn. 
at lieaumont Haniel ; was subsequently for 
a time Corps Intelligence Otficer and Bombing 
Otficer, and later Commandinir Otficer of a 
reiulorcenient camp, and then of a camp at a 
railhead in the Somme district, being afterwards Bombing Instructor near 
Amiens; rejoined his battalion in April. 1917, and was killed in action south- 
east of Monchy-le-Preux on the 24th. while leading his company. He m. at 
Holy Trinity, Sloaue street. London. W.. 4 .\pril. 1916, Mary Helen, eldest dau 
of James Eastwick. of Fyning Wood. Rogate. Sussex, Barrister-at-I-aw, 
DANIELS, ARTHUR EDWARD. Cov. Sergt.-Major, No. 20276, The Ea.st 
Surrey Hegt.. attd. 12th (Service) Battn. The Royal Sussex Rigt., s. of the late 
Frederick Kichard Daniels. Carpenter, by his wife. Emma (88. Ferndale Road, 
Cla)iham. London. S.W.). dau. of Hi-nrv" Lemon: b. Islington, London, X-. IS 
June. 1882 ; educ i;tfra Parade Board School, Hrixtnn ; enlisted in IS99 ; served 
in South Africa and India : also with the Expeditionarv For<e in France from 
Dec. 1916, and was killed in action at St. Julien 31 July. 1917. Buried in the 
Buffs Koad Cemetery. Vpres. The Coy. Ouartermaster-Sergt. wrote: "He 
was loved and esteemed by every man in the coni|iany." Unm. 

DANIELS, D.. Private, Xo. 16397, 2nd Battn. The Grenadier Guards; served 
with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 1 Sept. 1914. . 

DANIELS, R.. Private, Xo. 7229. 1st Battn. The South Wales Borderers ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France - killed 26 Sept. 1914. 

DANN, H. A., Private. Xo. 11621. Nt Rattn. The King's (Liverpool Rogt.) ; 
served with the Expeditionary Force in Frano- ; died of wounds 27 Oct. 1914. 




George F. B. Daniell. 



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DARBY, C, (Jiiiiii.r. So. :{K.siH. K.ti.A.; Mi-rvrd with tlu- KxiM-ditionarv Knrn; 
ill rriiri.v ; kilKil in action ;ll Oct. 1014. 

DARBY, PETER, (Jnnncr. No. :)41:I0. Uoyal (Jarrison Artillory. x. ol Mil- latu 
iiiiorli Darliy. by Ills wifi'. I^li.-^abctii. dan. oJ licoruc (ami Saiali) Vi-n ; h. 
^'antyniufl, 27 Jiuu-. IH8H ; i-tinc. Cminril Srliool tln-R* ; was iinploycd at tin.- 
i''Ia[(ian Cojlifries ; cnlistt'tl 24 Nov. 1914 ; srrvcd with thf Kxinditionary l-'orcu 
in Franc-i- irom 21 Oct. 1915, and wa.- kilK-tl in action 11 July. HUT. liuricd near 
^■p^es. He in. at Itridncnd, 7 .Tnne, IDIG, Kmily lilofiwea (Victoria Street, 
I'nntycyninier), dan. ul" I'"rcd Itickott.s ; .v./». 

DARLEY. DESMOND JOHN, 2nd Lieut., llth (Service) liattn. The Sulfolk 
Keu't., 2n<i -v. (It Henry Kciui Uiirlt-y. D.S.O., .Major, Keticrve ot Oniccrs, 4th 
JMaiioon (inards, b> his wile, liniil) Henrietta, dan. ot 'j'lie Hon. .1. I*. V<*rekfr ; 
/>. I.ondon, ;Jl Jan. IH'.l.j ; ednc. SnniinerHclds, (>.\fortl ; l^ton. and Kini:'s ('oIle;ie. 
<'anil)ridge, where he took a Classical Kxhiliition ; ohtiiined a ronunis-^ion in 
April, 1015; served with tlie Kxpeditioriary Force in France and Flanders troni 
-March, lillfl, and was killed in action 1 .lul> tollouinu, in tlie attack on ha 
Itoisselle. the tlrst day ot the liattle ot the Sr)mine. He was a proinisinf: Classical 
scholar and an accoin|)lishrd musician ; niiui. 

DARLEY, W., Corpl.. Xo. 7(KW, 2nd liattn. The Yorkshire Uejrt. ; served with 
the Fxpeditionary l-'orce in France ; died ot wounds 27 Oct. 1914. 

STORMONTH-DARLINO, JOHN COIXIER, D S O., hit lit -Col.. Otli 
(Ti-rrilorial) Uattn. ((ilaM^nw Hiiihlanii.is) Ih,- Hi^liland IJjjht Hitaiitry. -s. of 
the late I'atiick Stornunitli- Darlhi;:, oi Fednathie. Kirrienmir. co. I'orlar. and 
Fdenhank. Kelso, co. HnxlMUtih : //. K.ls<i. 9 Feb. 1879; educ. Cordwalles. 
Maidenhead, and Lontt«) ; was jiazetted 2nd l.ieut. Kin«''s Own Scottish Itor- 
d. rer^ (MiMtia) Feb. 19(HI : transferred to thr 2nd liattn. Scottish Kihes in Anj,-. 
I'.HKi. and Milis.-,|uent!v to tin- 1st liattn,; w.is promoted I, lent. 1912. Major 
191.'). and 1, lent. -Col. in the liiyhland Lii^ht hitantry Xov. 191.'. ; serverl in the 
•South Afrie;in War 1.S99 1902 ; Kailuay Stall Ollicer ; look part in the o|»erations 
in the Tran^xaal. east nt I'retoria, Nov. 19(KI ; operations in the rr;iris\:ial 'M) 
Nov. 191)0. to June. 19(11. and Nov. 19U1. to April. 191)2 : operations in Oraniie 
River Colon\ . .lime tu Sipt, 19iil. and No\ . 19111. and those on tln' /uln frontier 
of Natal in Sept. and Oct. 1901 {mentioned in I).-. patches | London (iazette, 17 
Jan. 19021 ; (^l<•en■s Medal witli thn-.- clas|.s. and Kinti's Medal with two clasps) : 
served with the Fxpedilion.iry Force in France .ind Inlanders frtmi .Vii^'. 1914, 
and was killed in action at Le Transloy 1 Nov. 191(1, wliile takini.' his battalion 
int«i action dnrinti the r)p<'rations on the Sonirne. iluried near rrMiics Wood. 
■ He was twice nieiitiiined in Despatches, for uallant ;ind distinjiuished service in 
the tleld. ami was awaiihd the Distiiiiiiiishcd Service Order (London liazctte. 
IS Feb. 191.".|. He pl.iy.-<i Kimby for Loretto School and the Kdinbur-ih Wan- 
direr-i, ami cricket and polo for his ret;inient ; tinm. 

DARNELL, R., Private. No. 7802, 1st liattn. The Kast Yorkshire Rc«t. ; served 
with tin- ICxpeditioiiary l-'orce in France; killed in action 28 Oct. 19i4. 

D.\RROCH, JAMES, Private, No. 285019. nth (T.-rrif iirial ) Battn. Th.- (Mudon 
Hii:hlandir>. 4t!i s. of .lolm Darroch. of Oaklee. Kilmun, en. Aruvl.-. Cnstoins 
Ollicer. by his win-. A^^m^. dau. of the late Duncan Canipbcil. ni Kilmun; h. 
Fort Glasjiow. :S(i .March. iSM.i ; i-diic. (Irceiiock and Port <Jlas'^tiw ; was a Slii|) 
Steward ; joined Utr (inrdon Highlander.' 17 Oct. 191(1 ; served with th.- Kxpcdi- 
tiotiary Force in I'rance from Li Jan. 1917. and died at No. 7 (_'anadian Hos|iitaI 
2.'> April followint:, from wounds received in action at \'iniy itidgc. liuried in 
l^tapjis .Military Cemetery ; num. 

DART, GORONWV KINSEY, Private. No. l(;s.-.2. Pioneer Section. The South 
Wales Lm-derrr-, eldest .-<. (it the late William Dart, by his wife, l-:iizal3(th (Dum- 
fries Stnit. Tr.-hrrliert ), dau. of the late .lolm KiiiM-y. of Tyilcwydd. Tn-herbert ; 
h. Tn-herlHTt. 9 .April, 189(> ; educ. at Treherhcrt lioard School ; was a Collier 
4-mployed at the Vnysfais Colliery; enlisted :i Sept. 1914; served with the 
I';xpeditionar,\' Force in l''rance and Flanders, and was killed in action 4 July, 
1917, by shell llrr wliile li-avint: the trenches with a working party. Hurled in 
L'-liiiaii iiattrr\ ('(uner, south-west of Vpics; iitim. 

OAUBENY. CHARLES JOHN ODINEL, Lieut., Acting Capt,, :ird (Itcserve). 
attd. 1st (Litli Toot), ilattii. Princc Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry ). oiilv -••■. of 
rapt. Cliarh-v Witiiam Daubenv, of The P.row, Combe Down, liatli. by his wife. 
l-;dith Henrietta, dau. ot the late Uev. John (iore ; h. C.jndie Down. Hath. 25 Se).t. 
1895: educ. St. Chrislo|fhi-r's S<-hooL Hath, and Tonbridge (Scliolar). where he 
was a Colonr-S.-rgt. in the O.T.C.. and obtained " A "■ eertiltcate ; was gazcltrd 
2iid Lieut. ;!r(l Soniers.-t Light Inlanlrv Oct. I9U. and promoted Lieiit. Feb. 
191(1: served with tin- Kxpeditionary Force in France from .May. 1915; was 
wounded dnriiej the llattle of the Somnic and invalided home ; n-turned td 
France in Di-c. 191(1; was again slightly wounded at the Itafth- of .\rras 11 
A|tril. 1917. and died HI Aunv following, from wounds received in ai-tion while 
ondi-aMMiring to locate the enemy's guns. Muried at Anbigiiy. Major K. H. 
Waddy wrote : " He w;is such a good lad, always so cheery. He was a real 
good capable ollicer. al«a\s to be relied upon to carry out his duty elfectively. 
He never kin-u what h-ar meant. We ha\e lost both a good friend and a gixnl 
ollicer. lov<-d b\ the otiicers and men ot his compan\ ; num. 

DAVENPORT, ELI, 2nd Fngincer. Transport Section. Uoyal Navy. x. of Samurl 
D.ivmport. ut 1. ValUvrie Koad, Liscard. eo. Chester, liy his wife, (ieoriieanin-. 
ilan. of tb-dige Flatt. iil Yaxley, co. Snlfriik ; h. St. Allans, co. Herts. 1 (ht. 
1890; ednc. Verlnni College. St. Albans, and Shaw Stn-rt Colliur. Liverpool; 
was a Fitter servim: with Messrs. Lcylanirs Shipiiin-.' Company ; joined the 
Transport section H) June. 1917. but had bi-cn sailing: in the Mert-antile .Marine 
-ince Aug, 1914 ; was a|»pointcd to H..M.T. Jutland 10 June. 1917. and was killed 
b\- a torpedo from an cnernx' subniarim- oil the coast of Spain 19 No\ . folUtwing. 
H-- m. at St. Saviour's. Liverpool. 19 .May. 1917. Dmi.thy (1(14. Sinnley Park 
Avenue. Li\erpooD, d.-ni. of the late Ceorge Pierey ; ,v./». 

DAVENPORT, FRED, .Maj(U-. D.S.O. , M.C., 
Royal Field Artillery (T.F. ). x. of the late Henry 
Davenport, ol Woodcroft. Li;ck, co. StafJord. 
J. P.; h. Leek. (-o. Stalford, :J1 Aug. 187:J ; 
'due, (Jiti-eiiwood College ; was Chairman of 
.M.-^s|-. Wardic' .V Davenport, Ltd.; joined 1st 
North Staltordshire H.-ut. 12 Dec. 1891. and 
aiterward,^ the Kcserve of Officers 23 Feb. 1898 ; 
ri- joined on the outbreak of war, and was 
gazetted Ca|)t. and Hon, Major 25 Oct. 1914. 
.Mid Major I June, 1916; served with the Ex- 
prditiouar\ Ft)rce in France and Flanders from 
March, |9'l7; was awarded the M.C. 14 Aug. 
1917. til.- D.S.O. 20 Aug. 1917, amr mentione.! 
in Drsjiatelu-s bv Field .Maivhal Sir Douglas 
Haiu I London Oazette. 14 Ih-v. 1917], tor 
'.'atliuit and distinguished s.-rvicc in the Held. 
H< was kjll.-d in action at Wi.ltje 25 Sept. 1917. 
Knried at Vpres. He /». 14 Feb. 1899. Alice, 
Lee. dau. of William Black, ol Sliertield, and had 
two children: Fn-derick Lcsji,-. h. :! Oct. 1901, 
and Henry Kemieth. 0. :iO S,-pt. liH)5. 
No. 7070. 1st liattn. The Somerset Light Infantry ; 
killed in action 20 Aug. 19i4. 




Fred Davenport. 

l>AVENPORT, P., Pri\: 

servi-d with tin- Kxpi'ditionary Force in Franc 



DAVEY, ARTHUR, Private. No. :!14h. C Coy.. 12th (Ser\i.-e) liattn. Tlio 
Uoyal Sussex Kegt.. y^t. .s. of the late Charh-s Davey, by his wife. Fanny (NuL- 
hnrst. Horsham, co. Sussex), :ird dau. ot Stephen Fairhall ; h. Nnthurst afore- 
said, 2.1 Dec. 1891; educ. Church of England School tliere ; was a Cardcner 
at Sedgwick Park ; enlisted 11 .Sept. 1914 ; served with Ihf l-ixpeditionary Force 
in Frant-e and Flanders from :J1 Aug. 1915 ; was wiumdi-d three times, and wa* 
killed in at-tion at Ypres 25 Sept. 1917. Ituried there ; iiinn. 
DAVEY, H., Driver, No. 25212. Uoyal Engineers; served with Hie i:\pedi- 
tionary Fon-e in France ; died of wounds 1914. 

DAVEY, T., Private, No, 7904, 1st Battn. The Duke ot" Cornwall's Light Infantry ; 
served with the lixpcditionary Force in France ; killed in action 9 Oct, 1914, 
DAVEY, W., L. -Corpl., No. 9fi7U, 2n<l liattn. The Itoyal Sussex UcgL; served 
with the ICxpedil i(niary Force in Frame ; died of woumls 12 Sept. 1914. 
DAVIDSON, ALFRED JAMES, Private. No. 48^0. D Cov., Hlth Platoon, 
4tli (Territorial) liattn. The (b.nlon Highlanders, yst. n. of Andrew Davidson, 
of IKI, Irvine Place. Aberdeen, by his wife. KlizabeMi, dau, of William Cruick- 
shank ; h. ,\berdeen. 21 Jul.\, 189.'); educ. Cordon's Colh-ge there; was eni- 
ploved b\' .Messrs. (Jrav. Kennedy A- Dickie, Wareh<»useinen, .Ahi-rdeen ; joined 
tlu-'Cordlin Highlanders It) Feb. 191(1; wrved with the Kxpeditionary Force in 
France and I'landeis. and was killed in action at .Mann-tz 5 .\ng. following, 
linried there ; innii. 

DAVIDSON, ARCHIBALD, Priviitr. No. S/18294. 2nd liattn. {92nd Foot) 
The Cordon Highiand'-rs. .s. ot William Davidson, of Orchar<lstown Cottage, 
VUiny CO Aberdeen ; /*. Cdiiy. 21 J uly. 1H9H ; i-due. there : wasal'arm Labourer; 
enlisteil l:; June. 1917; si-r\ed with the Kxpeditionary I'"or<-e in I'rance. and 
died at No. 10 Casnalty Clearing Stalion 27 Oct. 1917. from wounds received in 
action, linried in the .Militar> Cemetery. Lyssenthock, west -south- wt;st t>f 
Ypres ; num. 

DAVIDSON. C, Private, No. 8224, 1st liattn. The Lim-olnslure Uegt. : served 
withihe iOxpnlitionary Korce in France; killed in action 19 Sept. 1914. 

DAVIDSON, GEORGE, Private. No. 727504, Princess Patricia's Canadian 
Light Inlantr\. Canadian Kv;pedit ioiiary Force, Srd «. of David Da\idson. of 5:j, 
(iordon Strei-t. (io\aii, (Il.isguw. Commercial Traveller, by his wile, .\nnie Kliza- 
bctli, dau. of John Ledingham. J.P. ; h Covan. Glasgow', 22 Sept. lH9(i ; educ. 
there ; was emplo\cd at the l^'airtletd Shi|)bnilding Yard in (iovan ; went to 
Canada LI Aug. 19l:{, and si-ttli'd at Stratford, Ontario, as a Pipe Filter; enlisted 
in Jan. 191(1 ; si-rvi-d with the Kxpeditionary Force hi France from the following 
Oct.. and was killi-il in at-tion at Pa^Achenduele 30 Oct, 1917 ; num. 

DAVIDSON, HENRY, Private, No. 8/14253, 10th (Service) liattn. Princess 
Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), yst, «. ol William Davidson, of 
Savocli. i.ong'ide. eo. Aber leeii. Crofter, by his wife. .\nn. dan. ot William 
Mitchell ; h. Savocli aftui s;ijd. ID Jan. 1890 ; educ. Kinmundy School, Longside ; 
was a Drayman and S:dr-mati al (in-at Canal Brewery ; enlisted 27 Oct. 1915 ; 
served with the K\pr,lii ionar\ Korce in Fram-e and Flanders from June follow- 
ing, ami was kill.d in ai fion 12 Oct. 19!7 ; nnni. 

DAVIDSON, J., Private, No. 7(102. 1st liattn. 
The Caineroii Hiiihlanders ; served with the 
Kxprdit ionarv I'oiee in j-'rancc ; killed in 
artion 8 Sept. 1914. 

DAVIDSON, JAMES STEVENSON, D.C M.. 
Pri\ate. No. 2(i2".. 5th (Territorial) liattn. The 
P.l.ick Watch (Uoval Higlilanders). :Jrd. ,s-. of 
the late Charles Davidson. b\ hi.s wife, Ann 
(4:J. Hannah Street, ArbToalh). dau. of the 
late (ieorgc .Middleton ; h. Arbroath, <o. 
Forfar. 21 Feb. 1893 ; educ. Ladyloan Public 
School there; was a Miiu-r; votnnti-i-red and 
eiilist.-d Aug. 1914; s<-rvcd with the Kxpedi- 
t ionarv I-'orcc in I'rance from the following Oct., 
and was killed in action 14 Oct. I9H1. He 
was mentioned in Di-siiati-hes [London tJazette, 
22 June. 1915| by K..M. Sir John (now Lord) 
I'rencli, for gallant and distinguished service 
in the Held, and a wanted fhe Distinguished 
Conduct M<-<lal for consjiieuous gallautr,\' on 
9 .May. 1915. whilst acting as stretcher-bearer 
at Nenve Chapellc; num. 
DAVIDSON, PETER FERRIES, Siimaller. No. lH2i), l/ijth (Territorial) 
IJattn, I'lie lllaek Watch ( Uny.-il H iiihlanders), s. of ChaHcs Davidson, of Kothie- 
mav. P.all.-itrr. Kailwav Sign.ilniau. ij\ his wife, Agnes, dau. of thr lat.- Ali\aiidt-r 
Fcrriis. ot Cairnfold. ('Innv. FarnH-r ; h. liuckie, eo. Jiaiilf, 23 A].ril. IS91 ; ednc. 
liallater Pid>lie School, and (ioiihuiV College, Alurdi'cn ; was miploved a.s a 
Cli-rk on the (livat .Vorl h of S(-ntland Uailway and the North IJritish Kailway ; 
joined th.- Llaek Watch at Pi-rth in Sept. 1914. after the outbreak of war ; served 
with ibi> l'A|ieditionarv l'<irce in I'rame and l-'landers from April. 1015, and wan 
Uille.l in aetioii m-ar Arras Ui .May. 1917. linried at Athies. A comrade wrote : 
" lb' "a- the life ami soul of the etnnpany. and we are very sorry indeed to lose 
liim." I'nni. 

DAVIDSON, ROBERT, Private, No. 15452, 10th (Service) Battn. The Royal 
Inniskilling Fusiliers, 2nd v. of Uol»-rt Davidson, of Lisalbanagli House. Maghera- 
felt. Farmer, liy his wife. Sarah, dan. of John Marshall ; h. Mairherafelt, co. 
Derry, 7 Nov. I89(i : i-dnc. there; was a Drajier's .Assistant ; xniunteered for 
active service on the onthi-eak of war. and joined the Inniskillings 24 Sipt. 1914 ; 
served with the Kxpediti(uiary Force in Fram-e and Flanders troin Sept. 1915; 
saw much lighting, and was Iwict- gassed, being invalided honii- ; nturni'd to 
France afti-r a short lea\e in July, 1917, and died at the Uoyal Vietmia Hospital, 
Folkestone, 2 Dec. following, of womuis received in action at Ypres 10 Aug. 
previously ; Kuin, 
DAVIE, FRANK, M.M.. 2ml 
liattn. I'lie Fast Yorkshire Ue; 

Chief Clerk in the town C|i-rk"s Di-partnient. bv his wih-. Louisa, dau, of tin- lato 
Henry .VII. n. ot llirminuham : h. King.^ton-npon-Hull. 15 D.-c. 1S91 ; .-due. Hull 
lira ni ma I School ; was in the Accountant's Depart rin- 
join«-d Ihr Hull Comni.Tcial Battn. oi th.- Fast Yorkshire 
of war in Auv;. 1914; si-r\.-d in Kg\ pt from No\ , 1915 
in Mareli.^l91b ; was wounded in action 4 June, and on i 
to an Otli(-ers" Cadet IS.ittn,. beiiiii ga/etted 2nd Lieut. 
1917. and di.-d at the Knd-l>-iLdi Palace Hospital for Ollie.-rs. London. 2 .lum^ 
following, from woim.ls reeei\ed in acti()n near Arras 3 .Mav. P.uri.-d in the 
W«-strrn Cemeterv. Hull. H.- was awarded the Military Mi-dal on 9 Aug. UHti, 
for gallantry and rhvotion to duty in action in attending to the wounded for 
nearly two hours without n-uar.l to his own woumis ; unm. 

DAVIES, ALFRED, Pilot Api.rentie.'. U.N.V.U., Patrol Boat Alfred H. Head, 
only .«. of William Davi.-s. K. -tired Pilot, of Liverpool, and Annii- Maria Uavies 
(2G, Denton Drive. Lisiard); b. i;irk<-nhea.L eo. Chester, 23 Sept. 189G ; educ, 
Wallasey (Tramniar School ; was employed in the Pilot S(-rviee tour .years ; 
served on Patrol Bo;it Alfre.l H. Read, and was lost wli.-n that ship was mined 
otr the Mers<-v Bar 2^ Dee. 1917 ; num. 




James Stevenson Davidson. 



Lieut., 4th (Territorial), attd. llth (Service), 
:t., 3rd .V. of John Davie, of Sunny Bank. Hull, 



■lit. Hull Corporation ; 

Uegt. on the outbreak 

; proceeded to Frajic^ 

-covcry wa* transferred 

Fast Yorkshires 25 Jan. 



The Roll of Honour 




Amos Davies. 




DAVIES, AMOS, I'rivatr. \o. 840or,, Sectiou 244. Mat-liinr Cnu Corps, yst. .s. 
ni tlic latf 'I'lioinas Davirs : /;. ICci-li's. li iK-c. 
188.J ; ffiiir. Keel -s (irarnniar Scliool. and 
.Manclu'sli-r iiramniar School ; fiilistt'ii in Sow 
11H6 ; served with the IJxijeditionary Force in 
J-'rance and Flanders, and was killed in action 
25 Any;. 1917. liuried in the Military Cemetery 
It Fins. His Conimandini; Oftieer wrote'; 
Ivvery one of lis feel we ha\'e sudered a heavy 
Inss, and those who were his [)artieular friends 
n;i|j/,c that thoy have lost a Rood i)al. He was 
' \t rylliing 1 could have wished one of my men 
to hv. ;tnd he was always happy in the section," 
and another otHeer ; " Personally his death has 
liicn a heavy blow to me. Ht- was an excellent 
soldier in every way, and I sliall miss him very 
much." He was a well-known lacrosse player : 
cajitain of his school team and later goal- 
keeper for the Monton Club. He also repre- 
sented Lancashire County. He m. at FerI.->. 
2 March. I!tl2. Nessie, dau. of .\rtluir Williani 
LobI), of Fcelcs, and had a dau.. Klizabcth, 
/>. I Sept. 1915. 
DAVIES, D.. Private, No. 8828, 2nd Battn. The Welsh Eeyt. ; serv«-d with the 
JCxiJL-ditionary Force in Fraiue : died of wounds 2T Oct. 1914. 

DAVIES, DAVID ETHELSTON, Lieut.. 12th (Service) jiattn. -J'he Royal 
Welsh Fusiliers, eldest *■. of the Uev. John 
Davirs. Rector of Llanyylji and J.laiiarmon, 
t-n. Carnarvon, by his wife. Kdith Annie, dau. 
ot William Etlielston ; b. IJanrwst. 11 Aiiril , 
1H<J4 : educ. St. John's School, Leatherhead, 
and ^■Ntrad .Meuriy. and was about to proceed 
to one of the utilNi-fsities with a view to taking 
Hilly Orders, but on the outbreak of the Euro- 
pi an war \nliuitcered for foreign service; was 
ua/.ittrd 2hd Lieut. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3 
J inic. 191;'>. and jiromoted JJeut. 11 April, 
iniCi; traini-d at Jvinmel Park, wlierc he was 
IJriLiadr Sit;nalliiiii Jiistrnctor; served with the 
l*;\|)eiiit jtinarv l''orce in France from Aug. 1916. 
ami «as kill<-d in action at Infantry Hill 18 
June, I'.ii; His Colonel wrote : " 'I'hat the 
attacks failed was eritirelv due to the matinifi- 
eeiit liraM-ry of l.ieiit. D.'i:. J)aviis. and others 
like hirii. who stuck to their posts imbnim; 
their nu'ii with their own splendid sjiirit vmti! 
rliev fell on the yround the\- defen<led so 
well. ... As an orticer he was fearless, cool 

and resolute in Hie lii'r|„.Ht degree, and a-s a man he was imiversally popular and 

bp|o\(Ml \t\ lintli otliei'rs and men. I have no hesitation in saying he was one of 

the best jilatonn eonunandi'rs I ever had." rum. 

DAVIES, DAVID HENRY, Private, iNo. 4i).0:J, 1st Platoon, A Coy.. Honourable 
Artillery ('ninp;iii\ (IM'.). only eliild of John Davies, of 12. i.an^ley Koad, 
Small Hialli. I'.irtiiingham. Clerk to the Uirmingham Corporation. Water Iiepart- 
ment. by his wife. Catherini' Jane, dau, of Henry Parry ; h. Carnarvon. 11» May, 
1896 ; edue. Council School, anil Rinu lOdward's School. Cam[) Hill. IJirniiTiirliam, 
where he gained tin' Coronation Srholarshiii offered at Lawrence's (iate Clark's) 
College, Birmingham, and iiassinu liis Civil Sirviee Examinations, went to London 
to take uji a post in the Registrar-tiem lal's otfiee at Somerset House ; resigned 
this position two m-.h-s later, and joined tlie Watford branch of IJovds Hank. 
Ltd.; joined the H.A.C. in July, 1915; served with the Kxiieditiouar,\ Fore.- 
an France and Maiideis from tlie following Nov., and was killed in action in an 
advanced post in front of JJeaueonrt :U Jan. 1017. Buried on the Station Road 
there. His Capt;iin wrote : " He proved himself a good soldier and a brave 
man. and the er)mpauy feel his loss \ery much. He was buried by our own 
]legimental Cliaplain." and the Manager of the Bank r " I think the one trait 
in your son's character that struck me more tlian aiiythini: was his unfailing 
•cheerfulness and goo l-lnimoiir." (Jnm. 

DAVIES, EDMUND PERCIVAL BARRETT, Private. No. 60870. 7oth 
.Machine (iuu Cor|»s. :ird .s. of J:inM> (biny Davies. of Seaton Cottage. Camp 
Road, Rn»,s. Nurser>inau ami Canlem i. b\ his wife, y\. M.. dau. of Ldlnund 
Barrett ; h. Koss. co. Hereford, i:) Dec. 1897 ; educ. Council School there; was 
a Clerk; joined the Ross Volunteers on the cuitbreak of war in Aug. 1914: 
enlisted in the King's Own Shropshire Light Infantry It; Se|>t. 1916, but six 
weeks later transferred to the Machine (inn Corjis at (."rantham, linishiiei his 
■course at CMpstone Camp, eo. Nottingham; served witli the Kxiie<htionary 
Force in France and Flanders from 6 Jan. 1917. witii the l()4tli Machine tUm 
■Corps ; took part in the tiglitiiii: I'oiiud St. (^uentin until his health Imtke down, 
and he was ,siiit to hos|)ital. where he remained nine Weeks ; siibsi-.jueritly joined 
the 7iitli .Machine (inn Corps in tlie V|ire>-Menin sector, and was killed in action 
near the Clnteau Wood, nortli of the Menin Kuail. 9 Sept. 1917. I'.uried thirty 
yards nortli-east of Chateau Wtmd. betters inim hi^ Comnianding Olhcer. the 
Chaplain and his conuades all --poke oi his u'allanf eondm-t and lii-^ good com- 
rade.ship ; iimn. 

DAVIES, F. W., Private. No. S227. 2nd Uattn. I he Koyal WeUh Fiisilicis ; 
>ierved with the K\peditionary Force in Frame; killed ill actitui 2.'» Oct. 1914. 

DAVIES. FAIRFAX LLE\VF,LLVN, IJeut., I'llth (Territorial) Battn. (Cyclist) 
The Norttill, ib-I . attl. 2 Hth ( I'en-itoriai ) IJattn. The Prince of Wales'^ Own 



David Ethelslon Davies. 



(West Vofk'liire Keut.l, \s|, 




Falrfa.x Lleuellvn Davies. 



of Kairtax Davies. ot Searhorough Hill. 
.North Waisham. co. Norfolk. Solicitor. Iiy his 
wife, .Vgn. s Mande. dau. of Clement Taylor, of 
Norwich. Solicitor; aiul brother-in-law to 
(apt. A. T. F. Wvatt (o.r.): b. Scarborough 
Hill atorcsaiil. 18 March. 1S!HI ; educ. Fatou 
House. Aldebnrgh. and Haile> bury College 
( l.awreliee), where he obtained his Colours 
tor eri<ket : on lea\ ing school was articled to 
hi. taiher ; joined the ranks of the I 6(h Battn. 
The .N'orlotk liegt. in Aug. 1914: obtained a 
.onitiiis-ion as 2nd Lieut. Norfolk Re'.it. the 
toU'iuiie.' month, and wa-- promoted LiiMit. the 
lollowinii \v:\r : served with the I-;\peditioiuir>' 
force in France and Flanders Irom .') Jan. 1917, 
iittai-hi'd to the West Yorkshire liegt.. and 
was killed in action near Lagniconrt 8 Jvdy 
lollowing. vvhili- on night staudinu |iatrol duty. 
Hnried in Lagniconrt Kidu'e Ceinct -ry. north- 
east ot I'.apanme. His CommandiTig Otlicer 
uroii- : ■■ I sliould hke to say what a hiirli 
opinion 1 had of your sou, both as an olhcer 



and a friiiKl. He was most popular witli all ranks, and we shall miss hhn very 
mui-li. He could ill he spared," and another otticer : " " Tommy,' as we all knew 
him, was a jiopnlar favourite with all. and was one of the nuj^t respected oHiceH 
in the- battalion. We all feel a sense of loss." Another brother officer aUo 
wrote ; " His deatli is a very great loss to the battalion, and hts cheery coni- 
jianionship we shall all of us miss most sincerely. His great coolness and resource 
led me to choose him for the jtarticular duty I have told yon of. and it was 
these tjualities that made him so valuable to the Service." He w;is u good all- 
round sportsnum, being a fliu- golfer, and promised to make a brilliant cricketer : 
Hiun. 

DAVIES. FREDERICK GEORGE, 2ud Lieut., 9th (Service) Battn. The RiUe 
Brigade (The Prince Consort's (Jwn), 2nd s. of the late Stephen Davies, Gardener, 
!)>■ ills wife, Amelia Ann, dau. of Frederick Ellis, of London ; b. Priorslce, near 
Wellington, co. Salop, 3 April. 1888 ; educ. St. Mary's Schools, Stafford ; was 
subsequently apprenticed to the Printing trade in that town, and after serving 
se\cn years took a situation at .Messrs. Garside A- JoUey's, Warrington, and later 
>iiti-red the service of Messrs. Waterlow Brothers cV Layton, Government Printers 
and Stationers, London, where lie attained the position of Ivstimating Clerk; 
joined the London Rifle Brigade Territorials early in 1914; volunteered for 
loreign service on the outbreak of war in Aug. of "that year; served with ttie 
Ivxpfditionary Force in F'rance and Flanders from tlie following Nov. ; was 
invalided home at Clu'istmjis with frost-bite and septic foot ; returned to the 
front in the autumn of 1915. when he was one of four chosen from the ranks of 
his battalion to take up a commission, and was attached to the O.T.C. in France, 
being gazetted 2ml Lieut. 9th Rifle Jirigade 2;i Nov. 1915, and was killed in action 
at Vpres 6 Feh. 1910, while leading his ijlatoon. Buried in 'I'alana Regimental 
Cemetery. Ca|it. Williams wrote : " He has been in my company ever since lie 
joined, and I can honestly say 1 never hoiie to meet a more reliable oflicer. Any 
work 1 ga\'e him to do was done thoroughly and conscientiously. . . . He wa.<i 
never grumpy or snappy, and there are occasions when it is very hard out here 
not to be dispirited and bad-tt-mpered. He had ju.st come back from a grenade 
course when he was killed, and was f\ill of enthusiasm for the new type of fighting, 
and was eager for the chance of .training some of our company. He is a great 
loss to us in every way, and 1 know from the letters and conversation of the 
men how much tliey have felt liis death. He was as popular with them as he 
was with us, and they botli liked and respected him." i'nm. 
DAVIES. FREDERICK OWEN, Private, No. 14577, 7th (Service) Battn. 
The King's (Shroiishire Liu'ht Inlantry), 4th .s. of Clmrles Davies, of Ellesmere, 
CO. Salop, Carter, hv his wife, Lvdia .\tm, dau. of George Woolley ; b. Kllesmere» 
10 Jan. 1898; educ. Boys' C.I-;'. School there: was a Baker; enilsted 18 Sept. 
1914, after the outbreak of war ; served with the Expeditionary Force in Franc« 
and Flanders from 25 Sept. 1915, where he was employed as a scout, and was 
killed in action during the Battle of the Somme 14 July", 191(1 ; uinn. 
DAVIES, GARIBALDI WILLIAM, Private, No. 61766, Koyal Army Medical 
Cor|is, 4th s. of William Davies. oi I'.rvii Hvwel, Kfailwen, Clynderwen, co. Fern- 
broke. (Quarry Steward, by his wile. .Martha, dau. of ttan Evans, of .Mynydd-du ; 
/'. Maenclochog. eo. Pemiirokc. 5 Mav, ISSti ; educ. there ■ was employed at 
the Ocean Coiiieries. Blaengarw : enlisted 2t; July. 1915; .served with the 
lAiieditionary Force in France an<l Flanders, being attached to tlie 90tii Field 
Ambulance, and later to the Fast .\m:lian Field Ambulance: then for four 
months to tlie Australian Forces in Pale.stiue. and was killed in action at Gaza 
2U .Inly, 1917- by a shell exploding in an advanced dressing station. Buried iu 
Sampson's Ridge Militarv Ceiiieterv. He /«. at Bridgend, eo. Glamorgan. 23 
Mar<-h. 19111, Margaret i-Jizabeth, dan. of Richard Pcarce, and had a child, 
ICurog .\neurin, h. 27 June. 1914. 

DAVIES, H., L.-CorpL. Xo. 7503, 1st Battn. The Shropshire IJght Infantry 
served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; killed in action 2:t Oct. 1914. 
DAVIES, HAROLD HARPER, Private. No. 6156. llth (Service) Battn. The 
Kiival Sussex Regt.. .v. oi .Samuel Davies. of South Crovdon, eo. Surrey, by his 
wile, Mary Ann. dau. of George Harper; b. StockweU. 29 Sept. 1891; educ. 
Whit'.:itt .Middle SeliooL Croydon ; was cmjiloycd by the Croydon Gas Company ; 
.nlisted in April, 1916; served with the Expeditionarv Force in France from 
:i Oct, I9ir., and was killed iu action near Vpres 23 July. 1917. Buried iu the 
Canal P.aiik Cinietery, Essex Farm. Ypres. The Oflieer Commanding wrote iu 
the highest terms of his etiiciency. and a comrade: " He was a great favourite 
with the men. all of whom would miss his cheery presence." He m. at South 
Crovdon. 14 Aug. 1915. Ida J^ouisc (I'urlev Burj", Purley. co. Surrey), dau. of 
Charles I'hcunas ; s.p. 

DAVIES, HUBERT CHARLES, CorpL. No. 426. Prince of Wales's Coy.. 1st 
Uattn. Welsh (iuards. 2nd -v. of William Davies. of 86. Cardiff Road, Llaudalf. 
(iardeiier to the liishop of Ll.indalL bv his wife. Flizabcth Mary. dau. of Edwin 
Williams. ,.! Miehael-toiie Lc Pit, Dinas Powis ; b. Llandatf, co. Glamorgan, 
\\ Feb, l.s'.i2 ; edne. National Boys' School there : entered the Carditf Post Ortice 
as ;i Mess.iiuer P.oy in s.pt. 19().'>. where he remaim-d for two years ; then ent-reU 
the City Nursiriesaf Llaudalf as a Learner in the Propagatory Department, and 
Ihre<' years later ol>tained a position as Fuller Gardener to th<- hisliop of Llaudalf, 
during wliieli time he won in oi>i-n competition lirst prize for pruning, olfered 
by the Cardilf Dardeners' .\ssociatiou to under gardeners in the di.slriet. and IuUt 
accepted a permanent jiost in the Citv Nurseries as Propagator; enlisted in tlie 
(ireiiadier (luards 23 Nov. 1914 : transferred to the Welsh Guards Feb. 1915, on 
the formation iif tliat unit ; si^rved with the Fxpcditionary Force in France and 
Flanders trom llie tolt<iwinii Aim., and died in the Royal" Hospital. Salford. 13 
I'eb, 1917. from wounds received in action 19 Nov. 1916. A comrade wrote: 
■ \dii wouiti like to know i can assure you we miss him terribly, and he is always 
on our Mils : he was loved by everyone." For some time he was a member of 
(he Llandatf Cliurch Lads' IJriuade. winning a medal for smartness, obedience 
and cleanliness, and was also a member of the Llandatf Cathedral Voluntary 
Clioir ; iiiuH. 

DAVIES. HUGH, Private. No. 2(ni56. l/5th (Territorial) Battn. The King's 
(Liverpool Regt.). only ,v. ni the late Robert Davies. Platelayer (;anger, by his 
wife. Annie (.'.. Fli/.abrtli Villas. Llaniludno), dau. of John Williams, oi Itetliesda ; 
/.. Dingle, ('olwyii liay. co. D«-uliigh. 17 Oct. 1887; edue. Colwyn Bay. and oa 
leaving school was employed at Llandudno Station lus an KxamhuT in the Car- 
riage Department for the London and North Western Railway; joined the 
King's l.iveriiool liegt. 29 Jan. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in 
France and Flanders trom 29 Jan. 1916, and was killed in action at Vpres 20 
Sept. 1917. I'.uried then- by the side of Pommeru Castle. Om- of his officers 
wrote : ■■ On tli<- moniini; of 2t) Sciit. your husband was killed by shell tire 
during tlie recent eiiiiagi-meiit. For live months I had the great pleasure of Iwing 
hi- oflieer. and not a better man could I ever have desired to be the oflieer ot." 
He „i. at Merthyr Tydfll. Annie (32. King's Road, IJandndno), 2nd dau. of 
Daniel Hughes, of Llaududim. and Iiad a dau.. Nancy, b. 8 May. 1914. 
DAVIES, J., Private, No. 2683. 2ud Battn. The Lancashire Fusiliers; served 
witli the ICxpeditionary Force in France; killed in action 26 .\ug. 1914. 
D.WIES, JACK TVSSIL. Lieut.. R.N.R.. .«. of the late Rev. Daniel Sawelian 
Davies. Rector ol Kiirhedyn, eo. Pembroke, by his wife. Margaret (Church Park, 
.\luinl)les). dau. of John i)a\ies: b. Llandyssil. eo. Carmarthen. 24 Feb. 1879; 
edue. Llandovery Colli-L'e ; was appointed Sub-Lieut. R.N.K. .\uc. 1915 ; served 
in H.M. Torpedo Lo.it l.uciier. H.M.s. Vemxeanec and H..M.S. Hindustan, and 
died at the Itoval Na\al Hospital. Cliatliam. 20 Jan. 191S, from the result of ;in 



74 



The Roll of Honour 



illiu'ss cohtnu'trd wliilr on :irtivc siTvii'i\ liiiricrl in the N'ji\al d iiirtrry at 
Chathaiii. He- m. at Wilslip.ml. Scjit. I'.HIS. Sybil, dan. ot Ccori;.- Ilari'lin'^. 
ami had thir.- s(his : .lolin William Hamilton, /*. 2:{ Anj;. lyon ; Patrick Latimer, 
b. 5 s.-pt. 11)1(1. ami Kvdya Haiiliiig, b. 8 April. 11)12. 

DAVIES, JOHN, rriviitr. No. 241954. Sifirial Section, 1st Kattn. (57th Foot) 
The Uukf of CainliFiUm-'s Own (Middlosi-.v K»'Ut.). yst. x. of the late Charles 
havies. by his wife, Jane (7.'), Fore Stn-et. Troon. C'aniborne, v.o. ('oniwalD, 
tlan. of Tliontas Kistle ; b. Camborne aforesaid, 4 Nov. 1883 ; edne. Troon Hoys' 
Sehool. Camborne: enlisted in tlie Middlesex Kei;t. 11 Dec. 1!115 ; scrvrrl with 
till' Kxpt'ditionary Force in France and Flanders from :J0 Nov. lilHi. and was 
killf-d by a shell io Au^. I'-H"- Juried at Coxyde Bains. His Chaplain wrote : 
"... Kxc(ediii;ilv popniar with olTicers and men, and a tuwer of •^trenyth to 
th'- battalion iricki-t team," and his Comnmnding Ollicer : "He made liiniseif 
luiiv.TsaMy liked, and I espechdiy regret his loss, as Jie jdayed cricket for me ami 
pr()\<'d himself a splendid member of my company." Viun. 

DAVIES, JOHN RHYS. 2nd Lieut., 23rd, attd. 19th, Hattn. The London 
Ue^t. (T.F.). only s. of the late Jolm Davies, 
nf Spriii-jtleld. Oakham, by his wife, Katherine 
(Stanford Hall. Lcchladc, co. Gloncester), dan. 
oi .Inhii Pendeied: h. Oakham. 17 Nov. 1879: 
• due Aid. iiharn School, and (lonville and Cains 
I'ojl.u''-, laiiilTidi:.- : was Classical Master at 
Ij-xdm llnnse, S.aford. co. Sus-scx ; joined the 
Artists- Uitl.s in Nov. 1915; was gazetted 
lind Lient. in .Iiim- followin;^ ; served with the 
l')\|)i-diti(Miary Forci- in France and Flanders 
from Si|)t. 191G; i)rocecded to Macedonia in 
.\o\.. and to l*alestinc in Ant.'. 1917, and died 
at a casualty clearing .station 27 Nov. fiilk)\v- 
iiig, from wounds reci-ived in action during tin- 
Turkish attack on Ncbi Samuel, liuried in the 
Kubeibeh .Mona.stery Cemetery, Kmnuins. 
I'al-stiii.-. His Colonel wrote :' " Altliough 
tiioitallv wounded, he continued to direct the 
llriiiL; anil cheer and encourage liis men till he 
brcanir nm-onscious. They all sjmak with 
Muieh admiration of his grand conduct; lie is 
most di-eply regretted, and was respected and 
i reconunended for the .Military Cross ; unm. 




John Rhys Davies. 

beloved by all ranks." 



He 



DAVIES, KENNETH GEORGE, Lieut.. Roval Engineers, 2nd s. of the Kev. 
Wilfred Harold Davies, M. A.. Itector of St. (;iles*-in-the-Fields, ^Y.C., by his 
wife. Helen Maud. dan. of thi- late (Jeorgr p.ek, of Cambridge; b. London. 
A .Inne. 1S9.") ; educ. Hailcybury College, and .bsus r(»|lrge. Cambridge: jr>ined 
the Army in Dre. 1914. serving for nine mouths as a Motor I)es]iateli Hider; 
was gazefti-d 2nd Lieut. Koyal Kngiinx-rs in June, 191.J, ami promnt.d Li-nl. 
eb. 1917; served with the Kxpeditionary Force in France aiid I'landiis 



Im 



from .Tan. 191(;. and was kille.l in action at Koclineourt. near Vimv, 19 Mav, 
1917. Jiuried at Fcoivres. His Colonel wrote: "He came to us with most 
excellent rejiorts, having done- splendid work preparing for the attack on Vimv 
Kidge and afterwards. For his age he had proved his e.xceptional ability in 
charge of large working jiarties under dangerous surroundings. T was verv glad 
wlien his transfer to our company occurred, and it is a terrible eiiance tliat Iiis 
young and promising career has been cut short." Fnin, 

DAVIES, LEONARD, Lieut. 9th (S,-rviee) Battn. The Rifle Brigade (The 
'Prinei- Consorts Own), 4th s. of thi^ late Kev. 
Owen l)avi('s. Wtslryan Minister, by his wife, 
Alice, dau. of Henry Hollingdrake. of Stock- 
)>ort ; h. Forest Hill, 7 .luly, 1882 ; educ. Truro 
and Harrogate Colleges. graduating B.A. 
London and M.A. in Litterae Humaniores, 
IJueen's College, Oxford ; subsequently joined 
the .stalF of St. Edward's Sehool, Oxford, as 
Classical Master ; joined tlie Army in July, 
1915: wa.s gazetted 2nd Lieut, llifli' Urigadc 
14 Oct. following, and pronmted Lieut. ; served 
with tlie Kxpcditionarv Force in France from 
March. 1910: took part in the Battle of the 
Sonune, ancl was killed in action at Waiicourt 
:J Jnni', 1917, while c-ommanding a companv. 
Buried in the British Cemetery at Ncu\ille 
Vitasse. His Commanding Olhcer wrote ; " He 
is a great loss to the battalion ; all the odicers 
and all his men loved him and would do any- 
thing for him. as he would do anything for 
them. Whenever anything dangerous had to 
be done he always wanted to do it himself," 
chool : " His whole life was an honour to himself 
.\ fine character, a loyal colleague, a faithful friend 

, never 




Leonard Davies. 



and the Warden of his old ? 

and an inspiration to others. 

— such he inrl.id was. We thank God that he was "given to 'tis for a time 

shall we icuget him." Vnm. 

DAVIES, LEVI, Driver, No, 110149, 331st Battery, R.F.A., vst. *. of Levi 
Davies. ot 71. Llantri.sant Road, Pontypridd, bv his wife, Klizabeth Ann, dau. 
of Thomas Tluunas ; b. I'ontypridd. co. Glamorgan, :i Dec. 1897; educ. Graig 
Board School tJu-re ; was employed at the Great Western Colliery; enlisted 1 
,Tan. 1910; srrvi-d with the Kxpeditionary Force in France from l" March. 1917, 
and died at Vpres 14 Nov. following, from wounds received in action there. 
Ituried at Pojieringiie ; nnm. 

DAVIES, R., I'rivate. Xo. 8125. 1st Battn. The Eiut Lancashire Regt. ; acrved 
with rlir i;\pi ilitionary Force in ?"rance ; killed in action 17 Sept. 1914. 

DAVIES, RHYS BEYNON, Lieut., 4th (Territorial) Hattn. The Northumber- 
land Fusiliei-s. attd. R.F.C.. only child of .fames Davies. of FenrhiwIIan. Heidlan, 
CO. Cardigan, .\rchitect, by his wife. Margaret, dau. of James Kvans ; b. 
Llwyngwcrn. Henllan aforesaid. 15 May, 1896: educ. Aberbank Klementarv 
School there ; Llandyssu! Countv Sehool. and St. (firorge's College. London'; 
joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. 3 May, 1915 ; obtained a 2nd Lieutenancv in the 
Northumberland Fusiliers 5 Aug. following, and was i)romoted I/ieut. 8 July, 
1910; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from i4 
March, 191(i. being attached to the Trcneli Mortar Battery, of which he acted 
First in Comnuind from 15 Sept. to 2:i Oct.. when he became attached to tlie 
R.F.C. as observer; Wius wounded over Hulinch Wood 11 Dee. 1910, and 
invalided home; returned to France 2:{ Fib. 1017, being appointed Flying 
Ollicer 8 March, and was killed in action south-west of Lens, 1 May following. 
Buried in the churchyard at Monchy-Hreton. His Major wrote: '"Your son 
wa.s doing so splendidly, and was one of our best observers. His loss is verv 
great to u.s," and the Pilot Otlicer : " I write to tell you in what high regard he 
was held by those of iw in his flight, and wiiat splendid courage he possessed. 
As an observer your son was tremendously valuable to the squadron, and as a 
friend he meant .so much to lis all. At the time he was liit he was handling Ins 
-gun with all possible coolness and courage. His death was a very sad blow to 
H.S indeed." I'nm. 




Thomas Ref^inald Davies. 



DAVIES, THOMAS REGINALD, Lieut.. K()yal Naval Keservr-. 2nd «. of 
,l()hn Ffiwarii Davies. ot The Fields, near Os- 
W(!stry. Gentleman Farmer, by his wife, Emma 
Jane. dan. of Thonnis Jackson ; b. near 
Oswestry, co. Salop. 5 .Aug. 1885 ; educ. The- 
(irammar Sehool, Oswestry, and subsequently 
trained on H.M.S. Conway : was an appn;ntice 
for thni- years on Messrs. James .Nourse'.s 
ships ; later employed by the White Star and 
.\iichor-Brocklebank Lines, during which time 
he gaiin;d his (lajitain's eertitlcati' in April, 
1911, and was presented with a chart of tha 
nerans b\- the Meteorological Committee iw 
ail aeknowled'.:ment of \aluabl"' observations : 
ir)ined the Naval Kcservc in Jan. 1915, and 
filed of wounds 28 Sept. 1910. received tlirough 
his ship bi-ing torpedoed by an enemy sub- 
marine olf the Shetland "Jsles. Buried at. 
Oswestry. A brother olllcur wrote : " He 
cli(!d